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Article  •  24 November 2022


Listening to these 5 audiobooks will instantly upgrade your life

Five audiobooks that will change your perspective, expand your mind and upgrade your life.

Ready to upgrade your life? Good news: you can start today.

The beauty of audiobooks is that you can listen to them anywhere, meaning your hit of life-changing inspiration is just a download away.

Whether you’re hoping to get a fresh perspective on life, transform your work style, or learn how to manage your mental health, there’s an audiobook here to help you out.

5 Audiobooks to upgrade your life


Fifteen Seconds of Brave audiobook cover.

Fifteen Seconds of Brave written and narrated by Melissa Doyle

If there is one new audiobook that you must listen to, it’s Fifteen Seconds of Brave. Written and narrated by the famous Australian TV presenter Melissa Doyle, the book shines a light on some of the most touching stories she’s heard during her thirty-plus years of experience as a journalist. These stories will break your heart, make you laugh and bring you to tears. At the end of it all, you will have gained some hard-earned wisdom from people who haven’t just survived but found meaning in some of the toughest experiences imaginable.


Atomic Habits audiobook cover.

Atomic Habits written and narrated by James Clear

Ask anyone who has read this book, and they will confirm that it really does have the power to change your life. Narrated by the author, this audiobook breaks down habit-making into a simple art form. By offering up small steps to making big changes, James Clear presents a compelling argument for focusing on the minuscule changes that can add up to life-altering outcomes. This book is easy to understand, evidence-backed and truly capable of helping you live the life of your dreams.


Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? audiobook cover.

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? written and narrated by Dr Julie Smith

If you’ve ever hoped to improve your mental health, then Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? is the audiobook for you. Written and narrated by a clinical psychologist, this book provides small, positive and practical tools to help you tackle the challenges that most people face at some point or another. Whether it’s managing anxiety or learning how to boost your mood, the bite-sized chapters share tips for handling whatever life throws your way.


Essentialism audiobook cover.

Essentialism written and narrated by Greg McKeown

Have you ever felt busy but not productive? Struggled with information overload? Felt overworked and underutilised? Author Greg McKeown’s solution to all these problems is to become an Essentialist. In this audiobook, Essentialism, the leadership pro shines a light on the concept of criteria and how we can all be more selective in perusing only the things that are essential. Ultimately, this book will help you understand where to channel your time and energy to get the best possible outcomes in the activities that matter most.


Four Thousand Weeks audiobook cover.

Four Thousand Weeks written and narrated by Oliver Burkeman

The average human lifespan can seem frustratingly brief. If you live to 80, that’s only four thousand weeks to spend on earth. So how exactly should we use them? Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing book that pulls in philosophy, literature, and psychology to help make sense of our human relationship with time. The many revelations you’ll hear are sure to change your perspective on time, mortality and what it means to live well.


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Featured Titles

Fifteen Seconds of Brave
In your darkest hour, can you still find hope?
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Atomic Habits
A revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life
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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?
A positive, practical handbook for better mental health from clinical psychologist and multi-million-follower TikTok sensation, Dr Julie Smith
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Eliminate the nonessential in order to do something truly great
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Four Thousand Weeks
The paperback edition of the liberating Sunday Times bestseller is set to enhance readers' lives even further with extra content on how we can all spend our four thousand weeks.
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