We wait, and wait, and wait, for nice weather to arrive so we can get out there and get some good runs in, and then spring comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and suddenly itâ€™s HOT. So how do you keep up your motivation? Audiobooks! With a fast-paced listen, youâ€™ll forget all about the heat, and the miles will fly by. Here are five thrillers that will get your mind racing so fast, your feet will struggle to keep up!
Summer for me means road trips and long lazy weekends outside or at my pottery studio, so itâ€™s prime listening time. As my fellow producers are quick to point out, Iâ€™m not really the typical â€śbeach readâ€ť type, even though Iâ€™m spending as much of July reading at the beach as I possibly can. Read more
When Edan Lepucki hit the literary scene with her debut novel, California, in summer 2014, she was fortunate enough to be featured on Stephen Colbertâ€™s show. The feature catapulted her novel to the third slot on the New York Times bestseller list on the week it went on sale. Her interview happened to fall in the middle of a feud between Amazon and her then-publisher, Hachette. In the conversation, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy California from Powellâ€™s Books, in an effort to prove that a smaller retailer could compete against Amazon and help an author debut as a bestseller. In doing so, Colbert turned a literary debut into a unicorn.
If the old adage â€śApril showers bring May flowersâ€ť is true, then I anticipate spending more time indoors than out this month. To keep me company (and from going stir crazy), Iâ€™ll listen to a bunch of different programs, music, and books. Hereâ€™s a peek: Read more
Ugh, cleaning. Who likes to do that? But with an audiobook, it can be fun! If you have to do it anyway (and at some point, everyone does, like it or not), you might as well embrace it and listen to an inspirational audio that helps you master the art of cleaning. Read more
Two months into the new year, and Iâ€™m happy to report that I am succeeding at one of my resolutions: to listen to a variety of podcasts more frequently. (As someone who works in audiobooks, I recognize the irony of having to resolve to do that.) Here are my picks if youâ€™re in the market for a new podcast. Read more
The winter is always a tough time to run. With the short days and the cold weather, itâ€™s hard to convince yourself to put on those layers and head out the door. Once you do, though, itâ€™s well worth it. I find winter runs to be some of my best: thereâ€™s no humidity so itâ€™s much easier to breathe, the streets are less crowded, and once you warm up you can go as long as you want without getting all sticky and sweaty.