Beach Listens
6 Buoyant Listens for Max Beach Bliss

Beach babes know that having a great story to bliss out to while slowly roasting oneself in the open air is as essential as sunshine, water, and SPF 50(000). So lean back, close your eyes, and listen to one of these fabulous summer audiobooks that are perfect for the beach and beyond.

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Narrated by none other than Scott Brick, who The Wall Street Journal recently dubbed “the man with the golden voice.”

Join FBI agent Kate O’Hare and her unlikely partner, con man Nicholas Fox, as they attempt to solve their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this New York Times bestseller by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich.

Pour yourself another and put City of Girls on your summer to-listen-list now. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, City of Girls is a sparkling story of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person. Narrated by Tony Award-winner Blair Brown, this is poised to be one of the hottest audiobooks of the summer, and you will love every hot minute.

A second chance doesn’t guarantee a touchdown in this fabulous contemporary romance from the author of Intercepted. Poppy Patterson has built a life she loves, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for maybe one person. When Poppy and her old flame T.K. Moore cross paths in the most unlikely of places, emotions they’ve suppressed for years come rushing back. But with all the secrets they never told each other lying between them, they’ll need more than a dating playbook to help them navigate their relationship.

There’s something Hollywood-esque about being at the beach—maybe it’s all the sunglasses? It’s certainly the perfect time to listen to the definitive history of Hollywood’s most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotel: the Chateau Marmont. An apartment house-turned-hotel, the Chateau has been the backdrop for generations of star-studded gossip and folklore, and much of what’s happened inside the Chateau’s walls has eluded the public eye—until now. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, this audiobook is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.

The beach can be an introvert’s paradise (cue wave sounds), and such avid listeners will immediately connect with May Attaway, who is more at home with plants than people. When May is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, she is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own? Listen to the audiobook that NPR calls, “Fun, hilarious, and extremely touching.”

Coming in July! The new exhilarating romance from The New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal (a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick)!

Maddie and Theo have two things in common: Alexa is their best friend, and they hate each other. After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they’re comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade. Can two people this different possibly have a connection other than the purely physical?

Got a car ride ahead of you to your beach-of-choice? Check out these on-the-road suggestions!