Love stories in a whole new way with audiobooks

I don’t know about you, but as a book lover I always feel pressure to read everything. I know everything seems like an exaggeration, but I assure you, it’s not. In our information overloaded world, I come across books on an hourly basis. Whether I’m surfing the web, checking out my favorite blogs, spending time on social media sites like Pinterest, or talking to the person in line behind me, book suggestions are everywhere. Not only that, but everyone makes it sound like their book is the single best book I will read in my life. Thus, my book list has become a never-ending, daunting task.

But then…

A customer at work recommended an audiobook to me. I’d never considered listening to a book. It seemed like cheating, because I wasn’t holding the precious item in my hands and soaking in the wonderful words. However, I have a 30-minute drive to and from work and the radio was getting old, fast. Why not? I thought. I ordered the one my dear customer had suggested, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

The first time was difficult. I found myself floating in and out of the story. One minute I was intent on listening and the next I could care less. I stuck with it though, and as days turned into weeks, I found myself completely absorbed in the storyline and the different narrator voices. I began to look forward to that 30-minute drive, because it meant that I was in a new world – a book world.

If you’ve never considered an audiobook, I suggest trying it. It allows book-lovers to non-readers to enjoy a story in a new, wonderful way. Plus, with the available technology, listening to an audiobook is easier than ever. Below I’ve made a list of audiobooks worth checking out:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Primary Phase

This stellar production contains the complete Hitchhiker series – full-cast BBC dramatizations, starring Simon Jones, Peter Jones, Geoffrey McGivern and a galaxy of stars. The box set also includes a bonus interview with the author, Douglas Adams. 

The Help

Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women in this brutally honest story set in Mississippi during the 1960s.

The Road

At once brutal and tender, despairing and rashly hopeful, The Road is a fierce and haunting meditation on the tenuous divide between civilization and savagery, and the sometimes terrifying power of filial love.

Gone with the Wind

This historical novel brings you back to the Civil War and steals your heart with strong-willed Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler love story.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Now he has the case of his dreams, but will he be ready to defend this client?

Harry Potter Series

All ages will enjoy this riveting tale of magic, mystery, love and the greatest battle of good and evil.

Einstein: His Life and Universe

How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.

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