I'm a certified bookworm, and there's never a time I'd choose to go out during the weekend over an offer of curling up in a corner with a good book and some coffee. That being said, my busy work schedule has rendered me unable to indulge myself, leaving me in want of a different way to still be able to "read" without my eyes. Enter Audible.
I've been a subscriber on Audible since October 21, 2015, and have gradually fallen in love with the platform and its available titles. This was the solution to my declining reading life. Not only could I listen to some of the most talented narrators and voice actors, but I could also listen to a story while being occupied with a whole mess of other tasks.
I adore Audible, and would love to share some books I've personally listened to and have had fun with in the past. What's great is that they give you a 30-day free trial with one credit to use on any book you want from their collection. Sweet, right? I remember my first purchase - Tyler Oakley's Binge (read my review here!).
Here are 5 (out of many) audiobooks that I think will be worth your time and credit.
Gosh, I love this man. Not only is he inherently funny, he's also mad inspiring, and every time I hear the word "hustle", he's one of two people I immediately think of (aside from bae Lilly Singh aka iiSuperwomanii).
In his new book I Can't Make This Up, he talks about his journey and what molded him into the Kevin Hart everyone loves today. Narrated by Kevin himself, he lets listeners in on some childhood experiences, ups and downs, relationships, and a LOT of life lessons anyone can learn from.
I purchased this audiobook initially because I'm a huge fan of his stand-ups and films (regardless of how much flack they sometimes get). I like how he presents his stories, and I figured this would be a chill, very funny listen. I was right on the last instance, because as "chill" as his storytelling was, Kevin Hart actually hit some really serious, relatable issues.
If you're looking for an inspiring book filled with real stories and funny/witty side-notes, Kevin Hart's I Can't Make This Up is a great choice.
One of the best audiobooks I've EVER listened to, BBC's Agatha Christie Radio series is well worth your subscription. Regardless of whether you're into crime novels, this audiobook will rub off on you (in a good way).
For those familiar with Agatha Christie, you'll know this will be a real treat. Listen to BBC's Full-cast performance bring to life classics like The ABC Murders, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Murder On The Orient Express.
Christie's great at packing a mystery story, and if you haven't heard, 20th Century Fox will be releasing a live action film on Murder On The Orient Express! I am SUPER excited to watch my favorite characters acted out by some of the best names in Hollywood.
When I subscribed to Audible two years ago, I was looking forward to listening to novels that I loved and knew by heart, as well as discover new thrillers that would get my blood pumping. I was in for a very wonderful surprise when I chanced upon this series.
I first came to discover Tales From Beyond The Pale when I was looking for horror podcasts on Google, and it opened A LOT of potential goosebumps-giving channels. (Let me know if you want a list.) Since then, I've purchased a number of stories from this production group and none have disappointed me yet. This short audiobook will be perfect for horror/thriller lovers who like well-written stories acted out just as great.
My suggestion? Listen to this before going to bed, lights turned off, noise-cancelling headphones on your ear. Close your eyes and imagine yourself actually listening to a legitimate radio station. It. Feels. Awesome.
Seriously, I think anything created by Lilly will be incredible. As I mentioned before, the word "hustle" is, for me, synonymous to her name. I've followed her vlogs/channel since 2015, and I can feel all the stress, all the determination, the passion she puts into her work every single day. I love how she's still human, you know? Reachable. Attainable.
Her new book How To Be a Bawse is insanely inspiring. I've only listened to a preview, but I've read the book already, and man is it packed with tips and wise words. If you decide to listen to this audiobook, you'll be feeling that much closer to her by the end. Trust me on this. I'm not saying it just because I love her and am a fan. Try it out and see for yourself.
Any book that will allow its readers to feel more confident and assured of themselves is a great way to spend your bucks and time.
Holy fudge. Aside From Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is a series I've been crazy about. If you've noticed, I'm very big on crime and mystery genres, and it drags me away from the drama of reality. This audiobook is a COMPLETE edition of Sherlock Holmes' detective stories - a real treat.
Whether you've read the books, I'm sure you're familiar with BBC's Live Action series on Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch). Listen to classics such as A Study in Scarlet and The Hound of The Baskervilles. There's a reason why Sherlock has maintained his status throughout the years as one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, and once you get in on his cases, you'll understand why.
What would you be willing to try out from this list? Let me know in the comments.
P.S. I reviewed a few more audiobooks HERE. :) You might want to read it too.