I received compensation in exchange for this post. Views and opinions shared reflect my own. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.I'm always teasing my husband about not being a good multi-tasker. He is single-task oriented and laser-driven and I always have several things going at once. Yet I somehow always end up wishing for more time in my day for things I enjoy. June is Audiobook month and there's no better time to multi-task and listen to a great book with Audiobooks.com! Check out 5 activities you can do while listening to an audiobook and enter for a chance to win a One-Year Subscription to Audiobooks.com!
Have you ever met a mom who said, “I have too much time to do everything I love?” Me neither. The idea of being a “Super Mom” who can handle any mile-long to-do list while averting every kid crises requires the same amount of arms as an octopus, actual eyes in the backs of our heads, and other totally unrealistic expectations.
Audiobooks.com is helping moms do more of what they love and making the things we don’t love more enjoyable. These handpicked books for everyday activities can help make listening to great books a priority, no matter what your summer plans or projects are.
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Whether you’re finally enjoying that day at the beach or lounging in your backyard under the sun, these spectacular books will help you make the best of your downtime.
- The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, narrated by Lara Sawalha
This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
- Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker, narrated by Jen Hatmaker
New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with playful hilarity, shameless honesty, and refreshing insight, assures readers they have all the pluck they need for vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.
- By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank, narrated by Susan Bennett, Sarah Naughton, Courtney Patterson
By Invitation Only is classic Dorothea Benton Frank—a mesmerizing Lowcountry Tale that roars with spirit, humor, and truth, and forces us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be a Have or a Have Not.
Get pumped to pump some iron with these fast-paced, gripping listens. Whether you love or loath going to the gym, these books will make the time spent on the treadmill seem like no time at all.
- The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, narrated by Imogen Church
On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.
- The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze—the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years—collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries. Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. She’ll do whatever it takes to save her daughter.
- The Power of Your Potential: How to Break Through Your Limits by John C. Maxwell, narrated by Chris Sorensen
Learn how to maximize your potential in minimal time with this compact how-to book derived from No Limits by #1 New York Times bestselling author John Maxwell. Many of us hold ourselves back because we firmly believe our abilities are finite. But what if our supposed limitations are just an illusion?
Just because chores are a dull necessity doesn’t mean they can’t be transformed into an enjoyable activity. From inspiring how-to guides to engrossing novels, these listens will transform your cleaning spree into a whole new experience. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even—dare I say it—enjoy doing chores!
- Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff by Dana K. White, narrated by Dana K. White
In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get the clutter out - for good!
- Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, narrated by Helen Duff
She was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. What happened to Ellie? Where did she go?
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, narrated by Bahni Turpin
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
The sun has never been brighter, the grass has never been greener, and now, your summer will never be more perfect with these exquisite books. Whether you’re picking strawberries or going on a hike, these charming listens will make every minute spent in the great outdoors a little more magical.
- Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes, narrated by Cinelle Barnes
Told with a lyrical, almost-dreamlike voice as intoxicating as the moonflowers and orchids that inhabit this world, Monsoon Mansion is a harrowing yet triumphant coming-of-age memoir exploring the dark, troubled waters of a family's rise and fall from grace in the Philippines. It would take a young warrior to survive it.
- The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch
From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.
- The New York Times: Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World by New York Times, narrated by David Colacci, Susan Ericksen
Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.
After a long, activity-filled day, unwind with these relaxing listens that will undoubtedly send you off to a good night’s sleep.
- This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep by Dr. Hardwick, Professor K. McCoy, narrated by Bruce Alexander
This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep makes no claims to be fun or interesting. It is an audiobook you can listen to in full confidence that you will find absolutely nothing to stimulate your brain. An audiobook, like no other, that will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge. Prepare to fall fast asleep with the most boring audiobook ever published.
- Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, narrated by Steve West
The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert-Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab-reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.
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