Binge-Worthy Audiobooks To Listen To All Summer Long [+ HOT Audible Offer]
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We all love a good summer read at the beach, but lugging books back and forth, fighting page turns with the wind, and having to put it down for each trip to the cooler can take you out of the book reading mood faster than you have to reapply sunscreen. That’s why audiobooks are the way to go when it comes to your summer book binges!
And, you’re not even limited to the beach! Audiobooks are great to listen to in the car, at the gym, during a leisurely walk, or when you’re simply sitting outside and want your hands free to sip on your favorite summer cocktail.
And right now, Audible is offering 2 audiobooks AND 2 Audible Originals FREE for new subscribers with a 30-Day Trial Membership. Then each month after, you’ll get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals of your choice. And if you’re worried you won’t like your book, no worries! You can swap it for free and even cancel your membership at any time (your audiobooks are yours to keep forever).
Need some Audible audiobook beach reads inspo?
Check out these titles you won’t be able to stop listening to, thanks to the recommendations from our Hip2Save Community!
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
4.4 stars ⭐ | 5,700 reviews on Amazon
This story follows a well-to-do Abby, her exact opposite counterpart Travis, and a bet that gives both of them more than what they bargained for.
“There are several books in the series telling the story of each of the Maddox brothers. You will fall in love with them!” – Lynnae
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
4.8 stars ⭐ | 1,400 reviews on Amazon
Part love story, part adventure, all set in the last defiant wilderness of America. It will make you laugh, weep, dream, and remember.
“I’ve been an Audible member since 2012 and have well over 200 audiobooks, and I still listen to Lonesome Dove at least once per year. It’s just that good.” – Julie
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
4.9 stars ⭐ | 4,800 reviews on Amazon
The novel is a powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea and is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.
“It’s big but is a very fast read. Such a great author. You can’t put it down. Best book ever!” – Robin
Becoming by Michelle Obama
4.9 stars ⭐ | 12,100 reviews on Amazon
Written by former first lady Michelle Obama, this book tells her full story of triumphs and disappointments, both public and private. It’s a personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. You’ll feel the warmth in every word as Obama narrates this book herself!
“It’s a great empowering book I think every woman should read.” – Christine
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
4.5 stars ⭐ | 900 reviews on Amazon
Lead character Jack McCall embarks on a desperate journey to find peace after his wife’s suicide and an intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. This novel showcases both life’s pain and glory.
“Actually, [I like] anything by Pat Conroy. It’s older but I re-read it every few years.” – Tina
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
4.7 stars ⭐ | 8,700 reviews on Amazon
This tale of tension between both old and new relationships results in an unforgettable story of love that comes at the ultimate price. It’s a bold, heart-wrenching story that touches on sensitive subjects.
“Can’t give anything away, but it’s an ‘every woman/young lady needs to hear this story’ kind of book. Wouldn’t hurt the guys, either. The author, she’s the bomb diggity.” – Kimberly
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
4.7 stars ⭐ | 8,200 reviews on Amazon
NYT best-selling author Jodi Picoult tackles the most intense subject matter with incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor. This story features richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race.
“Literally life changing.” – Trina
We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
4.8 stars ⭐ | 2,100 reviews on Amazon
Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—this extraordinary novel is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. It demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.
“I couldn’t put it down!” – Jessica
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
4.8 stars ⭐ | 38,200 reviews on Amazon
This novel tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion, and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. It’s an unforgettable story of love and strength in the face of war and has enthralled a generation.
This book was recommended by eight different people in our Hip community! Plus the over 38,000 reviews on Amazon should give you an idea of its popularity!
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
4.6 stars ⭐ | 1,200 reviews on Amazon
Following the success of Girl, Wash Your Face, Hollis returns to identify the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself. Prepare to be inspired as this motivational public speaker narrates the book herself!
“I am in love with this book, and I cannot say enough good things about it!” – Jenna
Audible Summer Audiobook Deal:
Snag that HOT Audible offer for 2 audiobooks AND 2 Audible Originals FREE with 30-Day Trial Membership for new subscribers before the end of this month! And, remember, you’ll also receive 3 titles (1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals) each month after when you continue your membership!
Happy listening! 📚🎧