Listen to Your Next Read
Bookish is thrilled to announce that we now offer downloadable audiobooks for purchase on our site! To help mark the occasion, we rounded up some of our favorite audio titles. Whether we chose them because they're full of lyrical writing that's music to our ears, have a great narrator who takes them to another level or both, these are books you'll want to hear again and again.
No list of great audiobooks would be complete without the man who pretty much invented the genre, at least as a weapon of mass amusement. Is it Sedaris' oddly pitched voice? The perfect timing? The way he sets you up for punch lines that come... at just the right angle? Whatever it is, David Sedaris never read one of his lines badly (as evidenced by this excerpt from his new book, "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls").
It's still a classic for a reason: You only get one chance to make a first impression, and this ultimate guide to climbing the business ladder has helped millions of corporate types move up fast. Listen closely if you want to get ahead.
Marguerite Henry's classic tale of the wild horses of Chincoteague has inspired legions of readers--and riders. The wild horses on Chincoteague and Assoteague Islands off of Virginia are still there, but if you can't make the trip, this audiobook will bring them to life in the next-best way.
Though the idea that politicians might cross the aisle for the good of the country seems fanciful to us in our current climate, there was a time when bipartisanship was a byword. Doris Kearns Goodwin's thrilling tale of political horse trading became the Oscar-winning movie, "Lincoln," though if you want the full story, look no further than the audiobook.
John Green shot to uber-fame with 2012's "The Fault in Our Stars"--but he's been writing terrific YA novels for nearly a decade. "Paper Towns" won the Edgar Award for best YA novel in 2008, and you can almost hear the rides at Disney World in the background of this Orlando, Fla.-centered story.
To misquote Cole Sear from the movie "The Sixth Sense," "I hear dead people"--you'll be saying that in response to the audiobook of Mary Roach's rollicking tour around what happens to our bodies after we die. Cadavers come alive in "Stiff," and what could be gross in less amusing hands is, thanks to Roach's often hilarious research, perfectly palatable, if utterly deadly.