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Top 5 audio books for summer listening

Looking for an audiobook to listen to as you bask in the summer sun? Look no further, we have 5 audiobook suggestions that are perfect to help you relax and unwind!

 

The FlatshareThe Flatshare – Beth O’Leary

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

‘Funny and winning… a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat’ – Stylist

Tiffy and Leon share a flat;Tiffy and Leon share a bed; Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

Click here to listen to an audio extract, with Carrie Hope-Fletcher as Tiffy.

The Flatshare is available to download here

 

The Truth About The Harry Quebert AffairThe Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair – Joel Dicker

A crime story. A love story. More than 2 million copies sold worldwide. 

And now a major 10-part MGM TV series starring Patrick Dempsey and Ben Schnetzer. 

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect.

Marcus Goldman – Quebert’s most gifted protégé – throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of ‘The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America’.

But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.

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The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair is available to download here

 

The Lemon Tree Hotel

The Lemon Tree Hotel – Rosanna Ley

A story about love, family secrets, and a little piece of heaven…

In the beautiful village of Vernazza, the Mazzone family have transformed an old convent overlooking the glamorous Italian Riviera into the elegant Lemon Tree Hotel. For Chiara, her daughter Elene and her granddaughter Isabella, the running of their hotel is the driving force in their lives.

One day, two unexpected guests check in. The first, Dante, is a face from Chiara’s past, but what exactly happened between them all those years ago, Elene wonders. Meanwhile, Isabella is preoccupied with the second guest, a mysterious young man who seems to know a lot about the history of the old convent and the people who live there. Isabella is determined to find out his true intentions and discover the secret past of the Lemon Tree Hotel.

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The Lemon Tree Hotel is available to download here

 

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us…

In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission: to find his dead master’s severed finger and reunite it with his body. Ren has forty-nine days, or elese his master’s soul will roam the earth forever.

Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dancehall girl to pay her mother’s debts. One night, Ji Lin’s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail.

As time runs out for Ren’s mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men. In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin’s paths will cross in ways they will never forget.

Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love. Woven through the Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order.

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The Night Tiger is available to download here

 

The List

The List – Joanna Bolouri 

The bestselling romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Don’t Stop Me Now and The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart. 

Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn’t feel fabulous. It’s been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. The List: ten things she ways wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheet. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco and maybe, possible, true love and Phoebe’s got her work cut out for her.

[*Contains adult material*]

The List is available to download here