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NoneButOurselves Sat 21-Dec-19 20:34:20

Hello MN, would be grateful for some audiobook recommendations. Good fiction, or gripping memoir.

These are for a long car journey to start a holiday, so nothing TOO depressing or harrowing please.

Two I've listened to recently that I loved:
- Why Be Happy ... Jeanette Winterston
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

TIA for any recommendations.

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Clingingtothewreckage Sun 22-Dec-19 04:57:24

The Tent, the Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy. A very funny biographical account of family holidays. They turned it into a tv show but only did one series.

EmmaGrundyForPM Sun 22-Dec-19 05:14:33

I've got a 45 minute commute and so.listen to a lot of audio books. I've just listened to "Unleashing Demons" by Craig Oliver. It's his account of the Brexit referendum. I found it gripping.

On the fiction side I've recently enjoyed "The Silence of the Girls" by Pat Barker and "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng.

PepeLePew Sun 22-Dec-19 06:36:27

Tina Brown’s Vanity Fair Diaries
Another Planet by Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl singer talks about growing up in suburbia)
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou - extraordinary tale of hubris and fraud

fllinn Sun 22-Dec-19 08:07:22

We're currently on Famous Five grin

ChristineBaskets Sun 22-Dec-19 13:16:14

I'm quite fussy about audible books and don't hesitate to return them if the narrator/story don't appeal. This year I have really enjoyed Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Life After Life, Rebecca and Hercule Poirot's Christmas. I am currently listening to The Woman in White (narrated by Ian Holm) and loving it so much that I'm going to listen to everything else by Wilkie Collins.

GorkyMcPorky Thu 02-Jan-20 23:03:11

I've recently enjoyed listening to both Once Upon a River and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I've not long finished The Pursuit of Love and will be following up with Love in a Cold Climate when I go back to work and my commute.

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