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Top Audio Books

Top Audio Books

Find out which are the top audio books of 2009 and 2010, making it to the bestsellers list. You can download these great reads, and access them at your convenience...
Naomi Sarah
Audio books are making it big in the market, since people don't have time to sit and read most times. Although it is sad that people don't read paperbacks anymore, audio books aren't a bad alternative. At the end of the day, a book is book, be it in audio format or a written one. Personally I love to read, I don't know what I would do without text. Being on the run doesn't give you room to pack in books when you're traveling. It weighs down on you, taking up a lot of space. So the easiest way to carry books with you, is through audio. By the hundreds, these CDs/downloads can comfortably take up space in your duffel bag, or in your audio enabled gadget. Find out which top audio books are making it big among audio book listeners and which ones are the top selling audio books, that you must get your 'ears' on.
Must-Have Audio Books of 2011
This year's got it big for audio book listeners, with the following list including the best there is thus far when it comes to great writing. Let's take a look at what you need to be loading into your player right this minute.
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Life by Keith Richards and James Fox
  • The Intelligent Entrepreneur by Bill Murphy, Jr.
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices by Walter Dean Myers
  • Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
  • Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Role Models by John Waters
  • This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Put On Your Crown by Queen Latifah
  • In a Heartbeat by Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy w/Sally Jenkins
  • Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent
  • Old Jews Telling Jokes: 5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-So-Kosher Laughs by Sam Hoffman, Eric Spiegelman
Must-Have Audio Books of 2010
These books are selling like hot cakes, and you need to sink your teeth into these audio books that are easily available for listeners online.
  • Queen of the Night by J.A Jance
  • The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
  • Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  • Busy Body by M.C Beaton
  • I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund
  • Third Girl by Agatha Christie
  • Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Ape House by Sara Greun
  • The Murder Room by Michael Carpuzzo
  • Champagne for One by Rex Stout
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
  • Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Lion by Nelson Demille
  • The Power by Rhonda Bryne
  • Bad Blood by John Sandford
  • The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
  • The Reversal by Michael Connelly
  • Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci
Must-Have Audio Books of 2009
When it comes to books, the good ones can always be read again, listened to another time and even stored as downloaded ebooks in the form of pdf files, to read whenever one is on his/her laptop/PC. Here's giving you the top 10 best audio books, which are still very much in demand by audio listeners worldwide.
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • The Secret by Rhonda Bryne
  • Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin
  • The Shack by William P. Young
  • The Associate by John Grisham
  • Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government Inspired by Thomas Paine by Glenn Beck
  • Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self Destructing Thinking Habits by Wayne W. Dyer
  • Becoming Enlightened by the Dalai Lama
  • Street Gang by Michael Davis
Best Audio Books - Non Fiction
These non fiction audio books serve as a good listen, and can be downloaded from the web or bought from online stores that provide audio books for listeners.
  • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  • Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
  • Born Round by Frank Bruni
  • The Ultramind Solution by M.D. Mark Hyman
  • Divided Soul by David Ritz
  • Blood in the Cage by L. Jon Wertheim
  • Summer World Bernd Heinrich
  • The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson
  • Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
  • Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
Best Audio Books - Business
Work that brain and get those wheels turning, with these business books plaguing the scene with their genius texts and powerful insights.
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Where Have All the Leaders Gone by Lee Iacocca
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich by Jim Cramer
  • Extraordinary Leadership by Robin Sharma
  • How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by Ph.D. David J. Schwartz
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Audio Books for Kids
These audio books are great for when kids want to listen to audio books, if they don't feel like reading. It's also great to listen to them before you head to bed while you snuggle under the sheets to the sound of the narrator's voice, as it takes you elsewhere to a world of fantasy, myth, magic or mystery.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K Rowling
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B White
  • The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
  • Because of Winnie Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Notes from a Liar to Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary
  • My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Everyone needs to get into the habit of reading, and then later on develop that liking towards audio books. It should start out from the real thing, until it turns into a digitized habit. I hope these audio books prove to be a good listen this year.