The Audiobooks We Can't Get Enough Of

Jake Gyllenhaal narrating The Great Gatsby? I'm all in.

A collage of audio book covers for the titles in this article.
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I have to honest: I was anti-audiobook for a long time. Growing up, I relished the feeling of holding a book and absorbing the world on its pages. My bookshelf was my pride and joy for several years, until, well...I just didn't have the time to read anymore. Life got busy, I wanted to spend my money on my other things, and I no longer had the attention span I had when I was younger (these days, I blame TikTok). So I finally went over to the dark side, a.k.a downloaded my first audiobook. That's when I realized how amazing the format is, and how easy it was to fit my love for books into my everyday life. There are a ton of great audiobooks out there with narrators who have the ability to stop you in your tracks, no matter what you're doing. Ahead, I complied a list of audiobooks you should add to your reading list (or queue) in 2020. Get ready to be taken to a world far beyond the four walls of your humble abode. Don't forget your earbuds.


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