If you’re new to the world of audiobooks and aren’t sure where to start or if you’re looking for the perfect book to listen to on your summer road trip adventures, we’ve got some great suggestions for you!
For fans of Dolly Alderton’s non-fiction books, how about giving her debut novel a go? Ghosts is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now. The audiobook would be the perfect addition to a long drive.
Or, if you’re wanting to practice your reo on the way to the beach, how about the Māori Made Easy audiobook? Enjoying this book through your taringa will help you 'hear' it in a whole new light! With narration by Scotty Morrison, your pronunciation will be better than ever!
If escaping to another time and place while you’re stuck in horrendous holidaytraffic sounds like a plan, then why not try Fiona McIntosh’s latest novel, The Champagne War? Set between the killing fields of Ypres and the sun-kissed vineyards of rural France, it’s a heart-stopping adventure about the true power of love and hope to light the way during war.
Then there’s A Promised Land by Barack Obama. Now, this audiobook is a whopping 29 hours long, so you might need to listen to it over a few road trips or while you’re hanging out the washing but Obama’s soothing voice and captivating stories will have you listening at every chance you get!
And lastly, for fans of a great James Patterson book, there’s Deadly Cross. The latest instalment in the Alex Cross series. in a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, Cross is left facing a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way . . .
Which of these fantastic books will be the one you listen to?
If you’re unsure of how to get started with audiobooks then check out our how-to guide here.
Hairy Maclary and his friends are known and loved all over the world. But how familiar are you with Dame Lynley Dodd's other creations? There are plenty to discover, and just like Hairy Maclary, they all feature Lynely's uniquely exuberant artwork and gorgeously readable rhymes! Here are some suggestions to get you started.
After an exhausting and unusual 2020, we’ve got plenty of reasons to be grateful for a new year, not least because of the stellar line up of children’s books we have coming your way over the next few months!Read on for a sneak peek at some of the best new children’s books we’re bringing to you in 2021.
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