Audiobooks are on the Rise: Get Started with This List

Audiobooks are booming, and a recent study by the AAP proves it: While e-book sales are dropping, audiobook sales continue to rise. In short, people like listening to audiobooks.

         Make the most of your time

With sound effects and funny narrators, listening to a book can be even better than reading it. Another great benefit of listening to audiobooks is that you can multitask while listening. Time spent commuting, exercising, or doing housework can suddenly be transformed into new opportunities for you to lose yourself in story, learn how to live your best life, or maybe just laugh hysterically.

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If you haven’t yet jumped on board with audiobooks, there’s no reason to wait. These buzzworthy audiobooks are great stories to keep you entertained while you’re on the go or while being productive.

Buzzworthy Audiobooks:

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
This stranger than fiction story is the true account of Henrietta Lacks – a woman whose cells were taken without her consent and used for everything from developing the polio vaccine to studying cloning to having her cells sent into space.




2. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant

Did you know that the TV Show Seinfeld was rejected by all but 1 “outsider” who took a risk on the unconventional comedy? Originals is an inspiring personal development book filled with true stories like these, about rejecting convention and the personal and professional success that can follow.



3. Fifth Avenue, 5AM by Sam Wasson
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a timeless, iconic film and Audrey Hepburn’s performance in it may be the reason the “little black dress” is a fashion staple to this day. Wasson’s book gives you every juicy detail behind the making of this revolutionary film.



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