What do audiobook listeners love more than a good story? A good story about books. We’ve rounded up seven of the best audiobooks in which books play a central role. Whether it’s in the form of a mysterious manuscript or an unlikely book club, books shape the lives of characters in ways that will be familiar to story-lovers everywhere.
Sophie Collingwood has recently started a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudiceâ€”and ultimately threaten Sophieâ€™s life.FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Just after the war, as Barcelona lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his motherâ€™s face. To console his only child, Danielâ€™s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by the cityâ€™s guild of rare-book dealers.THE SHADOW OF THE WIND
It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: twenty-eight-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and sixty-five-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters, and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, who has never been anywhere in her lifeâ€”living only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last timeâ€”bravely decides to accept her friend’s invitation to visit.THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND
Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and surprising hopes for the futureâ€”and not just within the pages on the shelves. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Societyâ€”born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their islandâ€”boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself.
THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP