7 Audiobooks to Listen to While Crafting

Fall is a busy crafting season. With Halloween and the holidays around the corner, there are costumes to design, gifts to create, and decorations to make. Entertain yourself while you craft by listening to an engaging audiobook. These audiobooks will make you laugh, warm your heart, and maybe even inspire a creative twist on your next project.

The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1
Author: Robert Lacey
Read By: Alex Jennings

The official companion to the critically acclaimed Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown: Volume 1 provides an in-depth exploration from behind the palace gates of the early years of Elizabeth II’s time as Queen, complete with extensive research and additional material. Written by bestselling historical biographer Robert Lacey, who also serves as the show’s historical consultant, the audiobook is narrated by actor Alex Jennings, who plays Prince Edward on the television series.
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I'm Fine...And Other Lies

Actress and comedian Whitney Cummings shares stories about mistakes she’s made, lessons she has learned, and advice she’s accumulated throughout her life. Listening to this audiobook will be like crafting with your best (and funniest!) friend.
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Little Fires Everywhere
Author: Celeste Ng
Read By: Jennifer Lim

A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
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Love and Other Consolation Prizes

From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair.
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Seven Days of Us

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. But the eldest child Olivia, a doctor, just returned from treating an epidemic abroad. She’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…
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A Strange Scottish Shore
Author: Juliana Gray
Read By: Gemma Massot

Scotland, 1906. A mysterious object discovered inside an ancient castle calls Maximilian Haywood, the new Duke of Olympia, and his fellow researcher Emmeline Truelove north to the remote Orkney Islands. But when they realize they’re not the only ones interested in this object, their quest takes a dangerous turn.
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Uncommon Type
Author: Tom Hanks
Read By: Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. Narrated by Tom Hanks, Uncommon Type also features additional performances by Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari, Cecily Strong, Holland Taylor, and Wilmer Valderrama on “Stay With Us.”
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