Summer Listens

Whatever your plans to relax over the next few months, take yourself to a different place this summer. Want to take full advantage of your time off? Expand your mind and take inspiration from some non-fiction listens. Facing the prospect of a long car journey with the whole family? Hit play on a kids-friendly audiobook. Escapism, information, education, distraction: these brilliant summer audiobooks will hit the mark.

Our Editors' Summer Picks

The Audible Editors let us into the audiobooks they can't wait to get stuck into, from the perfect auditory travel companions to listens guaranteed to alleviate any back-seat fighting.

Unseen Academicals Terry Pratchett
“"Terry Pratchett’s genius is beautifully rendered by Dirk Maggs’ trademark soundscapes. If you’re like me and sick of the World Cup, it’s the perfect antidote."”
— Robin
Girls & Boys Dennis Kelly
“"A knock-out one-woman show which I'll definitely be listening to. For all those who wished they could get to the theatre more than the realities of day-to-day life allows them to..."”
— Frances
Difficult Women Roxane Gay
“"I love anything by Roxane Gay so I'm excited to plug into this listen during my time off this summer." ”
— Alex

Mind-expanding listens for inspiration seekers

Keen to maximise your time spent out of the office? Take one of these fascinating non-fiction listens with you

Audible Members' Favourites

Time to yourself to relax and re-set is increasingly hard to come by. Our Audible members share the listens that have made them laugh, cry or think twice on their time off.

The Butterfly Effect Jon Ronson
“"Since it's free for Audible members, just add it to your library and you can always decide to jump in when you don't know what to listen to next!"”
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
“"Adults and kids alike loved it on a long car trip. Fantastical and fantastic."”
Misogynation Laura Bates
“"Couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. I finished it within 3 days! Everyone should read this book, men and women... My husband and I spent hours discussing it."”