Listen as you commute. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Groff’s newest book is a collection of short stories set in Florida. A short-story audiobook is perfect for a daily commute, whether by car or subway, since you can listen to a story at a time. Another great reason to listen to this one? The author narrates it herself.
Little Big Love
Listen as you craft. While your hands are busy knitting, jewelry-making, scrapbooking, or hand-lettering, keep your ears busy also by listening to this heartfelt story about love, secrets, and family. It’s told through three characters’ perspectives, so there are three narrators to tell the story.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Books 1-2
Listen as a family. This audiobook is full of 200 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and present (think Elizabeth I to Beyoncé). It’s also narrated by a fantastic cast: Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spaulding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marnò, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard, Samira Wiley, and both authors. This is an audiobook the whole family will enjoy listening to, on a summer road trip or before bedtime.
Listen as you garden. As you tend to your vegetable or plant garden, you can plug into this moving novel in which a young woman moves to a small town with her family to care for her grandmother. Narrated by an AudioFile magazine Earphones Award winner, you won’t want the story to end.
Listen as you work out. This young adult novel is one adults will love, too: an absorbing psychological suspense story about five friends stuck in time as they try to solve their friend’s shocking death. Actress Phoebe Strole narrates this twisty story that will push you to run an extra mile just so you can keep listening.
Audiobooks are more than just recordings of narrators reading a book aloud—they’re incredibly rich story experiences that allow readers to enjoy reading, no matter what they’re doing or where they might be. You can listen as you exercise, as you cook, as you garden, as you clean, and, of course, as you drive. Try incorporating audio stories into your daily life with one of these perfect pairings.
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