The Best Audiobooks like The Witcher For Dark Fantasy Fans to Explore


February 14, 2023

Get ready to lose yourself in a thrilling new dark fantasy adventure. These are our picks for audiobooks like The Witcher, available on Audible right now.


For fans of dark fantasy looking for collections of short stories and epics like Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, finding a new adventure to get swept up in once again can be challenging. Whether you binge-watched the Netflix series or devoured every incredible book in Andrzej Sapkowski’s series, it is time to find a new but equally thrilling world to study! We’ve compiled a fantastic list of audiobooks that will return you to the world of The Witcher and keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. So, sit back and let these audiobooks transport you to your next obsession. From dystopian adventures to encounters with dragons, your next epic adventure awaits!
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    • Written by: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 2018-07-10
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 282 ratings
    • Spinning Silver from award-winning writer Naomi Novik is an epic fantasy that will captivate the imaginations of anyone who is a fan of The Witcher series. A genius retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, this science fiction follows the story of Miryem, a young woman living in medieval Lithvas where the Staryk fey is beginning to invade human lands. As a daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders who have been left nearly destitute, Miryem must set out to collect what she and her family are due, even though the prospect is full of danger. She quickly gains a reputation for being able to turn Silver into gold. Her boasting attracts the attention of the king of the Staryk, forever altering her fate and rendering the thin veil between horror and wonder almost non-existent.
    • Written by: Miles Cameron
    • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
    • Series: The Traitor Son Cycle, Book 1
    • Length: 30 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 2013-01-22
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings
    • The Red Knight is a thrilling audiobook that will transport listeners to a fantasy world they won’t want to leave. In this first audiobook of the Traitor Sun Cycle series written by Matthew Wolf, a young mercenary known as the Red Knight earns his living hunting, fighting, and protecting others from all sorts of creatures of the Wild. His jobs are, for the most part, predictable. They’re dangerous but manageable, and most importantly, they earn him a living. When he and his mercenaries agree to protect an abbess and her nunnery from the monster preying on them, the task seems like an easy way to turn a profit. But as he soon discovers, this isn’t just another job. This time, his battle against a beast will spark a full-blown war, putting the fate of the entire kingdom at stake.
    • Written by: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Series: Farseer Trilogy, Book 1, Realms of the Elderlings, Book 1
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 2010-03-02
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 572 ratings
    • The Farseer: Assassin’s Apprentice is the thrilling fantasy debut from author Robin Hobb. Much like the audio form of The Witcher has captivated audiences everywhere, this story of a royal house and the young man destined to chart its course through monumental changes will leave you breathless. Fitz has been an outcast from the moment he took his first breath, as his birth forced his father to abdicate his claim to the throne. Fitz finds solace in the woods beyond the castle and discovers that he has a magical gift. A perilous magical gift. This gift, called the Wit, allows him, among other things, to communicate with animals. Soon, Fitz finds himself having to adapt his Wit as he is unwittingly trained as a royal assassin by the deceitful King Shrewd. And while he may be a threat to the throne, he may also be the only one who can keep it safe.
    • Written by: Evan Winter
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Series: The Burning, Book 1
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2019-07-16
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 406 ratings
    • The Rage of Dragons is the debut fantasy novel from Evan Winter and has the thrilling echoes of Game of Thrones meets Gladiator. Tau isn’t exactly the person who comes to mind as a saviour in a world entrenched in a never-ending war. Like most people in his kingdom with no magical powers, his fate was to die in a war that had been raging for generations. But unlike most people, he isn’t resigned to fighting until death. Tau has a plan of escape that will allow him to have a family and even own a piece of land. Only he doesn’t get the chance. When those who have shown him kindness are brutally murdered, Tau is overcome with grief and anger, leading to his next plan: becoming the greatest swordsman in the land. Little does he know this plan will make him his people’s only hope for survival. The Rage of Dragons audiobook is the first instalment in The Burning audiobook series and will quickly become a new favourite.
    • A Poison War Novel
    • Written by: Sam Hawke
    • Narrated by: Rosa Coduri, Dan Morgan
    • Series: Poison Wars, Book 1
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 2018-07-03
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
    • City of Lies is the dazzling debut of writer Sam Hawke. The first instalment in the epic fantasy series Poison Wars, this is an action-packed audiobook about betrayal, war and ancient spirits that will keep you from being able to press pause. Jovan is quiet and, some would say, forgettable. He is the last person anyone would expect to be a master poisoner, which makes him perfect for the job. Trained to protect the Chancellor’s Heir and his best friend Tain, from the age of seven, he has kept him and his powerful family safe from ingesting poison. Two critical family members succumb to a mysterious poison one day, and the entire city erupts into chaos. When suddenly an army attacks the city, Jovan and his sister become the only ones that can keep the Heir safe. But they’ll have to navigate unending treachery and the restless ancient spirits that are stirring.
    • Written by: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: James Clamp
    • Series: Broken Empire, Book 1
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 2012-06-28
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 163 ratings
    • Prince of Thorns is the first audiobook in the dark fantasy series written by Mark Lawrence, Broken Empire. Once a member of royalty with an idyllic life, Jorg Ancrath reinvents himself as the Prince of Thorns, leader of a ruthless group of villains. Years later, set on taking back what is rightfully his, Jorg returns to the castle where he grew up. Now a hardened and cunning man, he is unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits him. The nightmares from his past begin to resurface, and Jorg must confront them to claim his place on the throne as he struggles to grapple with new demons. Prince of Thorns will thrill fans of the tormented antiheroes.
    • Throne of Glass, Book 1
    • Written by: Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
    • Series: Throne of Glass, Book 1
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 2021-01-28
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 642 ratings
