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Sit Back and Relax with These 10 Audiobooks

Ahh, there’s nothing like kicking back with a good book while you’re on vacation. If you’re a beach lover, it’s time to lay in the sun, jump in the ocean, and feel the sand between your toes. Oh, actually, that may be a problem if you’re trying to read. 


We all love a good paperback, but we don’t love a paperback filled with sand. Not to mention, having to hold the book up can get in the way of your summer tan. That’s why audiobooks may be a better option for your need to read on your vacation. We rounded up 10 audiobook titles that are perfect for the reader who needs their hands for other things — like sipping a cold drink!


1) Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

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Hawkins’ new novel made a splash when it was released, and now you won’t worry about having anything splashing on your books pages.


2) Beartown by Fredrik Backman



Cool off from the heat with Backman’s novel about a forgotten town and its junior ice hockey team who can return it to its former glory.


3) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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If you haven’t had time to read Atwood’s novel or watch the Hulu series, now is your chance to get caught up and join the many people who’ve been talking about this book!


4) After You by Jojo Moyes

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If you didn’t cry reading Me Before You, you’re lying. Just kidding, but if you enjoyed the first one you’re probably wondering what happens next.


5) Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

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Kwan’s novel is the perfect book to listen to for ultimate escapism. If you’re a fan of reality TV this is a thousand times better than the Real Housewives, we promise. 


6) Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

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If you need something fast paced and suspenseful to keep you listening, Lehane’s newest psychological thriller is perfect. Get ready to be wrapped up in Rachel Child’s world.


7) Same Beach, Next Year by Dorthea Benton Frank

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Sometimes you need a breezy, summery story to get you in the right, relaxing mood. In this book what happens at the beach, stays at the beach.


8) I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart

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Comedian Kevin Hart has made millions laugh doing stand-up, and now you can have your own private concert with his reading of his memoir. Definitely chuckle worthy. 


9) Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson

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I can listen to Neil de Grasse Tyson talk about science forever, can’t you? Learn some new things about astrophysics in a way that us non-science scholars can understand.


10) Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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This book has been widely talked about, it seems like Gaiman has done it again. Get lost in the world of the Norse gods with the added bonus of Gaiman’s magical storytelling!


Are you listening to any audiobooks this summer? Let us know!




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