Today I want to recommend you 5 audiobooks that I really enjoyed. It’s one of my favorite ways of getting through books quickly and I honestly don’t think I will ever stop listening to audiobooks because of how practical they are. I usually listen while driving or doing mundane chores – like vacuuming and washing the dishes – because it saves me so much time and helps me get some reading done.
So let’s get into it, shall we? Here are 5 audiobooks I’ve enjoyed in the past!
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
We are starting off strong with a debut novel by Angie Thomas! The Hate U Give is not only an incredible book, but also an incredible audiobook. With 11 hours and 40 minutes, this book tells the story of a girl who witnesses her childhood best friend being shot and killed by a police officer. Some people call the boy a thug and a criminal, but others think he was just an unarmed kid who did nothing to make the police officer shoot him. This incredible story inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement is about racism, having a voice and defending the truth!
I personally thought the audiobook was incredible and contributed a lot to the story. The narrator did an amazing job creating an atmospheric set and made the book both emotional and fun. It’s definitely a book worth listening to!
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time! The first book has a duration of 10 hours and 50 minutes, but to be honest, time flew and I didn’t even notice! I’ve listened to the entire series in an audiobook version – including the prequels The Kill Order and The Fever Code – and I absolutely loved it! The reason why I recommend the audiobook version for this series is because of the incredible contribution of the narrator, Mark Deakins. He embraced every role perfectly and he did a great job creating different voices and accents for each character. You almost forget it’s a single person doing the voices for the entire cast of characters. It’s great if you decide to pick physical copies – because, let’s be honest, the books are incredible as it is – but they are extra special in the audiobook format!
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
In only 4 hours and 50 minutes, Marie Kondo teaches you how to keep your home clutter-free and to organize your belongings, in order to live a simpler life! I personally prefer to listen to self-development books instead of reading physical copies, just because it is easier to interiorize the concepts if it feels like you are having a conversation. And this book is no exception! The audiobook version is short and easy to follow through, giving you the opportunity to listen to it while decluttering. Very practical and useful!
4. Becoming by Michelle Obama
There is no better way of knowing about someone’s life than having themselves to tell you all about it. In Becoming, Michelle Obama tells us about her life from the time she was a child, to meeting Barak, to living in the White House, to what she is up to in the present day. The cool thing about the audiobook version is that Michelle herself is narrating it! It’s by far the biggest audiobook I went through – with a duration of 19 hours and 3 minutes – but it’s completely worth it. One of the best memoirs I have ever put my hands on!
5. Radio Silence by Alice Osman
The last book I want to mention is not only a personal recommendation. Not surprisingly, most people who’ve read and listened to the book, recommend the audiobook version! Radio Silence by Alice Osman is a book you should listen to instead of grabbing a physical copy. This story with a duration of 10 hours and 23 minutes, is partially told in a podcast format – which, to be fair, usually goes well with audiobooks. Not only that, but the narrator did an amazing job with the story! I was pulled into the story instantly and I truly believe that in this case the audio version adds something to the reader experience. If you are new to audiobooks, I would recommend a book like this for you to get started.
So what do you think about these audiobooks? Are you interested in any of them? Let me know in the comments! 🙂