    • In Throne of Glass, writer Sarah J. Maas introduces listeners to a fascinating and deadly heroine—a trained assassin. At 18, Celaena's fate is all but sealed. After getting caught in a killing for hire, she is sentenced to a life of hard labour. Captivated by her beauty and skill, young Captain Westfall offers her a deal. To win her freedom, Captain Westfall hires her to represent the prince in a tournament against the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. The catch? It is a fight to the death. But when a contestant is killed before the competition begins, Celaena's determination to protect herself before she's next leads her to a destiny far more significant than any competition or even the kingdom. This is the first audiobook in the Throne of Glass series on Audible and is ideal for getting lost in a world of sci-fi, adventure, and romance.
    • Written by: John Gwynne
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Series: The Bloodsworn Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 2021-05-05
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 356 ratings
    • The Shadow of the Gods is the first book in the Bloodsworn trilogy, where writer John Gwynne introduces three desperate people turned determined fighters. This audiobook immerses listeners in the aftermath of a world where the old gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, shattering the land of Vigrio. Now, mythical creatures rule their once peaceful world. But even in a new age of wild magic and lurking dangers, those brave and desperate enough for fame and fortune seek out the bones of the dead gods. This thrilling story follows three people: a huntress searching for her missing son, a jarl’s daughter who decides to carve her path to fame and fortune, and a thrall who fights alongside the Bloodsworn. Together, the three will determine the fate of their world at a tremendous cost to them all.
    • Written by: John Gwynne
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Series: The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 1
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 2019-08-13
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 152 ratings
    • Malice is the first instalment in the dystopian fantasy series from writer John Gwynne, The Faithful and the Fallen. A story of ambition and betrayal, listeners venture into the Banished Lands. After a violent past of wars between men and giants, its observant citizens can predict a fate much more dangerous than ancient wars lurking around every corner. Four young men with a mission to keep the Black Sun from ascending to power are all that stands between humankind’s hopes and dreams and its extinction. Corban wants to be a warrior. Evnis wants the power to rule. Veradis is desperate for recognition. And Nathair simply wants to be heard. The consequences are epic when their paths converge and make for nothing less than a spell-binding journey that will take your breath away.
    • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Series: Legends of the First Empire, Book 0.5
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Release date: 2020-01-07
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 64 ratings
    • Pile of Bones is the prequel to the fantasy book series, Legends of the First Empire from writer Michael J. Sullivan and is exclusively available in audio format from Audible. The story takes listeners into the world that shaped Suri the Mystic. Before she became the first Rhune Artist and seer whose gift allowed her to read signs of impending doom, she was a simple and curious mystic’s apprentice. When one day, she discovers a once-hidden cave that contains a pile of human bones, she makes a potentially fatal mistake that will shape the rest of her life. Get to know the story behind this epic heroine and the events that lead to the fantasy series that will capture your heart and imagination.
    • The First Law: Book One
    • Written by: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Series: The First Law Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2010-06-03
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259 ratings
    • The Blade Itself is the first book in The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. The captivating fantasy series follows Glokta, a crippled Inquisitor who was once a champion fencing champion. Trapped in a body that no longer works as it once did, he spends his days torturing smugglers. Captain Jezal is a handsome officer, accomplished fencer, and nobleman who lives a carefree life of luxury. NInefingers is an infamous barbarian whose list of enemies who want him dead is long and vast. When he meets a wild mage who leads him into harm’s way, his fate becomes forever entangled in that of Glotka and Captain Jezal. As their world teeters on the brink of a brutal war, their lives follow a path filled with murder, unforgettable characters and thrilling adventures. The Blade Itself is a triumphant work of noir fantasy that will leave you transfixed from beginning to end.
    • Written by: Rebecca Roanhorse
    • Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau
    • Series: The Sixth World, Book 1
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2018-08-07
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 117 ratings
    • Trail of Lightning is the first book in The Sixth World by Rebecca Roanhorse and is a dystopian adventure that will leave listeners breathless. This thrilling post-apocalyptic fantasy centres on Dinétah, a former Navajo reservation magically reborn out of rising waters. When a Dinétah girl goes missing, Maggie, a supernatural killer and monster hunter, seeks out the help of an unlikely ally. Together with the controversial medicine man, they untangle ancient legends for helpful clues and make deals with tricksters as they travel to Dinétah for more answers. Maggie soon discovers the truth behind the girl’s disappearance and several other killings, and the reality that she will have to face her past head-on if she wants to survive. With a narration that captures the beautiful rhythms of the Navajo language, Trail of Lightning is a mesmerizing listen that will stay with you long after its conclusion.
    • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
    • Written by: George R.R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
    • Series: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
    • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 2003-12-09
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,934 ratings
    • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is a masterpiece of world-building that has become a cultural phenomenon. In the first audiobook of A Song of Ice and Fire series, the story introduces listeners to the thrilling world of swords and dragons for the first time. On the continent of Westeros, nine noble families battle for control over its lands and riches. Among them are House Stark of Winterfell, House Lannister of Casterly Rock, and the remaining members of the exiled House Targaryen. As their battles turn bloody, an ancient enemy returns after millennia of being dormant. Winter is coming, and so is the thrilling Game of Thrones.
    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • Written by: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Series: The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 2012-10-09
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,759 ratings
    • This classic fantasy epic is the first instalment in the Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien. Inspired by The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings beautifully expands on the beloved world born in the mind of Tolkien. The story centres around the fate and power of the One Ring. This magical tale of thrilling adventures follows the Fellowship of the Ring members into a dangerous quest and sets the stage for the epic showdown between good and evil. This magnificent unabridged audio production of this fantasy masterpiece and a masterful narration by Rob Inglis brings this tale of hobbits, elves and wizards to life like never before.