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Audio books can be magic, but a monotonous narrator can ruin the best of books. If you’ve never tried one, make sure to pick a good one or risk being put off for life. We have many personal favourites featured here to get you started. We recommend Audible. It has a decent selection, good quality narration of great books and its available on all platforms, affordable, convenient and easy to use.

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance Audio Edition

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance Audio Edition

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance was nominated for a Hugo Award in 2013 and was an Audie Award winner in 2014. It is the 15th installment of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga. It’s a brilliant series – we’ve given…

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Audio Edition

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Audio Edition

Historical and factual books have a great many themes and varied contents with WWII being more covered than most. Audible popped up with ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill’s Mavericks’ and  I expected a retread of themes I have read and…

A Short History of Nearly Everything Audio Edition

A Short History of Nearly Everything Audio Edition

Bill Bryson has been a favorite non-fiction author or mine for the last 20 years since I read a Walk in the Woods in school. He’s got the touch and can pass on information in a way that is entertaining and relaxing…

Empire of Man Audio Edition

Empire of Man Audio Edition

Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock, Heir Tertiary to the Throne of Man, is a whiny, arrogant, proud, petulant, self-centered 22-year old who doesn’t like himself very much. His mother, the empress, sends him off to a backwater planet, another…

Imperial Radch Trilogy Audio Edition

Imperial Radch Trilogy Audio Edition

The Radchaai have very fixed ideas of civilization and an ingrained culture that goes with it. The Radch have two sets of pronouns, she for its citizens and it for AI ships. Although in all three books, the feminine pronouns are used, the language of…

The Martian Audio Edition

The Martian Audio Edition

The Martian was one of the the run away hit books of 2013-14 and spawned 2015’s successful film, but what few know is that author Andy Weir actually sold the audiobook rights before he was able to get a publishing deal. The…

Commonwealth Saga Audio Edition

Commonwealth Saga Audio Edition

“The Star vanished from the center of the telescopes image in less time than a human heartbeat. There was no mistake. Dudley Bose was looking right at it when it happened. He blinked in surprise drawing back from the eyepiece. “That’s…

The Big History Audio Edition

The Big History Audio Edition

The Big History is a series of 48 lectures that begins with the Big Bang and ends with a speculative look at the future. It isn’t about names, dates, figures and facts. It’s the big picture that connects all the disjointed…

Winnie-the-Pooh Audio Edition

Winnie-the-Pooh Audio Edition

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the ultimate children’s classics and the stories within has been rewritten, newly illustrated and transcribed for games, TV and films. I enjoy getting back to the original and when my daughter fell in love with the characters…