Audiobooks for Ultimate Me Time

When stress comes knocking, we all have different ways of answering the door. Whether your response is to look for concrete self-help tips or a warm and fuzzy story (hello, Sherman), there’s an audiobook for you. Get ready to press play to press pause.

Author: Marie Forleo
Read By: Marie Forleo

From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life. Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable, written and read by Marie Forleo, will show you how.

When Sherman the donkey arrived at Chris McDougall’s home in Pennsylvania Amish Country, he was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He’d heard about burro racing and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Settle in for a beautiful story about the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community, read by the author.

Author: Eve Rodsky
Read By: Eve Rodsky

Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family — and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was…underwhelming. Hence, narrator and author Rodsky created Fair Play: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities. Rebalance your home life, reignite your relationship with your significant other, and reclaim your Unicorn Space: the time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting.

Author: Ryan Holiday
Read By: Ryan Holiday

All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. Author and narrator Ryan Holiday calls it stillness–to be steady while the world spins around you. In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history’s greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.

Author: Hoda Kotb
Read By: Hoda Kotb

From New York Times bestselling author and Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes—drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account— that offer wisdom, courage, and hope. And read by the beloved Hoda herself!

Author: David Owen
Read By: Fred Sanders

The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips . And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. In Volume Control, David Owen, with narrator Fred Sanders, argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have.