Years after its release, people still cannot get enough of the Harry Potter series.
Four books from the children’s series made the list of the “most listened-to” titles from Audible for 2017. Unlike best seller lists that highlight books that sold the most over the course of the year, this ranking from the Amazon
subsidiary reflects titles that, once-purchased, received the most engagement — meaning, they were listened to the most frequently by all users.
This isn’t the first time J.K. Rowling has made waves in the audiobook world. Earlier this year, her book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” became the most preordered audiobook in Audible’s history. That book did not make the year-end top 10, though, which included “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first Harry Potter book, was number two on the list.
Non-wizard-related titles that made the top 10 included “Born a Crime,” an autobiographical comedy book by Trevor Noah, which is narrated by the comedian and presenter of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Also on the list is “Ready Player One,” a 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline narrated by Star Trek actor Will Wheaton.
Here are the most listened-to titles on Audible in 2017:
1. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson, narrated by Roger Wayne
2. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale
3. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice
4. “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, narrated by Trevor Noah
5. “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
6. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale
7. “It” by Stephen King, narrated by Steven Weber
8. “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, narrated by Andrew MacMillan
9. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale
10. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale