Five of the best audio books out now

Audio books have come into their own during these times and can be rented from libraries, some are available for free or ordered on line.

To help you choose we have picked our top five audio reads right now.

1 The Testaments by Margaret AtwoodNarrator: Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae WhitmandBrought to you by Penguin. Joint winner of the Booker Prize 2019.Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.More than 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within.At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. audiobooksBrowse its top 10 audiobooks, listen to samples and, when you got, you get two free audiobooks

2 The House on the Lake by Nuala EllwoodNarrators: Emily Barber, Georgia May-FooteLisa needs to disappear. And her friend’s rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place.It’s miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy Joe.But when Lisa meets some of the locals, and hears some disturbing rumours about the house, she realises it might not be the sanctuary she thought.What secret has Rowan Isle House - and her friend - kept hidden all these years?And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her own past finally catches up with her? audiobooks

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    3 Letters on Motherhood by Giovanna FletcherNarrator Giovanna Fletcher

    From the bestselling author and podcast host of Happy Mum Happy Baby Letters on Motherhood.The collection of heartfelt and personal letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today. In this beautiful book she shares tales of her own family life while also talking about the deeper universal truths of parenting. audiobooks

    4 Into the Fire by Gregg HurwitzNarrator: Scott BrickEvan Smoak lives by his own code. As a boy he was taken from a foster home to be trained as an off-the-books government assassin codenamed Orphan X. Then he broke free! audiobooks

    5 The Sun Sister by Lucinda RileyNarrator: Sophie Roberts, Weruche OpiaSweeping from Manhattan to the plains of Africa, The Sun Sister is the sixth instalment in Lucinda Riley’s multi-million selling series, The Seven Sisters. audiobooks