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Bestselling audiobooks this week

Bestselling audiobooks

Whether you're commuting, training for a 10k or just catching up on chores, audiobooks are the perfect way to enjoy books on a busy schedule. Take a look at the Audible bestsellers chart to decide which one to listen to next

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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey

This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in science fiction storytelling. From the savannas of Africa to the rings of Saturn, it's a journey unlike any other.

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2. Origin by Dan Brown
Origin by Dan Brown

The fifth instalment in Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series, Origin, is set in Barcelona and sees Langdon uncover a world-shaking truth concealed in ancient religion, enigmatic symbols and modern art.

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3. The Unmumsy Mum
The Unmumsy Mum

The Unmumsy Mum writes candidly about motherhood like it really is: the messy, maddening, hilarious reality and how there is no 'one size fits all' approach. The lessons she's learned while grappling with two small boys will have you roaring with laughter and taking great comfort in the fact that it's definitely not just you…

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4. Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand
Recovery Russell Brand

The programme detailed in his latest book, Recovery, has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions, and he promises that it can do the same for you. In his own words: “my qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame.”

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5. Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes the definitive collection

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. A lifelong fan of Conan Doyle's detective fiction, Stephen Fry has narrated the complete works starring Holmes – four novels and five collections of short stories.

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6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

On Harry Potter's 11th birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts into his life with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Subtle Art

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F*ck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it.” This book is the antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society.

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8. IT by Stephen King
Stephen King It

In the town of Derry, Maine, It lurks in the sewers, taking the shape of children's worst nightmares and luring them to their deaths. The adults of the town think they know better than to believe in the existence of a murderous clown, so it's up to the children to destroy It.

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9. Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science
Bill Bryson

Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Bryson, with the help of the museum's curators, takes us object by object through some of the museum's less well-known inventions and discoveries and the human stories behind them.

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10. The Core: The Demon Cycle, Book 5 by Peter V Brett
The Core

In The Core, best-selling author Peter V Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. For as long as anyone can remember, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to a scattered few. The fate of humanity rests with two heroes who journey to the Core – where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army.

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