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Kick back, listen in and enjoy some quality time out with the family.

Scratching your head for inventive ways to entertain the family and minimise screen time? Audiobook immersion is a great way to switch off from the noise of life and escape into realms of the imagination.

From memoirs to crime and thrillers, coming-of-age dramas to historical sagas and children's hits – so many audiobook titles are perfect for sharing. Take turns picking stories with your family members (they might surprise you). Set aside half an hour for a chapter a day, or sprawl out and fill an afternoon with a binge session. Here are some titles to get you started.

  • A daring escape. A school lockdown. A thrilling chase. What would you risk to save a life?

  • A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it's about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes.

  • An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

  • A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and wacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

  • The thrilling new blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

  • Introducing Mr Walker – a hotel dog with a nose for adventure!

  • The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.

  • A heart-stopping novel of deception and delusion from an exciting new Australian author of domestic noir.

  • Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Award-winning teenage slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli

  • A powerful debut novel that delicately blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream.

  • Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake.

  • Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past?

  • Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust - now available in paperback and illustrated throughout by Chris Wormell.

  • Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he’s most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder.

  • Growing up can feel like a death sentence

  • In the late 1800s, rather than run the risk of his under-achieving sons tarnishing his reputation at home, Charles Dickens sent two of them to Australia.

  • From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

  • In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

  • The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.

  • The bloodiest Jack Reacher thriller yet, with the highest ever body count. If you thought Jack Reacher ('the most reliable excellent basher of bad guys since Bond' - The Times) had limits, Blue Moon will prove you wrong.

  • Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson!

  • From Australia's most exciting and original crime writer comes another electrifying thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of 'detectives'.

  • A story about sexuality, the ache of friendship and love, and sticky summers at the pool, this exhilarating debut novel captures the heartbeat of one transformative summer where alliances are made and broken.

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