Not sure what to listen to? We've picked some of our all time favourites for you here. These books are as close to 'one size fits all' as you can get: they'll please almost anyone. And remember, if you're not enjoying your pick, you can swap it for free, for something that suits you better!
    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,598
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,271
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,254

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Series: Sapiens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 30-04-2015
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,598 ratings
    • A sweeping history of humankind
    • We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us so special? The perfect book for anyone who thinks deeply and has a thirst for knowledge about our origins, and our future.

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Braving the Wilderness

    • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693

    Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent . started it again as soon as i finished

    • By Tracey on 16-10-2017
    • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-2017
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 803 ratings
    • Living with integrity in a confusing world
    • We all experience vulnerability and shame. They're powerful feelings that can hold us back and prevent us from living the life we yearn for. Luckily, Brené Brown is always there to help us through. She will challenge you, comfort you, and believe in you when all seems dark. And that is a great gift indeed. A must listen.

    Regular price: $28.09

    • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,507
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497

    Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet, dramatic & beautifully read

    • By Anonymous User on 19-09-2017
    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 18-05-2017
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633 ratings
    • Soon to be a major motion picture
    • There is something seriously wrong with Eleanor Oliphant. Not that anyone would notice. She has isolated herself into a life of unchanging routine and copious amounts of vodka. But change comes for us all, and Eleanor is no exception. Cathleen McCarron's phenominal narration is the cherry on top of this remarkable debut.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Slow Horses

    • Slough House, Book 1
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fine British Crime

    • By Kerry Muir on 16-03-2014
    • Slough House, Book 1
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Series: Slough House, Book 1
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 11-08-2010
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings
    • The best spy series you've never heard of
    • The slow horses are MI5's outcasts. Spies who have screwed up so monumentally, or who are so odious, that they have been exiled to Slough House in the hope they quit. Mick Herron has been hailed as John le Carre's successor for good reason. His writing is intelligent and witty, and he has an excellent ear for dialogue. Best of all, this is book one in a magnificent series, so there's plenty more where that came from!

    Regular price: $21.84

    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure listening pleasure

    • By Skye on 18-05-2015
    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 30-10-2007
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings
    • Pure listening pleasure
    • Tom Hiddleston's narration of this rollicking tale set in Revolutionary France is simply fantastic. An actor who is a dab hand at impersonation, he goes from the silken, menacing tones of the terrifying Count, to the idiotic, fatuous tones of the Marquis on the turn of a dime. Then he pivots to the brave but frightened Sidonie, the scrappy young Roma boy Yann, and onward. A masterclass in narration, and a gripping tale to boot!

    Regular price: $16.38

    • The Name of the Wind

    • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,322
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186

    I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Gretta on 18-03-2015
    • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
    • By: Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Series: KingKiller Chronicles, Book 1
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 06-03-2012
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,322 ratings
    • An outstanding performance
    • Magician, thief, lover, musician, assassin - Kvothe has been many things in his time. Now, he is just Kote, humble innkeeper in the middle of nowhere. But how does one of the most notorious men of his age end up in a backwater under a fake identity? It's a long, rewarding story, with some of the best narration we've ever heard. This is fantasy at its very best.

    Regular price: $31.21