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Screen-Free Time for Summer Smarties

Even for information hounds and media geeks, the “endless scroll” of unrelenting screen time can become…not great. Yes screens can be lifesavers—but sometimes we all need to do actual LIFE. If you’re looking for smart audiobook recommendations to feed your brain while you cook, clean, craft, or paint a room, here are some top choices that will occupy your mind while leaving your eyes and hands free to get those IRL tasks done.

Author: Bruce Feiler
Read By: Bruce Feiler

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of Happy Families, comes a powerful new tool kit for navigating tough times. Drawing on his extraordinary trove of insights, Bruce Feiler lays out specific strategies each of us can use to reimagine and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before. Life Is in the Transitions can move listeners of any age to think deeply about times of change and how to transform them into periods of creativity and growth.

Now a New York Times bestseller. James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In our own moment, when that confrontation feels more urgently needed than ever, what can we learn from his struggle?

“Eddie Glaude has plunged to the profound depths and sublime heights of Baldwin’s prophetic challenge to our present-day crisis.”—Cornel West

Author: James Nestor
Read By: James Nestor

Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

Author: Trixie Mattel and Katya
Read By: Trixie Mattel and Katya

Drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. In Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood, the pair channel that energy into an old-school etiquette guide for ladies. Informative, humorous, and heartwarming, this is the audiobook fans have been waiting for.

Author: Ron Chernow
Read By: Scott Brick

The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard. In The Undocumented Americans she reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.

“Powerful, eye-opening, and important, this audiobook, narrated by the author, is a must-listen.”—AudioFile

Looking for screen-free entertainment for kids and audiobooks you can listen to as a family? Explore our Audiobooks for Family Listening.