Everyone loves to crack open a fresh paperback and start reading, but trying to take that paperback on a long trip or on your way home from work can be a bit of a pain. Luckily for you, you can now take a book with you on your phone, iPod or even tablet. Audio books are the key to get you through those long days at work, or that long drive home. But, what to read? Here are the top five audiobooks that will truly change your life.
We live in a time where 1984 has started to become more and more relevant, and that is a scary statement. 1984 is a modern classic that looks to disrupt the typical utopian novel. This dark plot creates a completely convincing world in which government control and surveillance is the norm. This audiobook will keep you entertained for hours, and we're sorry if you end up getting lost in this amazing novel and missing your stop!
Orwell gets two mentions on this list and for good reason. Animal Farm is a short audiobook that will get you through a few trips to the office with ease. This modern classic is a satire on the Soviet Communist system that continues to be a powerful warning to the world about communism. The infamous line, “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.” is from this great book. In fact, the book is based on a radio show and transcribes to audiobook format with ease.
You may not have enjoyed this timeless classic when it was taught in school, but a revisit through the audiobook version is well worth it. This book was written in the 1960s when the southern United States were burning with racial issues that continue to divide the south even today. To avoid spoilers, we will simply say that the novel looks to engage in the roots of human behavior: innocence, experience, kindness, cruelty, love, and hatred. As a Pulitzer prize winner that was turned into an Oscar-winning film, you know this story is going to be good.
If you're looking for a novel that will engage you on those long days, the Book Thief is for you. This novel focuses on a foster girl living outside of Munich during World War II and her relationship with her foster father and a Jewish man who is living in their basement. It’s a story that will hurt your heart, and we recommend you have some Kleenex to hand.
This novel has taken the world by storm and will inspire you to be true to yourself, and your passions. The novel focuses on a woman had everything in life, except she was constantly panicked and confused about how to best go forward. She embarks on a life-changing vacation to India and Bali to find the balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. Put up your feet, and get lost in faraway lands with this amazing audiobook.
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