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Top books to listen to

As a busy student, you don’t always have a lot of time to sit down and dedicate hours to that…

As a busy student, you don’t always have a lot of time to sit down and dedicate hours to that book you’ve been wanting to read. This is where audiobooks come in as they can be extremely useful in immersing yourself in captivating stories.

Whether you’re studying, exercising, or doing chores at home, audiobooks offer a convenient and engaging way to experience literature, which means you can still be on the go when indulging in your hobbies. This article includes a diverse collection of some of the best audiobooks across various genres that are bound to inspire you to become an avid listener.

“The Harry Potter Series” by J.K. Rowling:

We had to start with a classic. Narrated by the talented Jim Dale, the Harry Potter series audiobooks are a magical experience for both fans and newcomers alike. Dale’s skilful portrayal of various characters and his ability to infuse each moment with wonder make this series a must-listen.

“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah:

In this humorous and thought-provoking memoir, Trevor Noah recounts his childhood growing up in South Africa during apartheid. Noah’s own narration is an absolute delight, as he expertly weaves together personal anecdotes and social commentary, making “Born a Crime” an unforgettable audiobook experience.

“The Martian” by Andy Weir:

Narrated by R.C. Bray, “The Martian” is a gripping science fiction novel that follows astronaut Mark Watney’s struggle for survival on Mars. Bray’s dynamic narration skilfully captures Watney’s wit and resourcefulness, making this audiobook a thrilling adventure

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama:

This is for all non-fiction lovers. The former first lady herself narrates, “Becoming” in an intimate and inspiring memoir that chronicles Michelle Obama’s journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. Her warm and authentic narration adds an extra layer of depth and personal connection to this remarkable audiobook.

“The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” by J.R.R. Tolkien:

Rob Inglis’s masterful narration of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy brings Tolkien’s epic fantasy world to life. With distinct voices for each character and a soothing storytelling style, Inglis transports listeners to Middle-earth and makes this legendary series even more enchanting.

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams:

Narrated by Stephen Fry, this classic science fiction comedy takes listeners on a hilarious and absurd adventure through space and time. Fry’s impeccable comedic timing and versatile voice work make this audiobook an absolute joy to listen to.

Audiobooks provide a way to enjoy the books you love on the go, with incredible storytelling and talented voices. The list above showcases a diverse range of audiobooks across genres, each offering a unique and enthralling experience. So, whether you’re a fan of memoirs, fantasy, science fiction, or thought-provoking non-fiction, these audiobooks are sure to delight and entertain, offering hours of enjoyment and a way to wind down after submitting assignments. 

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