Die besten Hörbücher auf Englisch (kostenlos)

Autor: Nicolas Perez-Diehl Zuletzt aktualisiert: 25.07.2023

Auf dieser Seite findest Du die besten Hörbücher auf Englisch. Die Hörbücher eignen sich gut, um die eigenen Englischkenntnisse aufzufrischen und das amerikanische bzw. britische Sprachverständnis vor dem Urlaub zu verbessern. Außerdem wirken die Original-Fassungen oft noch einmal authentischer (z.B. bei Biografien).

Tipp: Im Rahmen einer kostenlosen Test-Phase kannst Du die vorgestellten Hörbücher über die Links auf dieser Seite gratis anhören (nur für Neukunden).

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

von J.K. Rowling
Gelesen von Stephen Fry

Beschreibung | Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! — Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to listeners of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners.[1]

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A Promised Land

von Barack Obama
Gelesen von Barack Obama

Beschreibung | […] A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective – the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change”, and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. — This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.[2]

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Sherlock Holmes – The Definitive Collection

von Arthur Conan Doyle
Gelesen von Stephen Fry

Beschreibung | Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle’s detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes – four novels and five collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to each title.[3]

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

von Ashlee Vance
Gelesen von Fred Sanders

Beschreibung | In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new „makers.“ […] Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.[4]

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Permanent Record: A Memoir of a Reluctant Whistleblower

von Edward Snowden
Gelesen von Holter Graham

Beschreibung | Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. — In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.[5]

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

von Phil Knight
Gelesen von Norbert Leo Butz (Vorwort: Phil Knight)

Beschreibung | In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. […] Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.[6]

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von Michelle Obama
Gelesen von Michelle Obama

Beschreibung | An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. […] In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.[7]

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von Stephen Fry
Gelesen von Stephen Fry

Beschreibung | From beloved author and commentator Stephen Fry comes a deep and riveting exploration of some of the greatest myths ever told. In Mythos, Fry recounts some of the most compelling stories in mythology — from classic favourites to lesser known myths they definitely didn’t cover in your childhood classroom. — It’s no secret that Stephen Fry is a masterful storyteller: he’s one of the most well-known and beloved writers, actors, comedians and presenters of our time. He takes the performance skills he honed on programs like Fry and Laurie and the authorial chops he mastered writing gems including The Stars‘ Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar to craft this educational, entertaining and electrifying work that makes ancient tales more relevant and exciting than ever. [8]

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The Hunger Games

von Suzanne Collins
Gelesen von Tatiana Maslany

Beschreibung | In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before – and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.[9]

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FAQ zu englischen Hörbüchern

Natürlich kannst Du mit englischen Hörbüchern Englisch lernen. Denn wenn Du Hörbücher auf Englisch hörst, schulst Du automatisch Dein Sprachverständnis und bekommst ein besseres Gefühl für die amerikanische bzw. britische Aussprache. Und wenn Du die Sprache gut verstehst, hast Du schon einmal viel gewonnen.

Der Schlüssel zum Beherrschen einer Fremdsprache ist und bleibt aber natürlich das aktive Sprechen… Das lässt sich (leider) nicht umgehen. 😉

Bei allen gängigen Hörbuch-Apps kannst Du auch englische Hörbücher hören. In der Regel kannst Du die Bücher nach Sprache filtern – manchmal gibt es auch separate Kategorien mit englischsprachigen Titeln.

Im Rahmen einer kostenlosen Test-Phase bei einer der Hörbuch-Apps kannst Du (je nach App) ein oder mehrere Hörbücher auf Englisch gratis anhören. Auf dieser Seite zeige ich Dir im Detail, bei welchem Anbieter Du kostenlos Hörbücher hören kannst.


  1. [1] https://www.audible.de/pd/Harry-Potter-and-the-Philosophers-Stone-Book-1-Hoerbuch/B017V5EJM6
  2. [2] https://www.audible.de/pd/A-Promised-Land-Hoerbuch/0525633723
  3. [3] https://www.audible.de/pd/Sherlock-Holmes-The-Definitive-Collection-Hoerbuch/B06VWJBJXF
  4. [4] https://www.storytel.com/de/books/elon-musk-tesla-spacex-and-the-quest-for-a-fantastic-future-57610
  5. [5] https://www.storytel.com/de/books/permanent-record-a-memoir-of-a-reluctant-whistleblower-532278
  6. [6] https://www.bookbeat.com/de/buch/shoe-dog-1117311
  7. [7] https://www.audible.de/pd/Becoming-Hoerbuch/B07B3NHDLH
  8. [8] https://www.audible.de/pd/Mythos-Hoerbuch/B077K2N22C
  9. [9] https://www.audible.de/pd/The-Hunger-Games-Special-Edition-Hoerbuch/B07HH8GZQY