Audible’s summer listens

According to the 2022 Audible Compass Survey, Aussies are 19% more likely to listen to podcasts during the warmer months. 

Further research also shows:

  • 41% of Australians choose to listen to audio content in the car  
  • 23% of Australians enjoy audio entertainment while taking a walk
  • 19% of Australians opt for an audiobook or podcast on a plane or train  
  • 15% of Australians choose to listen to audio content whilst on holiday  

Whatever your place of listening, Audible has created a list of top recommendations for summer listening, whether for road trips, going on a beach walk, lounging by the pool or just relaxing at home. 

Titles range from relationships to music and everything in between.

Find something suited to your tastes and listen on Audible with a 30-day free Audible trial at

  • Pillow Talk by Laura Nagy (Winner of Best Audio Entertainment at the 2022 Rose D’Or Award)
    • Seeking shelter after a bad break-up, host Laura Nagy falls into the bizarre and beautiful online world of ASMR, where strangers murmur sweet nothings to lonely listeners. But there’s more than just comfort to be found here.
  • The Upside Down Christmas by Kate Forster (Audible Original) 
    • Marlo is a living her best life in sunny Sydney and avoiding thinking about her past at all costs. Avoiding thinking about the quaint village life she left behind in Britain. Avoiding thinking about that fateful Christmas Day. 
  • Tell Me Again by Amy Thunig/Clementine Ford (Audible Exclusive) 
    • For years, Amy Thunig thought she knew all the details about the day she was born, often demanding that the story of her birth be retold. Years later, heavily pregnant with her own first child, she learns what really happened that day. 
  • My Dream Time by Ash Barty  
    • “It’s a tennis story. It’s a family story. It’s a teamwork story. It’s the story of how I got to where and who I am today.”
  • The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner by Grace Tame
    • The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner is Grace’s story, in Grace’s words, on Grace’s terms. It offers a constructive and optimistic vision for a better future.
  • Origins featuring Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, King Princess (Audible Original)
    • Origins, Audible’s new music storytelling series, features eight groundbreaking artists – Billie EilishCamiloDoja CatFlying LotusKing PrincessKoffeeMickey Guyton, and Tobe Nwigwe. The artists hail from diverse backgrounds—musically, culturally, geographically—and each have their own unique origin story. This series works in showing the common denominator shared between them: a burning desire—truly, a need—to create and express oneself. 
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (Audible Exclusive) 
    • Shantaram is a novel based on the life of the author, Gregory David Roberts. In 1978 Roberts was sentenced to 19 years imprisonment as punishment for a series of robberies of building-society branches, credit unions, and shops he had committed while addicted to heroin. 
  • The Sandman Act III by Neil Gaiman (Audible Original)
    • In Act III, we follow Morpheus on a grand journey to take care of family business. He visits with his son Orpheus (Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page), an act that brings with it profound consequences. Accompanied by Delirium (Kristen Schaal, Bob’s Burgers), he tracks down their estranged brother, Destruction (David Harewood, Supergirl), the only member of the Endless ever to abandon their post.
  • The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
    • The inspiring follow-up to the critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir Becoming
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
    • A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life. 
  • Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
    • The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence. 
  • Spare by Prince Harry
    • It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow – and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling – and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last.
  • Surrender by Bono
    • Surrender’s subtitle, ’40 Songs, One Story,’ is a nod to the book’s 40 chapters, which are each named after a U2 song.
  • Waypoints by Sam Heughan
    • Waypoints is a deeply personal journey that reveals as much to Sam about himself as it does to his audience.
  • Exiles by Jane Harper
    • At a busy festival site on a warm spring night, a baby lies alone in her pram, her mother vanishing into the crowds.
  • It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
    • Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favourite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the #1 Sunday Times bestseller It Ends with Us. 
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Book 1) by J.K. Rowling
    • Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to listeners of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners.

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