If you’re brave enough to be among the crowds on this major shopping holiday in the US, then we have some audiobook suggestions for you to help you zone out and tune out the hordes.
The Lunar Chronicles Series, Marissa Meyer
We’ve talked a lot about this series – Cinder, Cress, Scarlet and Winter – but I cannot recommend it enough! It will pull you in and make you forget all about those long lines you’re standing in.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction.
Broken Harbor, Tana French
Is it just me or do you get stabby in large, unruly crowds too? I think Black Friday shopping can sometimes bring out the worst in people. Instead of acting on the urge to stab everyone, try listening to one of Tana French’s murder mysteries. The characters in her stories will make other shoppers seem like angels.
In Broken Harbor, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder Squad’s star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one…only it’s really not.
The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater
Prepare to get lost in the story and block out all the angst that comes with Black Friday shopping. Prepare to fall for the characters in this book. And prepare to smile, and weep.
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.
What type of books do you like to listen to on audio?