The 100 Best, Pretty Clean Fiction Audiobooks
I had a few extra Audible credits to use, so I asked if anyone had any great fiction audiobooks that were worth the listen, and I was BLOWN AWAY by the response. I got so many awesome suggestions that I can’t wait to try. Of course, everyone wanted the list, so here it is!
I asked for relatively clean suggestions, but I haven’t listened to all of them, so I cannot vouch for every suggestion and everyone’s idea of clean is different, so follow your gut or turn it off the book if it gets uncomfortable for you (you can also check Common Sense Media for a content review).
I asked for engaging books with good narrators and boy did people deliver.
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Historical Fiction Audiobooks
Unforgettable stories of world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement and more.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (sexual assault)
The Nightingale (sexual assault)
The Help (language)
The Rose Code (sexual content)
The Giver of Stars (sexual discussion)
Book of Lost Names (one scene of intimacy that is not graphic)
A Place to Hang the Moon
America’s First Daughter (promiscuity)
Gripping audio filled with sleuths, thrills and suspense.
The Mother In Law (language warning)
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
The Last Thing He Told Me
Anxious People (language)
Fiction Audiobooks from Around the World
Extraordinary tales that transcend all borders.
American Dirt (might be on the line of clean)
This Tender Land (language)
Firekeepers Daughter (murder and drugs)
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (medium clean)
Fiction Audiobooks about Friendship
Once you know how to be a good friend, you’ll crave these stories of honesty, trust, and compassion.
Firefly Lane (sexual assault, promiscuity, language)
A Man Called Ove (language and topic of suicide)
Miss Benson’s beetle: Quirky and cute, travel focused.
Fiction Audiobooks about Family
Compelling stories featuring families of all shapes and sizes.
Sweet Home Alaska
The Great Alone (domestic violence, sexual content)
Before We Were Yours (some heavy topics)
Still Alice (some language)
Coming of Age Fiction Audiobooks
Becoming an adult isn’t always fun and games.
Ordinary Grace (some language)
Dutch House (language, depression, revenge)
Daisy Jones and the Six (some language and drugs)
Where the Crawdads Sing (medium clean, a scene or two you might need to skip)
Captivating and inspiring stories based on real events
Magic! Science fiction! Adventure! Time Travel! It’s all right here.
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue (suggested as not clean)
The Bloody Jack Series (sexual assault)
Selection (mild sexual content, language)
The Midnight Library (strong language, string of F words)
The Bear and the Nightingale Trilogy (sexual content)
American Royals (promiscuity)
Station Eleven (Language)
Love stories to stand the tests of time.