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9 Audiobooks to Tune Into This Summer

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Here is a selection of audiobooks to tune into.

What better way to kick back and relax this summer than to kick back, relax and listen to a book? Audiobooks offer all the benefits of a physical copy of a novel or memoir but allow you to rest your eyes or set out on that long walk you've been looking forward to. We've rounded up a few solid selections to click play on. 

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The Best Motivational Speeches of All Time

Length: 3 hours 57 mins

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For a good pick-me-up, dive into this book, which offers some of the most inspiring speeches of our time, and is narrated by Bill Gates, Rick Rigsby, Denzel Washington, Jim Carrey, J. K. Rowling, Matthew McConaughey, Steve Jobs, Admiral William H. McRaven and Tony Robbins.

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Length: 6 hours 42 mins

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Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey is insightful, emotional and honest in this memoir that explores the complexities of his life and the roles he has played.

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The Stand by Stephen King

Length: 47 hours 47 mins

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Best-selling novelist Stephen King explores an apocalyptic vision in a world confronted with a plague. A patient escapes a testing facility only to find they're carrying a mutated strain of a super-flu that has the potential to kill 99% of the world within weeks. 

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Local Woman Missing

Length: 11 hours 40 mins

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In this thriller, a once peaceful Chicago community is shaken with fear when one woman goes missing. Soon after, a mother and her 6-year-old daughter also vanish. Eleven years after the case goes cold, the young girl returns home all grown-up. Everyone is eager to learn what happened to her, but they would have never guessed it'd be this.

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Length: 29 hours 10 mins

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This best-selling memoir is a gripping narrative of former President Barack Obama's unexpected life, his consequential presidency, and all of the lessons he has learned.

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This is Your Mind on Plants

Length: 7 hours 37 mins

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The most recent book by author and journalist Michael Pollan offers a deep dive into three major plants: opium, caffeine and mescaline, or what he calls a downer, an upper and an outer. He explores different cultures that rely on drugs like coffee and tea, for example, and attempts to answer why some drugs are considered socially acceptable and others not.

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Call Me God: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation

Length: 7 hours 4 mins

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In October 2002, Washington D.C. was thrusted into a 23-day terror when sniper attacks began targeting and murdering everyday citizens. "Call Me God" is the never-before-told account of the investigation that led detectives into a race against the clock to find to the anonymous killer

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The Energy Paradox: What To Do When Your Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Gone

Length: 8 hours 50 mins

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In his book, bestselling author of "Plant Paradox," Steven R. Gundry, MD takes a new look at one of the top issues Americans face -- fatigue. He offers a plan on how to boost energy and reinvigorate mental health with 30 recipes and lists of energy-boosting foods and energy-depleting foods to avoid.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

Length: 8 hours 18 mins

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Dive into the global phenomenon that empowered a generation of thinkers and believers. Whether it's your first time reading "Harry Potter," or if you have binged them a dozen times before, consider escaping into the wizarding world, beginning with Book One of the 7-part saga.

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