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10 Best Audiobooks To Take Your Mind Off Coronavirus

During the coronavirus pandemic, you might want to try to catch up on some reading. Books are a medium that has suffered much when it comes to raw consumption, because of so many options that people use to entertain themselves. If reading is not your thing, it is your lucky day, because you can always try an audiobook. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, you might want to try to catch up on some reading. Books are a medium that has suffered much when it comes to raw consumption, because of so many options that people use to entertain themselves. If reading is not your thing, it is your lucky day, because you can always try an audiobook. 

Choosing an audiobook as your source of relaxation at this point is excellent, and not only if you do not like reading books in a traditional manner. These products are, in most cases, created with pristine audio quality in mind, and they are narrated by some of the most relaxing voices you will ever hear.

People that tell the stories are true actors and artists in every sense of the word, as they have to reinterpret the emotions of the characters and descriptions they read. So, by picking up an audiobook (and avoiding all risk by going to libraries, which are mostly closed already) is not only great if you want to expand your knowledge on the literature of the world, but also a way to enjoy a compelling performance of the voice in your head you will be listening for hours.

Kitchen Confidential

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In this audiobook, you can experience dazzling stories from the life of the late and great culinary expert Anthony Bourdain. The events of this autobiography are narrated by Bourdain himself.

Born To Run

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Narrated by The Boss himself, this autobiographical story feels like one of Springsteen's best songs. The writing and reading are very inspiring, and it feels sincerely authentic, as it is the case with most of the stuff Bruce Springsteen does.

Love In The Time Of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez wrote about a complicated love affair between Florentino and Fermina. Although the title has a different kind of plague as one of the story's fueling motifs, some of its moments surely resemble a time like this, when people try to stay in love during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emma

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Jane Austen wrote a story about one of the most captivating romances ever. If you want to enjoy this classic, you will get all the help from the imaginative narration of a whole ensemble cast that includes the legendary actress Emma Thompson.

1776

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Your knowledge of one of the most critical years in the history of the United States is always great to expand on. The author who wrote the book is also the narrator: David McCullogh will take you through the story of how the modern United States came to see the light of day.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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You must have seen the movies that were recorded based on this novel written by Stieg Larsson. The story of intriguing punk prodigy Lisbeth is narrated by Simon Vance.

The Great Gatsby

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There is a big chance that your kids are going to read this in school this year, so why not remind yourself of this Scott Fitzgerald's classic. The Great Gatsby audiobook has the voice of actor Jake Gyllenhaal to tell the story.

A Game Of Thrones: A Song Of Ice And Fire

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If you are still not over the fact that the show Game Of Thrones released their final season last year, there is no better way to drown your sorrow and keep your mind off the coronavirus by listening to the whole story. A Song of Ice and Fire, coming from the mind of George R.R. Martin, is narrated by Roy Doltrice, who gave every character its own twist.

Harry Potter Series

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Movies are great, but the books are even better. Coming from the amazing pen of J.K.Rowling, Jim Dale is narrating the story of Harry Potter, the most famous member of the Hogwarts academy.

Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur C. Doyle would be proud if he knew that another legend is reading his all-time classic. Stephen Fry takes you through mysterious cases of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. You can enjoy this by listening through five story collections and all four major novels that revolve around Holmes as the main character.

About the Author

Antonia is a sociologist and an anglicist by education, but a writer and a behavior enthusiast by inclination. If she's not writing, editing or reading, you can usually find her snuggling with her huge dog or being obsessed with a new true-crime podcast. She also has a (questionably) healthy appreciation for avocados and Seinfeld.

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