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Article  •  20 June 2022


Try a new genre with an audiobook

Want to try something new? These popular audiobooks from different genres will help you explore new subjects and themes while listening. You might just discover an unexpected favourite!

If you’re looking to delve into a different genre, why not try an audiobook?

Perfect for exploring new subjects and themes, audiobooks are a great way to test the waters and explore genres that are different from those you’d usually pick up. Since audiobooks allow for multitasking in a way that physical books don’t, you might find yourself reaching for (and enjoying) new titles.

Some readers hate thrillers before bed but love listening to them on an otherwise boring commute. Others find literary fiction difficult to read on the page, but enjoy hearing the words read aloud.

In this way, listening to audiobooks can help open up whole new worlds for readers – give it a go and see for yourself. If you’re ready to try something new, check out these audiobooks across genres. 

Popular audiobooks from different genres


Contemporary fiction

here goes nothing audiobook cover

Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz, narrated by Ben Chapple

Life after death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Angus Mooney is stuck in an increasingly cramped afterlife, looking on from the other side as his wife is seduced by his killer. The book is both hilarious and insightful, exploring the relationship between love and death with Toltz’s signature wit and humour.  


Crime & thrillers

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone audiobook cover.

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson, narrated by Barton Welch

Ernest knew that the family reunion would be dreadful. After all, the Cunninghams have nothing in common. Except for one small thing: They’ve all killed someone. When the snow starts piling up, stranding the family at a mountain resort, so do the bodies. Despite the murder and mystery, it’s nevertheless a fun read that will have you laughing out loud.



The Mallee Girl audiobook cover.

The Mallee Girl by Jennifer Scoullar, narrated by Nicole Milinkovic

Pippa Black has finally worked up the courage to escape a dangerous relationship, but where does she go from here? On a search for her long-lost brother, she sets out in the Victorian alps. Seeking refuge among strangers, Pippa discovers that she’s been mistakenly implicated in a shocking crime. To lay low, she picks up a job at a wild-horse sanctuary, learning more about herself from the horses and the farm manager, Levi, than she ever thought possible.


Biography & memoir

Hip Hop & Hymns audiobook cover.

Hip Hop & Hymns by Mawunyo Gbogbo, narrated by Chantelle Jamieson

This memoir tells the story of Mawunyo Gbogbo, an African Australian girl growing up in the mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW. Once in high school, she falls in love with two things that will change her life forever: hip hop music and a charming bad boy, Tyce Carrington. When she gets a job in New York City at a hip hop magazine, the city’s hustle and bustle both enlivens her and threatens to derail her dreams.


Health & lifestyle

Glucose Revolution audiobook cover.

Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspé, narrated by Jessie Inchauspe

In Glucose Revolution, scientist and researcher Jessie Inchauspé breaks down how managing your blood sugar can improve all areas of your health. With her simple hacks, Inchauspé provides easy tools to drastically improve your life. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, boost your mood, or even clear your skin, her tips will set you in the right direction.


Literary fiction

Mothertongues audiobook cover.

Mothertongues by Ceridwen Dovey & Eliza Bell, narrated by Aimee Horne

Funny, thoughtful, vulnerable and disturbingly familiar, this genre-defying read peeks into the crazy world of early motherhood. Through songs, poems, text messages, and more, this creative duo salvages the scraps of their daily lives to create an absurd collage of the art form that is being a mum.


Business & Finance

Good to Great audiobook cover.

Good to Great by Jim Collins, narrated by Jim Collins

Want to take your management skills to the next level? If the answer is yes, consider this a must-listen. After five years of research, Jim Collins uncovers the variables that can transform any organisation from good to great. Backed by evidence, his surprising findings offer novel management ideas to enable greatness. Manager or not, if you have an interest in business, this book is worth a read since it’s widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written.

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