nott sure why the audiobook was mentionned, either. but try listening to it at three times the normal speed while doing exercise, you won't sleep ! Takes some getting used to, though.
Not sure about english translations, since I only read the french ones, but I rather liked ranpo edogawa's books - the red chamber (short story) being the one that standed out in my mind.
In a different genre, Yasunari Kawabata, meijin - but that might be in part because i was a go player.