10 Best Dystopian Audiobooks with Unsettling Alternate Realities

10 Best Dystopian Audiobooks with Unsettling Alternate Realities


April 24, 2020
Though the dystopian genre focuses on the world’s degeneration, these fantastical, exploratory, and poignant titles often have the power to reveal something significant about the world listeners live in now. No matter the dystopia conjured in a selection—be it a full-on government surveillance state, a normalization of acts currently considered reprehensible, or an entirely unrecognizable reversion to a more primitive way of life—their creators enable us to explore human nature and safely reflect on our own reality. Here are the 10 best dystopian audiobooks to transport, unsettle, and perhaps even inspire.


Inclusion in Audible’s “best audiobooks” series is based on a number of factors, including presence on Audible best seller lists,
listener ratings and reviews, Goodreads ratings, and input from the Audible Editors. All audiobooks featured here have a minimum
of 500 reviews averaging at least 4.5 stars, with some exceptions made for outstanding stories and performances.


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