5 Beach Audiobooks to Listen to This Summer Vacation

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Sit back, relax, and tune out the world with an audiobook of your liking. Here is a list to help you start your search.

Sit back and turn the volume up, you are about to tune into some summer reads that people have been talking about. We can't listen to everything out there, but everyone has to start somewhere.

To take the pressure off, we've compiled a selection of books that offer the perfect dose of romance and mystery that will keep you from pressing pause all summer long. Escape the world if only for a little while, and venture into the fictional tales of some of the summer's most anticipated novels. 

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The Last Anniversary 

Length: 12 hours, 47 minutes

Liane Moriarty, the best-selling author of "Big Little Lies," writes another story in her newest novel about family secrets, marriage and an unsolved mystery.

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Length: 6 hours, 57 minutes

This story follows a young woman who, after surviving a family tragedy, is forced to move to a new city and live with her strict grandmother. Living for the first time in a Black community, Rachel grapples with her own identity as an African American woman and, in doing so, tries to understand the tragedy of her mother.

The Last Thing He Told Me

Length: 8 hours, 49 minutes

This anticipated book is a story about love and loss after Hannah Hall falls madly in love with Owen Michael who, one day, disappears. All he leaves behind is a note for his 16-year-old daughter, Bailey. Both Hannah and her step-daughter are sent into a frenzy to discover the truth of what happened to Owen.

The Paper Palace

Length: 12 hours, 37 minutes

In this summer romance novel, Elle, a 50-year-old happily married woman, is forced to reckon with her love for a childhood best friend.

That Summer

Length: 13 hours, 21 minutes

Released this year, "That Summer" is a novel that about two women who meet in an uncanny way and the friendship that follows.

When Life Gives You Lululemons

Length: 10 hours, 14 minutes

From the author of "The Devil Wears Prada," this book is the spin-off everyone has been waiting for. After Emily Charlton leaves her job working for Miranda Priestly, she moves to the small town of Greenwich, Connecticut, where she discovers a town built on lies.