About Erin O'Neill

Erin loves to try new things and read books from all different genres. When she's not reading, she enjoys cooking and playing board games, sometimes a little too competitively.

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Looking for Book Recommendations?

• Here are the audiobooks our members have been loving, along with our staff picks that we’ve been championing.

• Looking to share your love of books? Our handy Book Clubbin’ questions make it super easy to start a book club. Or, Netflix n’ buddy-read with this year’s book-to-screen adaptations (just be prepared for the perennial debate: is the book better than the movie/show?).

• If you’re looking for something extra, we’ve got author and narrator interviews to give you a gleam inside their worlds.

• For the curious-minded, audiobooks can teach you a thing or two, from nature therapy to personal finance. It can even keep the little ones busy so you can steal some time back for yourself.


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Top Free Audiobooks from June’s VIP Rewards

Audiobooks.com members (including free trial members) enjoy the benefits of our VIP Rewards program, which allows you to make a selection from a specially curated list of free audiobooks every month.

To browse the current month’s selection and choose your free audiobook, simply tap into the VIP Rewards section in the Audiobooks.com app or after logging into the Audiobooks.com website.

All new VIP Rewards will become available on the first day of each month. But don’t feel rushed to listen to your free audiobook every month—you can download today and listen whenever, for as long as you’re a member.

If you’re an Audiobooks.com member and are looking to make your free selection for June, we’ve got you covered! Check out this month’s top three VIP downloads below or click here to see the full list.

The House in the Woods by Mark Dawson, narrated by Simon Vance

The top free audiobooks in June includes The House in the Woods

Publisher Summary:

Four murders. Two detectives. One mystifying crime.

On Christmas Eve, DCI Mackenzie Jones is called to a shooting at a remote farmhouse. Ralph Mallender believes his father lies dead inside. When three more bodies are discovered, it’s clear a festive family gathering has turned into a gruesome tragedy.

At first it seems like an open and shut case: a murder suicide committed by Ralph’s volatile brother Cameron. Then new evidence makes Mack suspect the man who reported the crime is in fact the perpetrator.

But Mack isn’t the only one with a stake in the case. Private investigator Atticus Priest has been hired to get Ralph acquitted. That means unearthing any weaknesses in Mack’s evidence.

Irascible, impatient, and unpredictable, Atticus has weaknesses of his own. Mack knows all about them because they share a past-both professionally and personally. This time around, however, they aren’t on the same side. And as Atticus picks at the loose ends of the case, everything starts to unravel in a way neither of them could ever have predicted…

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This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, narrated by Scott Brick

Vip Rewards audiobook: This Tender Land. Always redeem your VIP Rewards for free audiobooks!

Publisher Summary:

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.

1932, Minnesota-the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

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50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon, narrated by Sean Pratt

Publisher Summary:

From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years. The list also includes 20th-century greats including de Beauvoir, Foucault, Kuhn, and Sartre, along with contemporary philosophy including the writings and ideas of Peter Singer, Noam Chomsky, Harry Frankfurt, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and impacted the real world. From Aristotle, Plato, and Epicurus in ancient times, to John Stuart Mill’s manifesto for individual freedom and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s struggle to understand fate as a person versus the universe. Most notably, Butler-Bowdon takes readers beyond the twentieth century to introduce contemporary thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, who suggests that the fight for food and water, a biogenetic revolution, and social indicate the apocalyptic end of global liberal capitalism.

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Looking for Book Recommendations?

• Here are the audiobooks our members have been loving, along with our staff picks that we’ve been championing.

• Looking to share your love of books? Our handy Book Clubbin’ questions make it super easy to start a book club. Or, Netflix n’ buddy-read with this year’s book-to-screen adaptations (just be prepared for the perennial debate: is the book better than the movie/show?).

• If you’re looking for something extra, we’ve got author and narrator interviews to give you a gleam inside their worlds.

• For the curious-minded, audiobooks can teach you a thing or two, from nature therapy to personal finance. It can even keep the little ones busy so you can steal some time back for yourself.


New to Audiobooks.com? Get your first book free, PLUS a bonus book from our VIP selection when you sign up for our one-month free trial. Digital audiobooks make audible stories come to life when you’re commuting, working out, cleaning, cooking, and more! Listening is easy with our top-rated free audiobook apps for iOS and Android, which let you download & listen to bestselling audiobooks on the go, wherever you are. Click here to get your free audiobooks!

Nature Therapy and Audiobooks

After over a year in a pandemic, the focus on protecting our mental and physical health is at an all-time high. As we look for inventive ways to keep happy and healthy, healthcare practitioners all over the world are starting to recognize the holistic benefits of a new style of treatment: Nature therapy. 

Also called ecotherapy, nature therapy is simply the practice of spending time in nature to enrich health and wellness. Today, doctors in countries around the world are prescribing nature therapy to their patients, including doctors in 34 U.S. states. According to the British Columbia nature therapy program Park Prescriptions (PaRx), this new type of therapy boasts a long list of health benefits for both children and adults, including:  

• Reduced stress and anxiety

• Reduced risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes

• Increased memory, creativity, and work satisfaction, and more!

