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The best audiobooks for podcast fans

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Indulge your ears in some long-form listening.

If you've found a great podcast and whizzed through the episodes you're probably wondering what to listen to next. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution. Many podcasters have delved deeper into their subjects and written books, which are even more interesting in audiobook form. Pop on some headphones and tune into an audiobook on your next walk.

What to listen to based on your favourite podcast:

Shameless = The Space Between
Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald are the creators of the award-winning pop culture podcast Shameless. Their relatable ruminations on everything from heartbreak and mental health challenges to overcoming career setbacks and letting go of fear are for anyone in the limbo between being a teenager and a Proper Adult.

Australian True Crime = CSI Told You Lies
True crime has always fascinated Meshel Laurie, which is why she started the Australian True Crime podcast with Emily Webb in 2017. In CSI Told You Lies Laurie speaks to the forensic pathologists, homicide detectives, defence barristers and victims’ families of violent crime and largescale natural disaster.

Plant Proof = The Proof is in the Plants
Simon Hill is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast. In his book the straight-talking nutritionist offers everything you need to know about fuelling your body with more plants. Hill pours over the latest scientific papers and books to bring it all together into one inspiring and practical guide.

Too Peas in a Podcast = The Invisible Life of Us
Kate Jones and Mandy Hose met a decade ago and bonded over their premature twins with additional needs. When the duo began their weekly show, Too Peas in a Podcast, they were shocked to discover therapists, doctors, nurses, teachers, even people without kids were also listening. In The Invisible Life of Us they delve deeper into the issues they care about and offer reassurance for those navigating a child’s disability.

My Father, the Murderer = My Father, the Murderer
In her mid-twenties, Nina Young discovered that her estranged father had strangled a woman to death decades before. A decade later Nina, now a journalist, went on to release a podcast to tackle the questions she’d been asking herself ever since. The book is the story behind the podcast, with mother and daughter coming together with honesty and openness to reckon with the past.

She's on the Money = She's on the Money
Victoria Devine is the creator of Australia’s #1 finance podcast. The book is full of real-life money stories, wins and lessons learned. It's also filled with templates and activities throughout so you can immediately put Victoria’s recommendations into action in your own life.

Coffee Pods with Holly Ransom = The Leading Edge
Holly Ransom interviewed luminaries including Susan Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama and Malcolm Gladwell for her fearless and widely-researched manifesto. Through three principles – mindset, method and mastery – you’ll discover how to first lead yourself, then others.

The High Low = Everything I Know About Love or How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Fans of The High Low will enjoy Dolly Alderton's wildly funny bestseller about growing up and navigating all kinds of love along the way. And Pandora Sykes' book will also delight podcast listeners as Sykes delves into the myths we've been sold and the stories we tell ourselves, in How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

Renegades: Born in the USA = A Promised Land
In you've been enthralled by the conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love then you're going to want to dive deeper into Obama's story. A Promised Land is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making.

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown = Dare to Lead
Brené Brown has spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. In her 2018 bestseller she reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

The Anthropocene Reviewed = The Anthropocene Reviewed
John Green's podcast has been hugely popular, with over 10 million lifetime downloads. It's no surprise then that his curated collection about the shared human experience became an instant Sunday Times bestseller. The book includes beloved essays along with six all-new pieces exclusive to the book.

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