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As a former librarian I clearly LOVE books. Now that I am a mom to 3 kids I find I have very little time to actually read books for myself. What I do have time for is someone else to read books to me and that can be done with Audiobooks.com. In the car, at the gym, or relaxing before bed “reading” a book has never been easier and more enjoyable than having someone else read it to you. Audiobooks.com has over 100,000 titles to chose from that will take your mind anywhere you want to go! Give mom the gift of someone else doing the work with a subscription to Audiobooks.com.
Audiobooks.com Top Titles for Mother’s Day
- That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam, narrated by Vanessa Johansson *LIVE ON MAY 8, 2018
Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help-Priscilla Johnson-and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny.
- Hey Mom by Louie Anderson, narrated by Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson has channeled his beloved mom in his stand-up routine for decades, but she died before seeing him reach his greatest heights. This audiobook is Louie’s way of catching her up on his triumphs, disappointments, and continuing challenges. There is heartache, great hope, laugh-out-loud stories, and observations on life’s absurdity.
- Coming Home by Fern Britton, narrated by Helen Lloyd
Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. Twenty years ago, Ella’s mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left their children with her mother Adela… and a part of her with them. Now it’s time to come back to Cornwall, with a new hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son.
- The Seasons Of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers by Marcia Gay Harden, narrated by Marcia Gay Harden *LIVE ON MAY 8, 2018
Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden poetically weaves together stories of her life and relationship with her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Through the philosophy of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, Marcia captures the seasons of her mother’s life with her own and beautifully does what her mother no longer can: she remembers.
- After by Nikki Gemmell, narrated by Nikki Gemmell and Jennifer Vuletic
Nikki Gemmell’s world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. After is the story of Elayn Gemmell and the often difficult, prickly relationship between mothers and daughters, and how that changes over time.
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Julia Whelan
Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. In their small Alaskan cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.
- The Cactus by Sarah Haywood, narrated by Katherine Manners * LIVE ON MAY 1, 2018
For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. As Susan’s due date draws near and her family problems become increasingly difficult to ignore, Susan finds help and self-discovery in the most unlikely of places.
- Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table by Jenny Rosenstrach, narrated by Dara Rosenberg
Jenny Rosenstrach, and her husband, Andy, regularly, some might say pathologically, cook dinner for their family every night. Even when they work long days. Even when their kids’ schedules pull them in eighteen different directions. With simple strategies and common sense, Jenny figured out how to break down dinner-the food, the timing, the anxiety, from prep to cleanup-so that her family could enjoy good food, time to unwind, and simply be together.
Giving an Audiobooks.com subscription to a Mom in your life is a great way to show her you are thinking about her. She can relax in the tub, be running at the gym or waiting in the car-pick up line at school and still be able to enjoy a book being read to her. Years ago I become an audiobook fan because it fits my busy lifestyle and I highly encourage giving it a try! With Audiobooks.com you can get your first book free! The only hard part is trying to decide which book to pick! Check out the Audiobooks.com Top Titles for Mother’s Day list above and I want to wish all our mom readers a Happy Mother’s Day!