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5 Audiobooks to Listen to in Summer 2019


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Audiobooks are a great way to squeeze in more reading time without having to concentrate on the words on a page. Many people feel either too busy to sit and read or too restless to get through an entire book. When a talented voice actor is reading the story instead, it can be much easier to enjoy the narrative.

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Below are some of the most interesting new releases for you to add to your summer 2019 audiobook playlist:

1. The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-making From a Firefighter by Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

This new release by Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton takes you into the extraordinary world of firefighting. Cohen-Hatton has fought fires for 18 years, and it's up to her to make high-pressure decisions about who to send into a burning building and when to mark a situation as beyond hope. This book reveals the emotional toll the job can take, but it also uplifts with moments of triumph and bravery.

2. Finding the Bright Side: The Art of Chasing What Matters by Shannon Bream

News reporter Shannon Bream has spent her entire life in intense environments and competitions. From beauty pageants to the halls of government, she has experienced both hilarious and heartbreaking events that she shares with readers. However, the most important takeaways from this book are her honest conversations about authenticity, humility and sticking to your values in the face of social pressure.

3. Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven

Admiral McRaven's second book is full of riveting tales of action, bravery and edge-of-your-seat thrills from his time serving in the U.S. Special Operations. It's a perfect summer companion for both military veterans and lovers of a well-told story.

4. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Today's culture dictates that more is always better, and we should strive to be busier, more efficient and more active no matter what. Present Over Perfect dispels this myth with heartwarming and inspiring essays that show the value of transitioning to a life of peace, sweetness and human connection.

5. Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer

This book is a saucy yet authoritative trove of information from renowned copy chief Benjamin Dreyer. This might seem like an unusual choice for a summer listen, but it is packed with helpful tips, funny anecdotes and interesting facts that will fascinate anyone interested in the topics of writing and English.

Make This the Summer of Listening

There are dozens of great new audiobooks available, but the five mentioned above should definitely make it onto your "must-have" list.

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