No Time To Read? Listen to These Books

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How many of us have a summer reading list that is, oh I don’t know, over 100 books long? It can feel impossible to find time to read in our already packed schedules. Add to this the fact that for some of us there are other obstacles in the way, including suffering from ADHD like I do.

Lucky for me, I discovered some of the best audiobooks around. Audiobooks allow you to finish the newest best sellers while going about your day — like during your morning commute, cleaning the house, or running errands.

Here are some of the best audiobooks available on arguably the best audiobook app, Audible from Amazon:

1Sandman Vol. I & Vol. II by Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs

You may think listening to a graphic novel is a bad idea, but you would be wrong. With an all-star cast, including James McAvoy as the title character and author Neil Gaiman narrating, this full fledged audio production will remind you of an old school radio drama, complete with engaging performances and amazing sound effects. Listen to the book here

2Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Many of Hendrix’s novels make for great audiobooks, including The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires and The Final Girl Support Group, but Horrorstör’s format about a haunted Ikea-type store translates especially well. With each chapter beginning with a description of a Nordic-sounding piece of furniture, the book blends humor and horror in a way that will keep you entertained. Listen to the book here.

3Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Comedic memoirs read by their authors are some of the best audiobooks out there and Amy Poehler’s funny and poignant Yes Please is chief among them. You will feel like you’re having an intimate chat with the smart and witty feminist comedian all while her story reminds you of why smart and strong women can conquer the world. Listen to the book here.

4You by Caroline Kepnes

If you’re a fan of the Netflix series, you’re sure to love the book that started it all. Much like the show, the book is narrated by Joe (Santino Fontana, in an amazing and creepy performance) and gives you an even deeper look into the mindset of the lovestruck stalker, making it scarier and more disturbing than the show. Listen to the book here.

5Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg

The book is as charming and witty as its clever title, but that is expected from the nerdy and adorable Pegg. Pegg didn’t want to write a straight up memoir, so he punctuated each chapter with a fictional story in which he is a super spy with a robot butler yet brings sincerity and exuberance to the rest. Listen to the book here.

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Allie Nelson

Allie is a TV producer and writer with credits on Netflix, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, TBS, E!, & HGTV. See Full Bio

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