5 Audiobooks to Keep You Inspired in the Kitchen

It’s a fresh new year and with the Holiday rush behind us we have time for all the things we didn’t get to try in 2017. One of those things for me is upping my food game. From eating healthier to making more elaborate meals, I found a few titles that will keep me inspired. Better yet, I’ll be listening while I cook to make the most of my time in the kitchen. If you’d like to join me on this journey, channel your inner-chef and give these audiobooks a listen!

 

1. Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition by Kate Hudson, narrated by the author

Celebrate all of the special moments in your life, big and small, with this warm and welcoming, lifestyle and entertaining guide, complete with delicious, healthy recipes, from actress, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Happy Kate Hudson.

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2. My Life in France by Alex Prud’homme and Julia Child, narrated by Flo Salant Greenberg

From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn’t speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu.

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3. Cork Dork: A Wine Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker, narrated by the author

Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme, a world of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Where she tasted “wine,” they detected not only complex flavor profiles, but entire histories and geographies. 

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4. What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro, narrated by Kimberly Farr and Laura Shapiro

Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives-social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. 

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5. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, narrated by Scott Brick

We are indeed what we eat, and what we eat remakes the world. A society of voracious and increasingly confused omnivores, we are just beginning to recognize the profound consequences of the simplest everyday food choices, both for ourselves and for the natural world. The Omnivore’s Dilemma (brings) a completely fresh perspective to a question as ordinary and yet momentous as “What shall we have for dinner?”

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Audiobook lovers gift guide

Need a gift suggestion for the audiobook lover in your life? Look no further! We’ve curated the perfect list to help you shop for that special someone in your life. These tech friendly gifts are sure to have him/her listening for hours in the new year.  If you have any other suggestions, feel free to share your ideas below!
Phone case
The most popular method of listening to audiobooks, is on mobile devices such as smart phones. Give your loved one’s smart phone a new look and feel this holiday season by gifting them a vibrant new phone case.
Waterproof speaker
Do you know someone who likes to listen everywhere they go? If you do, a waterproof speaker is the way to go! They can pair their mobile device using a bluetooth connection and make their showers even more productive by listening to an audiobook.
Plush steering wheel cover
Fun Fact: the most common listening activity is driving! Make your loved one’s daily commute that much more enjoyable by gifting them a plush steering wheel cover. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on their face every time they reach for the wheel!
Car phone mount
With hands-free driving laws appearing around the globe, it’s more important than ever to focus on the road. Get your loved one an in-car phone mount so they can call you or listen to an audiobook and navigate all hands-free!
Head wrap with built-in headphones
These head wraps with built-in earphones are the perfect travel accessory for audiobook lovers of any age. Whether you travel by plane, train or car to visit your relatives, sit back, relax and listen with a cozy head wrap.
Bookish clothing & acessories from Out of Print
Do you know their favorite author or book? Check out Out of Print‘s selection of book themed clothing and accessories to find something they would enjoy.
Gift Subscription to Audiobooks.com
Give the gift that will really speak to them; give the gift of an Audiobooks.com subscription! Gift subscriptions are available in 1, 3, 6 or 12 month packages. The bigger the gift, the bigger the savings.
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Holiday Romances

The holidays are a romantic time of the year. From ice skating to sipping hot cocoa by the fire, there’s lots to do with your significant other. Whether your a hopeless romantic or you have a special someone in mind this holiday season, we’ve got an audiobook suggestion for you!

Merry and Bright, by Debbie Macomber

Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. She’s taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her-minus her photo-and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

 

Miracle on 5th Avenue, by Sarah Morgan

It will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York! Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas…Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas… He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?

 

Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans

New York writer Tyler Richards is reading her posts. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this anonymous blogger. Following a trail of clues LBH has inadvertently revealed, he tracks her down to the small town of Tribe, Alabama. He makes his way there, and begins the search for a Lisa, Lori, maybe a Luanne. Instead, he finds a woman named Kelly to help him track down the mysterious LBH.

 

Hold Me, Cowboy, by Maisey Yates

Stranded with a cowboy for Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates! Oil and water have nothing on Sam McCormack and Madison West. The wealthy rancher has never met a haughtier or more appealing woman in his life. And when they’re snowed in, he’s forced to admit this ice queen can scorch him with one touch Madison had plans for the weekend! Instead she’s stranded with a man who drives her wild. A night of no-strings fun leaves both of them wanting more when they return to Copper Ridge. His proposal: twelve days of hot sex before Christmas! But will it ever be enough?

 

Making Spirits Bright, by Elizabeth Bass, Nan Rossiter, Rosalind Noonan and Fern Michaels

A combination of four short stories. Making Spirits Bright, by Fern Michaels. Runaway Christmas, by Elizabeth Bass. Home for Christmas, by Rosalind Noonan. Christmas on Cape Cod, by Nan Rossiter.

 

Let us know what you think and share your favorite holiday romance below!

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Win BIG this holiday season

Audiobook lovers know the joy of having their books connected to as many devices as they can get their hands on. This Christmas we’re stepping that joy up a notch with three awesome prizes! Win an iPad Pro, SONOS speakers or Beats headphones for a friend, and you’ll get a 12-month Audiobooks.com gift subscription too!

Enter the contest on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a FREE 12-month gift subscription for yourself and one of these great prizes for a friend (valued at up to $650)!

How to Enter:

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Don’t miss out on your chance to win. Contest ends December 8th, so get tagging! The three lucky winners will be randomly selected after contest closure.
US and Canada only. Read the full contest rules here.

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Why an Audiobook Subscription is a Great Gift!

Gift giving is stressful for even the most organized. Presents are needed for grandparents, parents, in-laws, significant others, friends… the list goes on and on. Consider a solution that’s both budget and time friendly. This holiday season, give a gift that will really speak to them: an audiobook subscription!

Gift subscriptions from Audiobooks.com are flexible. They can last for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months, and the bigger the gift, the bigger the savings!

Do you know the perfect listen for them? Recommend it! Show your loved ones just how well you know them and they’ll appreciate their personalized gift.

They’re especially great for those far from home. Gift subscriptions are easily delivered via email to booklovers worldwide, on your scheduled date.

Make your holidays stress-free. This holiday season, spend less time shopping and more time listening. Give the gift of great listens!

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