Audiobooks to Give as Gifts

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:

For tween/middle grade listeners:

For young kids:

For history buffs

For business-minded friends:

For your adventure seeking friends:

For creative, artistic, individuals:

For friends who are easily distracted:

What audiobooks are on your list this year?

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Best Audiobooks for Traveling

The holidays are almost here, which means it’s road trip time! Whether you are packing the whole family into the car or flying across the country solo, your travels can be improved with a good story in your ear. Here are our recommendations for what to listen to while you travel:

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Freak Show Without a Tent, by Nevin Martell, narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark.

Freak Show Without a Tent is the first audiobook that came to mind for me. It’s Nevin Martell’s story of “swimming with piranhas, getting stoned in Fiji, and other family vacations”. Martell’s absurd adventures with his father, mother, and sister will bring some excitement to your holiday travels, even if you’re just driving across town.

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Spooky Listens: High Midnight

Only 5 days until Halloween!

 

To get you in that creepy mood, we recommend spending this week listening to High Midnight!

High Midnight is a beautifully well-written, bizarro, horror, zombie, western pulp novel. The audiobook is narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark and his narration is, honestly, amazing. Every character has his or her own incredibly crafted, distinct voice.

 

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Synopsis: Ghouls, cryptids, homicidal clowns, knife wielding chimps and the best damn phantom bordello north of the border… welcome to Unity, Texas!

Sheriff Laredo Beaumont, former truck driver, hobo savant and ex-luchadore, along with his bonobo deputy Cicero are the sole law in Unity – a literal ghost town perched on the mysterious crater known as the Devil’s Outhouse – whose main economy derives from the spectral pleasures found within the Heskiaoff House bordello along with the Gallows Daughter Saloon (the last watering hole before exiting the American Dream). Whether corralling a pack of feral Chihuahua Yetis, giving chase to monstrous Thunderbirds or stemming the endless tides of sleep-walking dead – there’s no problem Sheriff Beaumont couldn’t handle either behind the business end of his trusted Colt or at the bottom of a bottle of Wild Turkey. But every man’s got his limits and Laredo has long reached his, retiring from the badge that bought him little respect and less gratitude. Ready to settle down with his beloved Sally Mae, a ghostly soiled dove working in the town’s infamous ghost bordello, Laredo has no idea that a gang of murderous clowns are closing in… each looking to settle a long forgotten score with the infamous ‘Sheriff of Unity’.

A gonzo pulp western for the 21st century, High Midnight is a timeless tale of blood and redemption set against a preternatural and pre-apocalyptic Texas.

Basically, High Midnight is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. And, it’s on sale for Halloween!

Spooky Listens: Call Me Grim

 

With Halloween just around the corner, we want to know your favorite spooky, creepy, or scary audiobooks!

This weekend, we recommend curling up with a cider and listening to Call Me Grim, by Elizabeth Holloway, narrated by Kelly Collins Lintz.

Call Me Grim ACXThe truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake—and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper . . . and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place. And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark . . . but only if she accepts Aaron’s job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.

Let us know what you think of Call Me Grim and tell us your favorite Spooky Listens in the comments!