Longest Audible Selections



New member
Feb 25, 2004
For one reason or another I often find it useful to look for long selections from Audible. I have posted the 100 longest selections from Audible to help others out who might find this useful.

65:00 The Bible, Old Testament, King James Version (Unabridged)
62:18 War and Peace (Unabridged)
53:20 Truman (Unabridged)
41:14 The First Man in Rome (Unabridged)
40:43 The Company: A Novel of the CIA (Unabridged)
38:37 No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Home Front in World War II (Unabridged)
37:31 Churchill (Unabridged)
37:00 Our Mutual Friend (Unabridged)
36:38 A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book II (Unabridged)
36:00 Lonesome Dove (Unabridged)
35:40 Wealth of Nations (Unabridged)
35:20 Anna Karenina (Unabridged)
34:09 The Brothers Karamazov (Unabridged)
34:04 The Life of Samuel Johnson (Unabridged)
33:56 Nicholas Nickleby (Unabridged)
33:13 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book I (Unabridged)
32:10 American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 (Unabridged)
31:47 Les Miserables, Volume 1 (Unabridged)
31:35 The Fountainhead (Unabridged)
30:56 Underworld: A Novel (Unabridged)
30:18 Vanity Fair (Unabridged)
29:22 Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972 (Unabridged)
29:10 The Rockefellers (Unabridged)
29:00 The Talisman (Unabridged)
28:26 Hollywood Animal: A Memoir (Unabridged)
28:25 Up Country (Unabridged)
27:34 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land (Unabridged)
27:10 Dune: The Machine Crusade (Unabridged)
26:56 Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower IV (Unabridged)
26:05 The Glorious Cause (Unabridged)
26:01 Red Rabbit (Unabridged)
25:53 The Face (Unabridged)
25:44 Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of The Wheel of Time (Unabridged)
25:37 The Woman in White (Unabridged)
25:35 The Little Friend (Unabridged)
25:30 Crime and Punishment (Unabridged)
25:24 Theodore Rex (Unabridged)
25:23 The Book of God: The Bible as Novel (Unabridged)
25:13 Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V (Unabridged)
25:07 Les Miserables, Volume 2 (Unabridged)
24:16 Nobody's Fool (Unabridged)
24:00 Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child (Unabridged)
24:00 The Deerslayer (Unabridged)
24:00 Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (Unabridged)
24:00 The Outline of History, Volume 2 (Unabridged)
24:00 The Sword and the Miracle (Unabridged)
23:49 Bag of Bones (Unabridged)
23:31 Moby #### (Unabridged)
23:31 O Jerusalem: Day by Day, the Historic Struggle for Jerusalem and the Birth of Israel (Unabridged)
23:23 Dune: The Butlerian Jihad (Unabridged)
23:06 Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History (Unabridged)
23:00 Black House (Unabridged)
22:54 Winter's Heart (Unabridged)
22:48 Balance of Power (Unabridged)
22:45 Charles de Gaulle: A Biography (Unabridged)
22:43 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (Unabridged)
22:40 Uncle Tom's Cabin (Unabridged)
22:30 Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 3
22:30 The Gulag Archipelago: Volume III: Katorga, Exile, Stalin is No More (Unabridged)
22:30 The Outline of History, Volume 1 (Unabridged)
22:30 The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (Unabridged)
22:20 Last Man Standing (Unabridged)
22:18 Ben Hur (Unabridged)
22:16 The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Unabridged)
22:15 The History of the Peloponnesian War (Unabridged)
22:05 Harry S Truman: A Life (Unabridged)
21:55 The Idiot (Unabridged)
21:40 The Cold Six Thousand (Unabridged)
21:31 The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory 1874-1932, Volume 1 (Unabridged)
21:30 The Lion's Game (Unabridged)
21:15 Dreamcatcher (Unabridged)
21:11 Women in Love (Unabridged)
21:00 Hurlbut's Story of the Bible (Unabridged)
21:00 The Oak and the Calf: A Memoir (Unabridged)
21:00 Protect and Defend (Unabridged)
20:58 Middlesex (Unabridged)
20:40 Undaunted Courage (Unabridged)
20:36 The Janson Directive (Unabridged)
20:34 Blackwood Farm (Unabridged)
20:30 A History of the Arab People (Unabridged)
20:26 The Moonstone (Unabridged)
20:22 The Influence of Seapower Upon History (Unabridged)
20:03 The Virgin in the Garden (Unabridged)
20:00 The Adventures of Augie March (Unabridged)
20:00 The Chamber (Unabridged)
20:00 The Sigma Protocol (Unabridged)
19:59 Hearts in Atlantis (Unabridged)
19:54 The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory 1874-1932 Volume 2 (Unabridged)
19:46 The Alienist (Unabridged)
19:43 American Gods (Unabridged)
19:42 Taliesin: Pendragon Cyckle Book 1 (Unabridged)
19:34 Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (Unabridged)
19:34 Lost Light (Unabridged)
19:30 Arthur: Pendragon Cycle Book 3 (Unabridged)
19:30 Humboldt's Gift (Unabridged)
19:30 The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone 1932-1940, Volume 1 (Unabridged)
19:30 Nixon in Winter: His Final Revelations About Diplomacy, Watergate, and Life Out of the Arena (Unabridged)
19:30 Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman (Unabridged)
19:30 Paris Never Leaves You (Unabridged)


New member
Nov 25, 2003
The longest one on that list that I listened to was Lonesome Dove. It was excellent. Lee Horsley did a wonderful job of narrating. I was sorry for it to end, even after 36 hours!


New member
Feb 29, 2004
You forgot "Atlas Shrugged" and the "Gulag Archipalego". :) In fact, I believe the Gulag may be the longest book they carry. Not sure.

Jim Reese

Mac user since 1984
Sep 4, 2003
Columbia, SC
duncman said:
The longest one on that list that I listened to was Lonesome Dove. It was excellent. Lee Horsley did a wonderful job of narrating. I was sorry for it to end, even after 36 hours!
I agree, it was excellent, Lee Horsley couldn't have done it better. The voices were very similar to those in the television miniseries. I'm sure he got much of his inspiration from the character voices there.

If only they could have offered a Type 4 (32 kbps) file, instead of the crappy 8 kbps that is the only option. I know this is not Audible's fault, as they didn't produce the title, they only distribute it. But, I now know why I appreciate the Type 4 files so much, even with the larger file sizes, which isn't an issue for me with a high-speed internet connection and the fact that I only carry 2 or 3 audiobooks on my iPod at any given time.

I do think I would have enjoyed the audiobook more if I hadn't seen the miniseries back in 1989. The miniseries followed the book exactly, with a bit less detail, but the ending was done a bit different than in the book, but was better in the miniseries, in my opinion.


New member
Oct 19, 2012
New American Standard Bible

89 Hours, 15 minutes (!)



Atlas Shrugged, Scott Brick version. 63 hours

I'm listening to the Christopher Hurt version right now and its generally considered the better rendition. it's also shorter.