Scribd: Which audiobooks should I listen to in lockdown?

The top five audiobooks downloaded and listened to by Australians through the eBook subscription service scribd unveiled this year – from a famous self-help book to a dark tale of betrayal by New York Time Bestselling author Kate Quinn.

In Australia, audiobooks have proven to be the most popular content type on the platform during the lockdown and have shown significant sustained growth since the start of the pandemic.

Many have also switched their days back and forth between physical reading and audibly soaking in a book, giving them quality time reading while exercising, cleaning, cooking or relaxing under a blanket on the couch.

The top five audiobooks downloaded and listened to by Australians this year on the e-book subscription service Scribd have been revealed

1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to a Good Life by Mark Manson

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts us through the shit to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so we can really become better, happier people.

There are only so many things we can care about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter.

A much-needed grab-by-the-shoulder-and-eyes-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining storytelling and profane, relentless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F* *k is a refreshing blow to a generation to help them live contented, grounded lives.

Top Reviews:

“The principles of these books are so practical that everyone should read them. I’ll definitely go through it again.”

‘Hanson has astonishing insights and advice that have come from life experience and simple relational observations that spin around your head. The examples and thoughts that anyone can understand, albeit with great self-examination and painful personal change. No pain no gain! Great to read! Best ‘self-help’ I’ve read recently…maybe ever.”

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts our shit to show us how to stop trying to be

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts our shit to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so we can truly become better, happier people.

2. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Everyone’s talking about this fun, romantic tale of true love on the subway caught in a time loop between modern Brooklyn and 1970s punk rock.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, magnanimous romance where the impossible becomes possible.

Top Reviews:

“I really enjoyed this and didn’t really want it to end. I want to know what happens next. It started a little slow for me, but ended VERY strong.’

This book grabs your attention so completely. It explores what it’s like to be someone who is cynical and jaded by her past and surrounded by people who want to be her friend.’

A queer rom-com about time travel?  Yes please.  Especially one by the ravishing spirit behind the swoon-worthy hit 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

A queer rom-com about time travel? Yes please. Especially one by the ravishing spirit behind the swoon-worthy hit ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’

3. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza

You are not doomed by your genes and determined to be a certain way for the rest of your life.

A new science is emerging that enables all people to create the reality they choose.

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the areas of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology and genetics to show you what is really possible.

Top Reviews:

“This book has changed my whole outlook on life and clarified many things. I’m so excited to put all this into practice and reap the results!’

“This book summarized concepts that others have touched upon, but all in one place. I resonated with the biological model of emotions and behavior. Listening well.’

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher and chiropractor Dr.  Joe Dispenza explores the areas of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology and genetics to show you what's really possible

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the areas of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology and genetics to show you what’s really possible

4. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Mindhunter is the true story of FBI agent John Douglas, one of the founders of criminal profiling.

His interviews with killers are dark, disturbing and somehow a bit sad. In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most horrifying, fascinating and challenging cases – and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

Fans of the Netflix adaptation need only read slowly to fill the void between seasons.

Top Reviews:

‘Good book. Douglas offers fascinating insights into the minds of monsters. The book starts off slow, then the middle gets fleshy. Definitely a good book for commuting!’

“Fantastic insight into the very interesting beginnings of the FBI’s serial crime unit. Worth reading!’

'Mindhunter' is the true story of FBI agent John Douglas, one of the founders of criminal profiling

‘Mindhunter’ is the true story of FBI agent John Douglas, one of the founders of criminal profiling

5. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-pounding World War II story of three female codebreakers in Bletchley Park and the spy they must exterminate after the war is over.

Lovers of The Crown should not miss this compelling historical novel!

Top rating:

“Beautiful in every way – in the writing, in the story and the narration.”

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-pounding World War II story of three female codebreakers in Bletchley Park and the spy they must exterminate after the war is over

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-pounding World War II story of three female codebreakers in Bletchley Park and the spy they must exterminate after the war is over

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