June Beach Listens
Your Beach Bod in 3 Steps: Audiobook Edition

The beach: where terry cloth is king and you can kick (almost all) clothes to the curb. Time to get that winter bod ready to trod! You don’t need to do a single crunch to feel strong by the shore when following our June is Audiobook Month 3-step “workout” plan. And you can listen as much as you want with zero guilt. Let’s get started!

~The June is Audiobook Month Beach-Ready Workout~
STEP 1: Secure access to your smart phone. (Already clutching it? You’re almost there!)

STEP 2: Download one of the beachy picks below (Don’t know about our Volumes app? Here it is. Go! Go! You got this!)

STEP 3: Pack headphones in your beach bag, also SPF and snacks. (And…cool down! Breathe. Nice, nice!)

You did it, you beast! That workout was INSANE, and now it’s time to get out there and show off your toned, discerning ears with one of these perfect beach listens.

Written by the host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and read by Audie-award winning narrator Julia Whelan, Evvie Drake Starts Over is a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game. A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, Evvie will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.

A dazzling, multigenerational story in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple—still madly in love after forty years—recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they’ve built.

Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, and their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail. But soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he?

A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends—and the man they both love. But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness.

In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey.

“Elaine gifts us all with a beautifully intimate and powerful retelling of her ever-unfolding journey. In sharing her joys, pitfalls, adventures, self-doubt, and successes, she reminds us that through uncovering and discovering the many facets of ourselves, we are more than enough.”—Yara Shahidi

Author: Jane Green
Read By: Jane Green

The Friends We Keep is the heartwarming and unforgettable new audiobook from Jane Green, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House.

Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness…until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.

The historical adult debut novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, The Orphan’s Song is a sweeping love story about family and music—and the secrets each hold—that follows the intertwined fates of two Venetian orphans.

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son. What if they could have both?

“May we have some more beach recommendations, sir?” Yes, right here.

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