Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Top Summer Audiobooks from Audible

I have had the opportunity to share with you some fab new audio books in time perfect for the summer holidays! 

Today Wednesday the 23rd July is the day that most schools break up for their summer holidays and families all over the country are getting ready to pack up their suit cases and go on their summer holiday. 

I have been able to bring you the best summer audiobooks that Audible have to offer and there are some cracking titles out at the moment. 

We all know that a good book is a suitcase essential, and with the summer holidays on the horizon, it's time to start planning what title to take away with you. Audible, the UK's leading provider of digital audio entertainment, is delighted to present their top summer listens as the perfect poolside companions. Audiobooks are a fantastic way to enjoy those books that everyone is talking about, without having to worry about sun-glare or getting cramp in your arm! You can just sit back, listen and enjoy....

Here are some of the best sellers currently over at Audible:

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey 

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it.

She sometimes thinks her daughter Helen is a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: Her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

A Hundred Pieces Of Me by Lucy Dillon

Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she’d rather forget. But the belongings she’s treasured for so long just don’t seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She’ll keep just a hundred items – the rest can go. 

But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring…

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes 

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jojo Moyes’s The One Plus One, read by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and Steven France. The One Plus One is the beautiful, poignant, and utterly compelling new novel by the internationally best-selling author Jojo Moyes.

One single mum. With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to….

One handsome stranger. Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it’s like to be lonely. And he wants to help….

One unexpected love story. The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 

The downloadable, audiobook edition of Graeme Simsion’s prize-winning romantic comedy The Rosie Project, read by the actor Dan O’Grady.

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you…

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

From the author of the best-selling My Last Duchess - and for any fans of Downton Abbey

In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic, and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.

Full of passion and drama, The Fortune Hunter tells the true story of a 19th-century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, and the struggle between love and duty.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Narrator: Robert Glenister

JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike, book 2.

A compulsively listenable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days -as he has done before. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realises.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Beautiful, intoxicating, and filled with heart-pounding suspense, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.

“A fabulously gripping read that will appeal to fans of The Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch, but Burton is a genuinely new voice with her visceral take on sex, race and class … Burton writes great complex female characters” The Observer

The Three by Sarah Lotz

Black Thursday, a day that will never be forgotten. Four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe.

There are four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage unhurt, not unchanged. And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone. A message that will change the world.

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige.

Everyday Sexism... by Laura Bates

Introduction by Sarah Brown.

Laura founded the Everyday Sexism Project to raise awareness of unacknowledged yet routine sexist incidents, and was astounded by the wide range of stories that came pouring in from all over the world.

Laura Bates is a freelance journalist, writing for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, Red Magazine and Grazia.

A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi

A family. A firm. A lifetime of secrets. The irresistible new novel from the No 1 bestselling Penny Vincenzi. The Original and The Best.

The House of Farrell – home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company’s figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor – and holder of secrets – extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands.

Enter Bianca Bailey, formidable business woman, mother of three, and someone who always gets her way. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell but it is the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder. Here is a tale of survival…and a kind of promise.

Will You Remember Me? by Amanda Prowse

Poppy Day is an ordinary woman. She’s a 32-year-old stay-at-home mum with two gorgeous children, while her husband Mart tours with the army. Her simplest pleasure is having her family together in a happy home. But Poppy is too busy to notice the fatigue in her body and the menacing lump growing on her breast. If there’s anyone strong enough to defeat cancer it’s Poppy. But does life really work like that?

My friends over at Audible have very kindly offered to let me run a giveaway, you have the chance to win one of these awesome audio books! All you need to do is have an audible account - (If you haven't you can register and cancel if you don't want the subscription) and then if you are a winner you account will be credited for the audio book you choose. 

You just need to have an account on Audible (As explained above...)

So what are you waiting for? Enter the rafflecopter below and good luck!

Please make sure you check out the terms and conditions here: Competition Terms & Conditions 2014 
These are the terms and conditions associated with the competition to win a free audio download of The Summer Reads from 2014 

1. Entry is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (including Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Northern Ireland), except employees. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. 
2. The competition will run from 23rd July 2014 to  27th July 2014. During this time, entrants will be invited to enter via the rafflecopter. 
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  1. I got 3 of these fab reads on audible-I love an audiobook!!

  2. I have a new phone with an Audible App and no books downloaded. I am hearing good things about The Three.....fingers crossed.