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13 Audiobooks to Help You Unwind

July 18, 2019 // science-fiction // science-fiction

Had a busy week? Take some time to sit back and unwind with these irresistible audiobooks. Journey to new worlds, meet memorable characters and leave your stress behind.

Last Summer: A Novel by Kerry Lonsdale

Romantic Suspense

Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free-fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her.

Adapted for Film (Reel Romance Book 1) by Stacey Rourke

Steamy Contemporary Romance

Aubrey Evans' sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She'd be celebrating this momentous event if she wasn’t busy fighting over production details with the director. When news of their rivalry hits the gossip columns, a PR hoax is the only thing that can save their project: Aubrey is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie.

The Witches of Dark Root (Daughters of Dark Root Book 1) by April Aasheim

Fantasy / Paranormal

When Maggie returns to her enchanted hometown of Dark Root, she is confronted by an old rivalry, a mother with a mysterious illness, and a town that's lost its literal magick. Will she stay and fight for Dark Root? Or run from her responsibilities once again?

The Light: Houston, Texas by Joe M. Solomon

Science Fiction

March Madness has begun and college basketball playoffs are heating up, not that Robert Walker—a graduate student from Texas—particularly cares. He has decided to skip classes for the day, sleep in, and get some rest. Unfortunately, a brief spat on the phone with his fiancée makes that impossible.

A Murder in Helvetica Bold: Thistlewood Star Mysteries #1 by C. Rysa Walker

Cozy Mystery

Ruth Townsend needs a good mystery to help revive her weekly newspaper...but nothing ever happens in the sleepy little mountain town of Thistlewood. Then Edith Morton is found dead at the bottom of her staircase. Can Ruth find out who killed her before she or someone she loves becomes the next obituary in the Thistlewood Star?

Beaches in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 9) by Kathi Daley

Cozy Mystery

Tj Jensen’s life is thrown into turmoil when a good friend turns up missing after a serious auto accident. Not only is the driver of the vehicle, Gina Roberts, nowhere to be found, but she’s the prime suspect in the murder of her passenger, Striker Bristow.

Show Me (Thomas Prescott Book 4) by Nick Pirog


When retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott learns he's inherited a 250-acre farm in Tarrin, Missouri, he can't get there fast enough. As he acclimates to small-town living, he hears rumblings about a horrific crime in the town's past. Four years earlier, a fired employee of the local grocery store enacted his revenge, shooting and killing the owner of the store, four customers, and then turning the gun on himself.

All’s Fair in Blood and War (The Kurtherian Endgame Book 4) by Michael Anderle

Science Fiction

The Ooken thought they upset a small but tough set of aliens. They had no idea the level of pain Bethany Anne was willing to bring. You don’t hurt Bethany Anne’s people, because the gloves come off and get destroyed, never to be placed back on again.

A Date for Hannah (Love is for Everyone Book 1) by Callie Henry

Young Adult

High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister's wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam's charm wins her over, until they're falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.

Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City Book 1) by Penny Reid

Women's Fiction

There are three things you should know about Janie Morris: 1) She's incapable of having a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit. After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store.

Encountering Our Wild God: Ways to Experience His Untamable Presence Every Day by Kim Meeder

Religion / Spirituality

Journey into the Mystery of God's Presence... Who our God is and how he works cannot be captured or contained. Our God is extreme. Our God is unstoppable, unfathomable, and untamable. Our God is wild. And he is beckoning us to pursue him beyond our circumstances, beyond our emotions, and beyond our logic into the glorious mystery that is him.

Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival by Misty Griffin

General Non Fiction

A gripping story that takes you on the journey of a child abuse and sexual assault survivor turned activist. If you have read true crime books and child abuse true stories like Educated, A Child Called It or Etched In Sand, then Tears of the Silenced is a must-read.

The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths by Bernie Chowdhury

Adventure / Travel

Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor.

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Self Help and How to

The mega-talented creator of "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Scandal" and executive producer of "How to Get Away With Murder" chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.