What’s the secret behind picking up a right audiobook? What will get you hooked? What will make you read more? In this post, find it out.

Today’s blog post is in collaboration with Audible, which is the audiobook app I’m currently using every single day to listen to my favourite books.

But selecting books is always challenging and I think I can help. 

Here are my top 8 first-time listens that you can get started with.

Do note that you can download, audible app for free on your device. Check this link to download the app.

  1. How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

how to be a bawse on audible

Self help books are great as audiobooks and they’re even better, if the writer herself is the narrator. This is why I think books like How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh would be great picks for your first time listen.

The book itself is highly inspiring and one of my favourites now. In fact, this year, I plan to re-read as it’s definitely a book you want to read every year.

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

first reads on audibe

My current favourite on Audible is the throne of glass series. It’s actually available only on Audible and is super amazing to listen to.

I think the key to picking up a great audiobook is focusing on the narrator first. If you like the narrator, the experience would be pleasant, no matter how the book is.

But stay carefree for you can never ever go wrong with throne of glass book. I love it so much and I would totally recommend it for a first time listen.

3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

harry potter on audible

It was actually my first time listen on Audible. I began with book 4, as I am re-reading, now listening, to the series.

It’s narrated by Stephen Fry. and I would recommend you to check more works of Stephen Fry because his narration is just pure awesomeness.

4. Sherlock Holmes

stephen fry on audible

The definitive audio collection of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is also narrated by Stephen Fry and a top pick in my audiobook TBR.

5. 3 More Bestselling Self-Help Books

power of habit on audiblerich dad poor dad on audible

Other great bestselling self help novels you can pick are the power of habit by Charles Duhigg, rich dad poor dad by robert kiyosaki (one of my favourites and must-reads on personal finance) and how to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie.

how to stop worrying and start living on audible

6. Top Fiction Read on Audible: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

For a fiction, The fault in our stars by John Green is also a great pick.

fault in our stars on audible

There you go! those are my 8 recommendations for first time listens to audible. I would recommend you play the sample first to just test out the narrator and see if it’s your kind… for a better experience.

If you haven’t downloaded Audible yet, do check this link to download the app for free.

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