Are you done with your holiday shopping? NO? Well, don’t fret. Audiobooks make great gifts for everyone on your list and you don’t have to wait for them to ship! Instant giving will keep you on the nice list. Learn how to send an audiobook to a friend here.
Here are our suggestions for gifts for all sorts of listeners.
For teen and young adult readers:
- Do those younger cousins have you stumped? We have audiobooks to please the picky teens on your list. We love Call Me Grim, by Elizabeth Holloway, the Zom-B series, by Darren Shan, and Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor.
For tween/middle grade listeners:
- The not-quite-teenagers on your list will love Courage for Beginners, by Karen Harrington, Kinda Like Brothers, by Coe Booth, and Loki’s Wolves, by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr.
For young kids:
- How to Train Your Dragon series, by Cressida Cowell (narrated by David Tennant!), The Sasquatch Escape, by Suzanne Selfors, and Ling and Ting: Twice as Silly, by Grace Lin, will keep little ones entertained.
For history buffs
- Whether they love to romanticize history or hear all the realistic details, we’ve got some great historical fiction, like Pickett’s Charge, by Charles McNair and The Quest, by Nelson DeMille. We also have great historical non-fiction, including Moscow, December 25, 1991, by Conor O’Clery and The Rolling Stones Discover America, by Michael Lydon.
For business-minded friends:
- Shopping for someone with a mind for business? Send them The Decline & Fall of IBM, by Robert X. Cringely, Factory Man, by Beth Macy, or How Google Works, by Alan Eagle , Eric Schmidt , and Jonathan Rosenberg.
For your adventure seeking friends:
- Send your friends on a world-traveling adventure with Freak Show Without a Tent, by Nevin Martell. Trident’s First Gleaming, by Stephen Templin will take listeners on a military thrill-ride, and The Good Life Elswhere, by Vladimir Lorchenkov follows a group of Moldovian villagers as they attempt to immigrate to Italy.
For creative, artistic, individuals:
- The artsy, out-there friends of yours will connect with the artist in The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra, feel for the unique characters in Nine Kinds of Naked, by Tony Vigorito, yearn to understand the genious of comic artist Bill Watterson in Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, and, of course, laugh along with comedian Tina Fey in her autobiography, Bossypants.
For friends who are easily distracted:
- Some of us just have shorter attention spans than others. Those friends might not be willing to dedicate hours to listening to an audiobook, so we recommend a short story collection. Our favorites are Damn Love, by Jasmine Beach-Ferrera, Funny Story: The Incomplete Works of Topher Payne, by Topher Payne, and Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris.
What audiobooks are on your list this year?