Our colleagues at Audible have some more audiobook recommendations for everyone on your list, or maybe just for you....
We’re all in the same boat: the holidays are fast approaching and your list of gifts to buy for friends and family is far greater than the amount of time left to purchase them. Fortunately, digital audiobooks can be purchased instantly from the comfort of your favorite couch while wearing your laziest pair of sweatpants. Audible is the perfect place to stock up on presents you know people will love, and add in a little something for yourself to make the holiday travel and family time just a bit more bearable.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, performed by Rosamund Pike
This beautiful performance by the actress who brought Jane to life in the recent film of the same name is the ideal way for Mom to reflect upon the first time she read the beloved novel, and enjoy it anew.
The Sellout by Paul Beatty, performed by Prentice Onayemi
This winner of the Man Booker Prize is the perfect satire to give Dad fun conversation starters for holiday dinner parties. He can listen at the gym or on the road, and come armed with pearls from this comic masterpiece.
FOR THE BUSINESS-SAVVY UNCLE:
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John and Daniel Paisner, performed by Daymond John and Sway Calloway
Who better to provide the go-to source for those wanting to learn the importance of staying hungry in order to succeed than the famed entrepreneur and branding expert from ABC’s Shark Tank? This audiobook features an exclusive interview between the author and narrator Sway Calloway, the MTV News reporter and radio host, touching upon topics that include entrepreneurship as “the ultimate equalizer,” loving what you do, and why the author handpicked Calloway to read his book.
FOR THE BABYSITTER YOU ALWAYS CALL AT THE LAST MINUTE:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, performed by
What better gift for the person who gives you and your loved one a night out without the kids than something they can enjoy together while you’re away? This delightful performance is something children and adults will both delight in.
FOR YOUR SCI-FI LOVING BFF:
We Are Legion (We Are Bob): Bobiverse, Book 1 by Dennis E. Taylor, performed by Ray Porter
This fun and engaging audio original production is an absolutely superb work of science fiction that will hook you from the very first minute of listening. Named Audible’s the best science fiction audiobook of 2016, the mix of high-stakes action and genre humor make this an absolute must-have.
FOR YOUR YA LOVING BFF:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, narrated by Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Elizabeth Evans, and Tristan Morris
This #1 bestseller by a fascinating storyteller is absolutely amazing, and the multicast performance turns it into a true movie-in-your-ears experience.
FOR THE FRIEND WHO NEEDS TO LAUGH MORE:
Digging Up Mother by Doug Stanhope, performed by the author and friends
As fans of Stanhope’s stand-up will attest, Doug is not a “by-the-book” kind of guy. This audiobook is no exception. In what he refers to as the "directors cut commentary,” Doug forgoes the confines of a straight-read and creates a truly unique listening experience, going off-script to riff throughout its section and bringing in a cast of colorful characters – childhood friends and fellow comedians – to make this a wildly fun audiobook that’s as distinct as the comedian’s own brand of humor.