Luckily, a prescription isn’t actually necessary to start reaping the rewards of nature therapy. All you need is to find some green space near you and make a daily commitment to get yourself outside.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of spending time in nature, or if you’re just looking for an audiobook to accompany you on your adventure, we’ve collected some titles for you below. Or, click here to check out the full nature therapy booklist.

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv, narrated by Barry Abrams

Nature Therapy Audiobook: Vitamin N

Publisher Summary:

Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.

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Nature Is Nurture: Counseling and the Natural World by Megan E. Delaney, narrated by Wendy Tremont King

Publisher Summary:

Nature Is Nurture provides an overview of the theoretical concepts and empirical bases of ecotherapy via historical considerations and recent research within the discipline. Chapters share practical ways to incorporate ecotherapy with children, adults, and veteran populations; within schools; and in group work. Descriptions of modalities such as animal-assisted, equine-assisted, horticultural, forest-bathing, green-exercise, and adventure-based therapy are also included alongside case examples, techniques, and practical and ethical considerations.

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Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You by Sarah Ivens, narrated by Moira Quirk

Publisher Summary:

Forest Therapy offers practical steps and inspiration to tap into nature’s restorative power, no matter the season or the weather. Chapters address ideas for all four seasons, as well as ways to use experiences in nature as ways to deepen your relationships with your children, partner, and friends. Ivens‘s creative ideas and strategies range from a simple walk in the woods and countryside couples’ therapy to DIY natural beauty products and simple ways to bring the great outdoors into your home.

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv, narrated by Jonathan Hogan

Publisher Summary:

New York Times and Washington Post contributor Richard Louv is the widely respected author of seven previous books. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv illustrates how the alienation of today’s children from nature can lead to a host of childhood disorders-and he offers effective methods for healing this rift.

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The Secret Therapy of Trees: Harness the Healing Energy of Forest Bathing and Natural Landscapes by Marco NieriMarco Mencagli, narrated by Robert Fass

Publisher Summary:

In The Secret Therapy of Trees, Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri explore the relationship between plants and organisms, and illustrate how to benefit from nature’s positive impact on our psychological and physical well-being.

Our connection to nature is deeply rooted in the history of our evolution. And yet, we have less contact with green space now than ever, and our stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high. The Secret Therapy of Trees helps us rediscover the restorative value of our natural environment and presents the science behind green therapies like forest bathing and bioenergetic landscapes, explaining which are the most effective and how to put them into practice to achieve the best possible results.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with These Listens

This International Women’s Day, we’ve put together a list of audiobooks that celebrate the achievements of incredible women throughout history. From taking charge of women’s healthcare systems to becoming a spy in World War II, these women have reshaped history in their fight for equality.

Read on for a few of the top titles or click here to see the full list.

Vanguard by Martha S. Jones, narrated by Mela Lee

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women’s political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons.

From the earliest days of the republic to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and beyond, Jones excavates the lives and work of black women — Maria Stewart, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more — who were the vanguard of women’s rights, calling on America to realize its best ideals.

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Women in White Coats by Olivia Campbell, narrated by Jean Ann Douglass

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

For fans of Hidden Figures and Radium Girls comes the remarkable story of three Victorian women who broke down barriers in the medical field to become the first women doctors, revolutionizing the way women receive health care.

Motivated by personal loss and frustration over inadequate medical care, Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Sophia Jex-Blake fought for a woman’s place in the male-dominated medical field. For the first time ever, Women in White Coats tells the complete history of these three pioneering women who, despite countless obstacles, earned medical degrees and paved the way for other women to do the same.

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The Princess Spy by Larry Loftis, narrated by Kate Reading

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

As the US enters the Second World War, a young college graduate by the name of Aline Griffith is desperate to aid in the war effort, but no one is interested in a bright-eyed young woman whose only career experience is modeling clothes.

With a code name and expert training under her belt, Aline is sent to Spain to be a coder but is soon given the additional assignment of infiltrating the upper echelons of society, mingling with high-ranking officials, diplomats, and titled Europeans, any of whom could be an enemy agent. Against this glamorous backdrop of galas and dinner parties, she recruits sub-agents and engages in deep-cover espionage to counter Nazi tactics in Madrid.

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With Her Fist Raised by Laura L. Lovett, narrated by Sandra Sims

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

Dorothy Pitman Hughes was a transformative community organizer in New York City in the 1970s who shared the stage with Gloria Steinem for 5 years, captivating audiences around the country. After leaving rural Georgia in the 1950s, she moved to New York, determined to fight for civil rights and equality.

Historian Laura L. Lovett traces Hughes’s journey as she became a powerhouse activist, responding to the needs of her community and building a platform for its empowerment.

