5 feel-good festive stories to listen to on Audible

Photo of charming beautiful wavy curly haired girl listening to music, wearing yellow pullover staring at telephone screen

Photo of charming beautiful wavy curly haired girl listening to music, wearing yellow pullover staring at telephone screen

Life tends to get busier in the cold months of winter. Leading up to Christmas day can feel like you don’t have 2 minutes spare to get engrossed in a good story. Whilst your time to sit and read may be diminishing, Audible is here to help you escape with a huge range of audiobooks. These are all available to listen to online or download the app and listen on the go.

These 5 books are perfect for making the food shopping, commute home, or even cleaning just that little bit easier.

Jenny Colgan The Christmas Book Shop

1.       The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

At 11 hours and 24 minutes long, this book is one to get your teeth into. Carmen needs a fresh start after her beloved department store closes. Not one to take help, but someone completely out of options, Carmen heads to the stunning snowy scenery of Edinburgh, where she starts work in a shop. Little does she know it is failing on its feet and this is the one last push to keep it alive. Has Carman got what it takes to turn this store around?

Narrated by Eilidh Beaton, you will find yourself sucked into the drama of shop work and itching to listen on.

Beth Morgan, Christmas Every Day

2.       Christmas Everyday by Beth Moran

When Jenny inherits a cottage in the Sherwood Forest from her estranged Grandmother, she has nothing to her name. No friends, no family, no money, no job, and no self-respect. Things can only go up for here, right? Combine an unusual book club with a grumpy but well-meaning neighbour, this can only lead to a year to remember. This is 10 hours and 27 minutes of pure escapism.

Narrated by Helen Keeley, this book is based over a year, so is not jam-packed with Christmas traditions, but has just the right amount of sprinkle of Christmas magic to make it perfect for the run-up to the big day.

3.       I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Milly Johnson

Figgy Hollow is home to 6 unexpected people and the snow comes down hard and fast. Can this beautiful old inn help the people inside? Will they finally accept the Christmas spirit? At 10 hours and 22 minutes, this book is perfect to listen to whilst you do your Christmas shopping.

Narrated by Colleen Prendergast. You almost forget you are listening to an audiobook with the detail in this book.

4.       The Best Worst Christmas by Kate Forster

Imagine coming home for Christmas for the first time in 7 years, only to find out your mum is dating the father of your ex-boyfriend! Well, that is the exact situation Lily finds herself in. Now imagine that your said ex-boyfriend is also home for Christmas. Que an awkward game of happy families, and some strange festive antics.

At 4 hours and 29 minutes, this one is going to be your commute go-to! Narrated by Rachael Tidd.

5.       Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

For Christmas lovers everywhere, the thought of skipping Christmas is unimaginable. But then, think about all the running around, the cooking, the planning, hosting, and the stress that comes with pleasing everyone, a Caribbean Cruise leaving on December 25th does sound nice. That is exactly what Luther and Nora Krank have planned to do. Will it go as smoothly as they had hoped? If you think the names sound familiar, that is because this is the book that inspired the film Christmas with the Kranks!

At 3 hours and 37 minutes, this is a self-care afternoon waiting to happen. Or crack out the wrapping paper and get that big Christmas core done!

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris.

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