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The Best Audiobook Versions of Classic Novels

Updated June 7, 2019 421 votes 17 voters32 items

List RulesVote up the audiobooks that do the source material (classic novels, story collections, and other notable works) the most justice and are worth listening to.

There is so much great classic literature, from modern classics to the most foundational genre works, to read it can be difficult to keep up with canon. The best classic audiobooks make it easier to catch up with your literary to-read list, all you have to do is put on your headphones while you commute, are at work, or just doing tasks around the house.

Many of the best classic books are the sort of thing you were assigned in an English Lit class, such as Farenheit 451, Pride and Prejudice, and A Tale of Two Cities. Many great classic audiobooks are also more familiar from the children's literature canon, including The Phantom Tollbooth, Charlotte's Web, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. There are even versions of classic books only available on Audible, such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as performed by Elijah Wood

Which of these classic audiobooks will you download? Try Audible and get two free audiobooks - which makes it even easier to start reading the classics. Vote for the classic audiobooks you would recommend to other lit lovers and add any must-listen books we might have missed.