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Article  •  7 April 2020

 

Audiobooks: worlds beyond your walls

Fill your home with the sound of audiobooks; fill your mind with fresh conversations.

As humans, we’re inherently social creatures, and stories are the lifeblood of our species. So, if you’re anything like the team at Penguin Books Australia, by now the realities of a long-term lockdown are kicking in and you’re searching for a variety of experiences and stories to feed your brain.

Audiobooks can help fill your home with the conversations we’re all craving. Whether it’s listening to a book that makes you think differently, makes you laugh or cry, helps you stave off anxiety or simply occupies your mind, when you hit play on an audiobook you’re engaging in discussion with the world beyond your walls. Plus, as any kid will tell you, there’s something soothing about being read to. And you don’t necessarily need to drop what you’re doing to tune in.

To find the right audiobook fit, make good use of the preview function – five minute samples that allow you to check the narrative and narrator work for you. Sample widely, and try listening at different points in your day to find your sweet spot. Here are some audiobook suggestions to help broaden your horizons, while you’re around the house.

To bake with:

To exercise with:

To get your sport fix with:

To adapt with:

To provoke further conversations with:

To colour mindfully with:

To learn a little (or a lot) with:

To work towards financial peace of mind with:

To laugh out loud with:

To experience another life with:

To start an adventure with:

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