Our favorite way to read is to crack open a new book and turn the pages, but sometimes we need to listen to a book. Listen to audiobooks when you can’t get a seat on the train, when you’re driving for a long time, or when you need to keep your kids from fighting while you’re going.

If you’ve never listened to an audiobook, you should. You might be skeptical, but it’s a great way to get through a lazy Sunday or commute or even the perfect accompaniment to your next workout. Audible has built its name on this format for a reason.
If you’ve dabbled before but never committed to downloading a book on your phone permanently, it’s time to give it another try.

With Audible, Amazon has taken the world’s most beloved pastime — reading — and reimagined it for the modern consumer. By offering a wide variety of audiobooks and other forms of entertainment, Audible is an investment that can pay for itself multiple times over through repeat business.

The Amazon app lets customers browse through the best audiobooks of the year. When customers finish an audiobook, they can review it and share their thoughts with other users. Audible offers a free trial for customers that lasts for one month — you can use it to listen to the world’s best book narrators as they bring your favorite stories to life!

You can listen to some of them with big-name casts full of voices you recognize, while others are just the author or a voice actor sharing the work. Some are labeled fresh, while others are traditional literary texts that have been given a new lease of life through your headphones. Because they all glance like they’re keeping a good time, they all make the miles go by quickly.

'Evil Has a Name' by Paul Holes and Jim Clemente

They already know all about the Golden State Killer, the serial killer who was the subject of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. True-crime fans already know about him. After years of searching, the killer was finally caught in 2018. This audiobook, by forensic criminologist Paul Gaps and quit FBI profiler Jim Clemente, is regarding how he was found and seized.

This is a fascinating and exceptionally well-told book. Its strengths are in the many details. The reader is given a great review of the victims, an excellent female detective who was portrayed in the podcast. I read the book in two sittings; it was that good. This book is about the investigation, not about the murder. It is about how police were able to find the killer, who was very hard to catch.

'Sabrina & Corina' by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

This fantastic collection of stories about Native Latina women living in the Northwest will make your heart break open, and the cast that reads them is fantastic. If you don’t have a lot of time to listen to an audiobook, this one is a good choice.

This book is one of my favorites. It’s so real and relatable.

'Me' by Elton John

If you like Rocketman, you’ll love the first and only official Elton John biography. It will keep you moving. Taron Edgerton, the star of the movie, and Sir Elton himself tell the whole story in this tell-all.

Elton John’s life has an incredible story that mirrors the lives of those struggling with their own issues of identity. The book reveals never-before-heard stories of Elton’s life — from his childhood to the days before he became a superstar.

This legendary performer recounts the beginnings of his career, from his humble beginnings in the 70s to his current status as a living legend who has sold over 100 million records worldwide. This exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential musical icons ever will keep you fascinated from start to finish.

'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas

There may not be a better time than now to listen to this heartbreaking story about a young Black man shot in the head and how his best friend, Starr, deals with it. People of all ages will enjoy the narration even more because it makes the book even more powerful.

This young adult novel dives deep into what it means to be Black in America and is perfect for any reader who wants an intimate look at life on the other side of the coin.

The novel is narrated in such a way that listeners can feel the extreme emotions — joy, heartbreak, and love — experienced by the characters. All ages will enjoy this book on tape even more because of its narration.

'Red, White & Royal Blue' by Casey McQuiston

It’s a good idea to listen to this steamy LGBTQ romance when the kids aren’t in the car. When you press play, you can go to a world where the president’s son can fall in love with his very own prince charming. A little love story is good for everyone.

By the end of this book, I felt like crying with joy. The author’s writing is exquisite, the characters are captivating, and the story is well-written. This book has themes of sexuality, race, power, and identity — all in one whirlwind of a love story.

'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens

Take a trip to Barkley Cove, where there are only rumors about a mysterious Marsh Girl. That lives until Chase Andrews is located dead in his house. Many people think Kya Clark from Marsh Girl is the wrong person. She isn’t. For her book club, the group chose this beautiful story. She says the audio version brings her right back to long, sweltering days in Tennessee when she was a child.

The book tells the story of a young girl living in an isolated marsh. In this unusual world, she can be whoever she wants to be. But her childhood home is soon discovered, and her life is changed forever. You won’t regret giving this audiobook a listen!