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Your Guide to the Best Free Titles Available on Audible

May 04, 2020 11:58AM ● By Gabrielle Varela
The Amazon company app, Audible is offering free titles and it’s the cure for quarantine boredom everyone needs.

Books on tape don’t have to be reserved for what was your morning commute, they may be just what you need to escape into a story while cooking, hiking, cleaning, or maybe just melting into a comfy chair with some blankets. So, here are our top picks of the highest-scoring free titles only available on Audible:

I've Had Better by Esther Perel

4.5 (6,472 ratings)
Narrated by: author
Length: 47 mins
Self-development book

Renowned relationship therapist and TED Talk sensation Esther Perel shares astonishing insights on how struggling couples can make love work to preserve, repair and restore relationships. Audible names it one of the 10 Best Audiobooks for Couples.

So Long Lollipops by Sarah Lyons Fleming

4.2 (3,961 ratings)
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Sci-Fi & Fantasy

A continuation of the novel Until The End of the World, this novella continues the main character Peter’s journey fighting and avoiding zombies. This is part of a series, so publishers warn those who have not read the first book that there are definitely spoilers but reviewers assure the novella is still as exciting as a single work.

My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent

3.8 (3,439 ratings)
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
Teens, Family and Relationships

A digital-only prequel to Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series.
Teen Kaylee Cavanaugh suffers from what she calls “panic attacks” which is actually her ability to see when people are about to die. These “attacks” land her in a mental institution after an episode she has at the mall. And this is where this story begins, taking readers on a riveting, surprising and quite creepy adventure.

Brand New You by Tony Wrighton, Michael Heppell, Glenn Harrold

3.6 (2,172 ratings)
Narrated by authors
Length: 26 mins
Self Development, Inspiration and Motivation

Are there aspects of your life you would like to change? Do you want to feel like the best version of yourself? Brand New You is designed to make you feel motivated and inspired to take the steps you need to change your life and achieve your goals. Readers are guided by hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold; presenter, broadcaster and entrepreneur Tony Wrighton; and one of the top three personal growth speakers in the world, Michael Heppell to achieve a better, brand new you.

A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch

4.1 (2,431 ratings)
Length: 29 mins
Fiction, Short Stories, Anthologies

London PC Peter Grant gets called in to investigate some disturbing happenings at the British Library. Someone or something has been moving things around in the basement. With the help of the Archivist and his ghost-hunting dog, they set out on a ghost-busting mission that made reviewers call this a “tiny gem”. Named by Audible as one of the 20 Best Short Story Audible Books.

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

4.8 (148,493 ratings)
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
Fiction/ Historical

Triumphing as number one onNew York Times Best-Selling Phenomenon, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick and A Business Insider “Defining Book of the Decade” tells the tale of the “Marsh Girl”, Kyla Clark, who survives and lives by herself among the marshes of the North Carolina coast. Part murder mystery, part coming of age story, Crawdads is set within a vividly painted backdrop.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

4.4 (45,812 ratings)
Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Fiction, Contemporary

Another Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, a New York Times Best Seller and “Best Book of The Year” by People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, and more. This is a story of secrets and scandal following two mothers:  Elena Richardson, a somewhat neurotic mother of four, who always plays by the rules and the newly arrived enigmatic and single mother, Mia Warren, with her teenage daughter Pearl. Explosive with drama in what was thought to be a picture perfect community set in the fictional progressive suburb of Shaker Heights, Cleveland.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

4.7 (22,358 ratings)
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
Fiction, Historical

Another top New York Times Best Seller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick along with being named one of USA Today's “Top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing”, this is an unforgettable drama of friendship and perseverance in the face of societal adversity. Giver of Stars follows two heroic women who, though they face all kinds of dangers, are committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any. What starts out as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, the characters soon make a name for themselves as the “Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky”. Based on a true story set in Depression-era America in the mountains of Kentucky.

If It Bleeds

4.7/5. Narrated by:  Will Patton, Danny Burstein, Steven Weber
Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
Fiction/ Horror

From the legendary Stephen King comes this collection of four new, previously unpublished novellas: Mr. Harrigan's Phone tells of a dead teen’s cell phone still communicating beyond the grave; The Life of Chuck is the story of a man realizing himself among a crumbling world; Rat is a blocked writer’s tale of a deal with the devil; and the title story, If It Bleeds, continues one of King’s recurring characters Holly Gibney of the Finder’s Keepers Detective Agency as she investigates her suspicions of a correspondent reporting a school shooting. If It Bleeds will keep you looking over your shoulder and keep his place as reigning master of horror.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

4.8 (3,716 ratings)
Narrated by: author
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins

Motivational speaker Doyle (Love Warrior) writes of divorcing her husband, finding love with Olympic soccer player Abby Wambach, and coming out to family and fans in this inspirational memoir. This is a story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live and how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts. The speaker and activist is not new here with two previous books Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior that earned her spots on the New York Times Best Sellers list, an Oprah’s Book Club selection and international fame and following.

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