Best Audiobooks 2017
Audiobooks are the perfect escape from our everyday responsibilities. Our busy lives demand that we constantly multitask. Sitting down to read a book is a luxury, which is why popping in some headphones while you clean is the perfect way to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Here are a few of the top audio books of 2017:
- A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
Written by: George R. R. Martin
Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
Length: 33 hours and 50 mins
Can’t get enough of Game of Thrones? Maybe you are on the outside and don’t understand what all of the hoopla is about. Here’s your chance to get submerged into the ancient world of fantasy. Yes, the HBO series Game of Thrones is based off of this series, starting with A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s fast-paced and action-packed always keeping you on the edge of your seat. You’ll fall in love with the characters as they interact with each other in a down-to-earth manner, or show off their humanity and heroism.
Written by: Stephen King
Narrated by: Steven Weber
Length: 44 hours and 57 mins
Stephen King is the modern king of horror. He has written prolific amounts of best sellers over the decades. This classic was originally written in 1986. It features a creature that takes on different forms to attract its prey. It usually is presented as a demented clown to hunt children. In this thriller, you follow “It” as it terrorizes seven kids. This fall, “It” comes out in theatres just in time for Halloween. Hear the book before you watch it on the big screen.
- The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
Written by: Mel Robbins
Narrated by: Mel Robbins
Length: 7 hours and 37 mins
This motivational book opens up the door to bring success into your life. You’ve grown up with parents and teachers who help push you to your goals. Now, in adulthood, how do you keep pushing yourself to reach the next step? Robbins goes through facts, stories, and habits that will become part of your life to give you courage for your “push moments”. It takes 5 seconds to use her push tool. Robbins has been on TEDx Talks and her methods are used in business to increase productivity.
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Length: 3 hours and 41 minutes
Our most beloved astrophysicist brings the universe down to you in a simple and understandable way. Neil deGrass Tyson has takes massively complex concepts of astrophysics and transforms them into a simple, digestible words for everyone to comprehend. Contemplate the cosmos while you wait for your coffee to brew, or while you make your daily commute. You’ll be guided through questions like “How do we fit into the universe?” and “How does the universe fit into us?” This mind-expanding audiobook will give your brain a stretch to better understand humanity and how we relate to the world around us.
- Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Written by: Kurt Anderson
Narrated by: Kurt Anderson
Length 19 hours and 35 mins
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Go back in time to revisit the dreamers and thinkers who founded our great nation. See the path that we have taken to get to the reality that we all know now. This audiobook is political, but it’s so much more than the back-and-forth backbiting that we see on T.V. It gives you a more complete background of why we’ve become who we are now, and the pros and cons of those beliefs. You’ll delve into the Salem witch trials, the Satanic-panic of the 1980’s, to Hollywood and our love for guns. It’s a fun journey to hear what history forgot.
No matter what genre you prefer, you can always find a perfect audiobook for you. Try using Audible from Amazon with their free 30-day trial. You’ll be hooked!