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26 May 2020 | 5 min read

10 Audiobooks To Listen To In The Comfort Of Your Homes

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What is better than reading books? Not a lot of things per se but listening to audiobooks narrated by famous people comes a close second. And with all of us in quarantine, learning to do all our chores by ourselves, there is no better time than to plug in your earphones and lose yourself in a different world while you finish the said task.

If you already love listening to audiobooks or someone who is yet to try it, pick a few from our list and start listening right away!

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama 

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Narrated by the former First Lady of the United States, Becoming is a book that you can download without any second thought. As Barack Obama redefined leadership and presidency in his historic eight-years-long term as the POTUS, it was Michelle who was there by his side all along.

Listen to her journey from her childhood and how she reached where she is now. Anything from this icon is nothing short of inspirational, and this too is just that.

Available on: Audible 

2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling 

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Read, listen, or enact, the world of wizardry can be revisited in any medium. And if you have read the books a little too many times, listen to your favourite parts or the entire series narrated by another genius storyteller – Stephen Fry.

Available on: Audible 

3. The Body by Bill Bryson 

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We can all probe the universe and the world around us for an insurmountable amount of time, but often we forget to dig deeper and take a look in the workings of our own beautiful and mysterious body. What better way to do this than put on your earphones and let the renowned travel writer take you on a journey, this time only inwards and more hilarious.

His soothing voice will calm down your nerves as you impatiently google everything he talks about during the audiobook.

Available on: Audible 

4. Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

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Author of the famous non-fiction book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking To Strangers is another delightful and insightful read. Narrated by Gladwell himself, the audiobook is complete with archival interviews and musical compositions. Not only is Gladwell a genius storyteller who keeps you glued to the last page, but he is also an excellent narrator. Listen for yourself and enjoy as he takes you into the human psyche and its dark side. Why reading strangers correctly matters and how misreading them can lead to problems.

Available on: Audible 

5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 

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The bestseller that puts into perspective how human beings came to be in the simplest and jargon-free manner is perfect for listening while you sit down and relax. Compounded with facts, theories and explanations, Harari takes you on a journey into our past. A detailed exploration of humankind’s history and the historical phenomena that led to our current situation and century will astound you.

Available on: Audible 

6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 

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If you have read this famous dystopian novel a couple of times already, it is time to listen to its audiobook. Equally thrilling and becoming relatable with each passing day, this one is perfect for the fans of Black Mirror. Set in a totalitarian regime with censorship and ‘Big Brother’ controlling everything, it is spooky how easy it is for governments to go to any length to ensure people comply with what they dictate.

Available on: Audible 

7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

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An essential read and contemporary classic, Adams book of Earth’s last surviving man and his ‘otherworld’ friends make for a great read. When you listen to the audiobook version of this seminal work from the author, you will be escaping into space with brilliant music and sound effects forming a part of the narration – excited much? Download today and put on your headphones.

Available on: Audible 

8. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lorri Gottlieb 

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A therapist, her patients, and her private journey! Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is one of those books you have to read. Part memoir, this book takes you into the life of a person who listens to problems of other people on an everyday basis.

Wise, funny, and beautiful, it opens you up to a world that has been shrouded in secrecy for years and is becoming accessible only now. Narrated by the award-winning voice artist, Brittany Pressley, you will love listening to the stories of Gottleib’s patients and herself.

Available on: Audible 

9. Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry 

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Greek mythology is stuff of legendary storytelling. With various gods, nymphs and goddesses weaving stories of revenge, love and wrath, there is so much to be read about in this genre. However, at times it might seem like a task to read through each story, especially if you are not familiar with tropes of Greek storytelling.

This is where Stephen Fry’s voice comes in. Listen to the audiobook to venture out in a world full of worldly affairs, and you will soon find yourself immersed in the stories of Athena, Zeus, Persephone, Eros, Psyche and more.

Available on: Audible 

10. This Is Going To Hurt By Adam Kay 

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A rendition of life as an NHS (National Healthline Services) frontline worker, this book is a no-holds-bar account of endless nights of patients coming in, making life and death decisions and constant 97 hours weekdays with no time for yourself.

Adam Kay’s semi-autobiographical book comes to life in his voice. Now a comedian, he reflects on his life as a junior doctor with the help of scribbled diary entries he wrote after gruelling hours in the hospital. A painfully funny account of life in the hospital ward, this book is everything you need right now. And in Kay’s voice, it becomes all the more enthralling.

Available on: Audible 

Whether you love a thrilling mystery or a breezy rom com, whatever your choice, listen to them all. You can only imagine the relaxation bound to set in when you recline in your chair with a hot cup of cocoa and the voice of someone narrating you a good story. Experience it today with audiobooks that you can download to your phone. Best part – you can use your card to pay for the books instantly.

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