Your favourite audiobooks on Audible

It's fair to say that Mumsnetters are big fans of Audible. For those of you not yet convinced, allow us to share our favourite audiobooks on Audible right now – plus, to welcome you into the fold, Audible is offering Mumsnet users two free credits when you sign up to a 30 day free trial!

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When you sign up for a 30 day free trial at Audible, Mumsnet users will get an additional credit – that’s two totally free books! After your free trial, you’ll pay £7.99 a month and continue to receive one free credit to redeem against any audiobook, unless you cancel. All books you purchase with your credits are yours to keep forever!

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Mumsnet favourites

Stoner by John Williams

Stoner by John Williams

Total time: 8 hours and 55 mins

Narrated by: Alfred Molina

Why you should listen:

“I just finished Stoner and the narration was amazing -probably one of the best I have ever listened to.”

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Total time: 17 hours and 28 mins

Narrated by: Anjoa Andoh

Why you should listen:

“Anjoa Andoh is the most amazing narrator – I really missed hearing her voice when I'd finished it!”

“Here's yet another recommendation for Americanah. It's exactly the kind of book I would have forgotten quickly had I read it myself, but listening to it was like getting wrapped up in other people's lives. I really enjoyed the narration.”

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The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill

The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill

Total time: 14 hours and 43 mins

Series: Simon Serrallier, Book 1/8

Narrated by: Steven Pacey

Why you should listen:

“Just to say – I've now started Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler books and LOVE them. I wanted to thank you and recommend them to anyone else liking a good crime story.”

“If you like light undemanding traditional detective stories, I'd recommend Susan Hill's Simon Serrallier series. Well read and entertaining.”

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Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Total time: 14 hours and 1 min

Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson

Why you should listen:

“I'd really recommend Apple Tree Yard if anyone's after a gripping, well-narrated, psychological read.”

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Total time: 10 hours and 26 mins

Narrated by: Joanna David

Why you should listen:

If Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel has been lingering a while on your reading list, now's the time to listen to it. The enormously successful TV adaptation is still making waves across Mumsnet and it's been on the Audible bestsellers chart for weeks.

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84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Total time: 2 hours and 11 mins

Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson and John Nettles

Why you should listen:

This is the perfect audiobook if you're trying out listening to a book for the first time. It's only a couple of hours long, it's read by Mumsnetters' all time favourite narrator, Juliet Stevenson, and it's a beautiful love story told through the letters of a New York writer and a London bookshop owner. What more could you want?

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Audible recommends

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Total time: 46 hours and 50 mins

Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, and Mark Boyett

Why you should listen:

“I nearly cried when 1Q84 finished, 46 hours and loved every minute of it.”

“My latest favourite is 1Q84. 46 hours of pure joy!”

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Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Total time: 10 hours and 9 mins

Narrated by: Jack Hawkins

Why you should listen:

Definitely a bit of a Marmite book on Mumsnet, but there's only one way to find out which side you're on. It's dystopian sci-fi but with more focus on working out how to live in a new world, rather than the misery of how such a world came about.

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Total time: 29 hours and 14 mins

Narrated by: Mark Meadows

Why you should listen:

“Yes it is a huge long book, but I just couldn't stop listening to it – once you get into it, it is really gripping.”

“The Luminaries was a long and involving novel, read really well. I don't think I would have got through it otherwise, and I ended up rather enjoying it in spite of its sometimes incomprehensible astrology references.”

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