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I may have gone a little too far.
Audible has a fantastic ‘Best of the Best’ sale until the 20th of September. All titles as part of this sale are AUD$8.99 (or 1 Audible credit) each and boy, did I go nuts. #noragrets
If any of the titles below tickle your fancy, you can grab 2 audiobooks for free with the below link.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
Narrated by Stephen Fry
When talking about great narrators, you can’t go past Stephen Fry.
I actually started and finished the Hitchhiker’s Guide the same day I purchased it. This one has been on my TBR for quite some time now, and thanks to Fry’s flawless narration, proved to be an easy and engaging listen.
“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“Why, what did she tell you?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”
The story itself isn’t too strong, but this is made up for in dry humour, sarcasm and some great, quirky characters. If you’re a fan of Mort by Terry Pratchett, you’ll probably like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy too.
Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster | David Attenborough
Narrated by David Attenborough
How can you not love and admire Mr. Attenborough?
Life on Air was an insta-buy for me. I already adore Attenborough’s documentaries and I’m so excited to hear about his life and adventures all around the world, from the man himself.
A Brief History of Time | Stephen Hawking
Narrated by Michael Jackson
I suggested to my boyfriend last week that we should watch some space documentaries. Unfortunately he fell asleep about ten minutes into the film, and I watched on. And on. About three documentaries later, he groggily rolled over and asked if I was enjoying the film, under the impression that it was the same one. Blissfully unaware of the fact that it was 3AM and that this 5 hour binge session was the young blossom of a raging obsession.
The following morning, I bought this audiobook, and it was great.
Sometimes you come across the right book at the right time and this was one of those times for me. I’m not even close to a scientist, but I do love to marvel at the works and discoveries of great minds.
A Brief History of Time was a bit of a difficult listen for me. It is by no means a beginner’s science book, but is engaging nonetheless. There were certain points when I couldn’t wrap my head around the scientific concepts and philosophy, but most certainly got my curiosity going and resulted in a few hours of marvelling at science websites.
This audiobook will most certainly not be for everyone, but if you find yourself curious as I had been, it is an incredibly interesting listen.
Fight Like A Girl | Clementine Ford
Narrated by Clementine Ford
Clementine Ford is Aussie! It was such a pleasant surprise to hear an Australian accent when I checked out the preview to Fight Like a Girl.
The empowerment of women is so important to me. I work in a male dominated industry where my input is often discarded due to my gender. As a result, I’ve found that I’ve had to prove my worth over and over again, and admittedly, it gets tiring. It’s really easy to feel defeated after trying to validate yourself to someone who refuses to acknowledge your hard earned skill based off something as unrelated as gender.
I’ve read so many reviews which rate Fight Like a Girl quite highly and I really hope that it proves to be as encouraging and uplifting as people say.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Mark Twain
Narrated by Elijah Wood
Yessssss Elijah Wood.
There’s a collection on Audible of classics narrated by some well known people including
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Narrated by Scarlett Johansson
Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 541 – Narrated by Tim Robbins
All titles above are also part of this sale, but after listening to the sample audio for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I had to have it. Elijah Wood reads this classic with a highly convincing southern accent which instantly teleports you to the Mississippi River, right alongside Huckleberry Finn. If you can’t tell – I’m really looking forward to this one!