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The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara, narrated by Mallory O’Meara

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick—one of Disney’s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters.

A true-life detective story and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer, Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady from the Black Lagoon establishes Patrick in her rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.

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A Black Women’s History of the United States by Kali Nicole Gross and Daina Ramey Berry, narrated by Janina Edwards

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

A Black Women’s History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law.

The result is a starting point for exploring Black women’s history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.

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The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates, narrated by Melinda Gates

Women's Day

Publisher Summary:

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, Melinda introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

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Audiobooks on the Future of Work

As technology advances and a new generation moves into leadership positions, work practices and trends inevitably begin to shift. These changes, along with the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, can make thinking about the future of work feel overwhelming and unpredictable.

Luckily, there is no shortage of content to help us prepare for the workplace of tomorrow. We’re here to help by sharing audiobooks from Silicon Valley’s top leadership trainers, the Harvard Business Review, and more.

So whether you’re worried that robots will take your job or you’re simply trying to keep up with the workplace trends of companies like Google, we’ve got you covered.

Read on to learn about the future of work in three important categories: Remote Work, Management and Leadership, and Technology.

Audiobooks on Remote Work

Work Together Anywhere by Kirsten Janene-Nelson and Lisette Sutherland, narrated by Megan Tusing

Book cover for Work Together Anywhere, an audiobook about remote work.

In Work Together Anywhere, Lisette Sutherland, an international champion of virtual-team strategies, offers a complete blueprint for optimizing team success by supporting every member of every team.

Packed with actionable advice for cultivating agility, camaraderie, and collaboration, Work Together Anywhere is a thorough and inspiring must-have guide for getting ahead in today’s remote-working world.

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Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried, narrated by Rebecca Lowman

Book cover for Remote, an audiobook about remote work.

The classic guide to working from home and why we should embrace a virtual office, from the bestselling authors of Rework.

Does working from home—or anywhere else but the office—make sense? In Remote, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of Basecamp, bring new insight to the hotly debated argument. While providing a complete overview of remote work’s challenges, Jason and David persuasively argue that, often, the advantages of working “off-site” far outweigh the drawbacks.

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The Long-Distance Teammate by Wayne Turmel and Kevin Eikenberry, narrated by Tom Dheere

Book cover for The Long Distanced Teammate, an audiobook about remote work.

What does it mean to “go to work” when you don’t actually leave the house? This is the ultimate guide for remote workers who want to stay engaged as team members, maintain robust work relationships, and keep an eye on their long-term career goals.

Even before the coronavirus hit, remote work was growing at nearly 30 percent per year, and now it’s just a fact of life. The Long-Distance Teammate tackles three important issues: navigating the personal and interpersonal, growing the skills to be productive, and communicating effectively—all from a distance.

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Management & Leadership Audiobooks

Work That Counts by Richard Lee, narrated by Jonathan Todd RossKevin R. Free

Book cover for Work That Counts, an audiobook about Leadership.

One of Silicon Valley’s top leadership trainers distills his proven framework that has empowered teams at the world’s most innovative companies—from Google and Facebook to Cisco Systems and biotech giant Genentech/Roche—to do the best work of their lives.

Work That Counts is a groundbreaking guide, filled with assessments and real-world examples that will empower organizations to make the most of their people and become more than the sum of their parts.

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Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan, narrated by Karen Cass

Book cover for Virtual Leadership, an audiobook about management in an era of WFH.

Virtual working is an important and growing trend in the global employment landscape. However, unlocking the benefits of virtual work depends largely on the organizational culture, management, and leadership to support it. Without the knowledge and skills to be effective in leading virtually, many managers are reluctant to embrace it.

Virtual Leadership focuses on tried and tested strategies for being a better leader in a virtual working scenario and directly addresses the common challenges of managing a company of telecommuters using real-life examples from organizations all over the world.

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Leading from Anywhere by David Burkus, narrated by David Burkus

Book cover for Leading from Anywhere, an audiobook about Leadership during WFH.

How can managers ensure that their businesses run as usual when the way that we work looks so… unusual? Top business thought leader David Burkus has mined the very best research on virtual teams and case studies of companies that have not just survived but thrived through remote work.

Structured around the lifecycle of working on a team, Burkus tackles the key inflection points and challenges that managers face in this new landscape. If you want your remote team to have a harmonious work-life balance while increasing productivity, this is your indispensable guide. 

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Audiobooks on Technology & Innovation

The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. DiamandisSteven Kotler, narrated by Peter H. Diamandis

Book cover for The Future is Faster Than You Think, an audiobook about technology and how it will impact the future of a workplace.

What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.

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The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, narrated by George Newbern

Book cover for The Inevitable, an audiobook about technology and how it will impact the future of a workplace.

Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future.

Kelly’s bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges.

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AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee, narrated by Mikael Naramore

Book cover for AI Superpowers an audiobook about technology and how it will impact the future of a workplace.

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.

In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well.

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