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Grown-Up Reads

Listen Up: 8 Audiobooks Worthy of Your Earbuds

by Jennifer Ridgway

Photo credit: Chad Springer, Image Source/Getty Images

Audiobooks can be a busy mom’s saving grace. Whereas it can be hard to to find time to sit down and just read, audiobooks lend themselves to multitasking – you can listen and cook, listen and clean, listen and fold laundry, listen and drive, listen and exercise … I think you get the idea.

They are a different beast than reading, though; because the narrator plays such a huge role in the listening experience, he or she is as critical to the success of the story as the plot and the writing.

Whether you’re new to audiobooks, or an audiophile looking for some fresh listens, here are some great titles to add to your “To Be Listened To” pile.