Thursday 5th March 2021 marks World Book Day and there’s nothing quite like getting gripped by a story eagerly waiting for what’s coming next. With meals to cook, children to chauffeur, jobs to work and facemasks to clean, its time to embrace the world of audio reading for the hands-free reading experience. Some have a full-blown star-studded cast and others are only the author dictating their own work with maybe a voice actor sharing the work. From literary classics to tearful biographies, audio is the trendiest way to experience literature. This year celebrate World Book Day with a brand new audiobook- take a look at our top picks across sport, fantasy, travel and many more…
Encourage the children in your life to tap into their imagination with some adventure-filled audiobooks.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone- Written by J K Rowling & Narrated by Stephen Fry
Relive Harry Potter and Hogwarts all over again with the book complete book series available to buy on Audible. From
The Midnight Gang- Written by David Walliams. Narrated by David Walliams, Peter Serafinowicz, Morwenna Banks, Nitin Ganatra & Ellen Thomas.
David Walliams narrates his delightful and adventurous children’s story set in a hospital ward after dark.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Audio CD- Written by Eric Carle. Narrated by Roger McGough & Juliet Stevenson
Eric Carle’s timeless favourite with children and adults details the progress of a very caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.
If you’re buzzing for a trip and can’t wait to go on holiday, prepare for your next adventure with the perfect reading material.
Learn French with Paul Noble for Beginners- Written & Narrated by Paul Noble.
With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach you’ll be introduced to the basics of French with over 12 hours of everyday scenarios.
The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures- Written & Narrated by Louis Theroux
from his Las Vegas base, Theroux revisits the assorted dreams and outlaws who have been his TV feeding ground.
Around the World by Bike- Written & Narrated by Alastair Humphreys
From frozen Siberia tundra to the jungles of central Africa, Alastair Humphreys recounts his extraordinary 4-year adventure- cycling around the world on a budget of just £7000.
For Human Interest
Why not get to know someone else’s life story with their biography?
Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day- Written by Captain John Moore, Narrated by Derek Jacobi
From his humble Yorkshire childhood, via the battlefields of Burma and the peaks of the Himalayas, to becoming the NHS#s hero of Lockdown, Captain Tom Moore’s story is a story for all of us.
A Promised Land- Written & Narrated by Barrack Obama
In the highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barrack Obama tells his story of a young man searching for his identity as the leader of the free world.
Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster by David Attenborough
In his first volume of memoirs, David Attenborough tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places he has visited across the almost five-decade career as a naturalist and broadcaster.
For the Period Drama Devotees
Step back in time into an era of courting and corsets…
Bridgerton: The Duke and I: Bridgerton Family, Book 1- Written by Julia Quinn & Narrated Rosalyn Landor.
The first novel in Julia Quinn’s worldwide best-selling Bridgerton novels and Shonda Rhimes new series on Netflix, this is the story of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke…
Ross Poldark: Poldark Book 1- Written by Winston Graham & Narrated by Oliver J. Hembrough
In 1780s Cornwall, powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world and Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family from the war in America.
Atonement- Written by Ian McEwan & Narrated by Carole Boyd
A story about love, war and redemption, Atonement starts with one awful mistake made by a 13-year-old girl that leads to a tragic series of during World War II.
For Fantasy Fanatics
Escape reality to a world of witchcraft, elves and everything in between…
The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings, Book 1- Written by J R R Tolkien & Narrated by Rob Inglis.
Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook.
The Sandman- Written by Neil Gaiman. Narrated by Neil Gaiman, Riz Ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, James McAvoy, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis, Michael Sheen & Dirk Maggs.
Featured a star-studded cast of narrators and cinematic musical score form British Academy Award Winner James Hannigan, The Sandman translates Gaiman’s masterpiece into a world-class audio experience.
Blood of Elves: The Witcher Book 1- Written by Andrzej Sapkowski & Narrated Peter Kenny.
Telling the New York Times best-selling story that inspired the Netflix adaptation and video games, The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, holds the fate of the world in his hands.
The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation- Written & Narrated by Andy Puddicombe
Andy Puddicombe, founder of headspace is on a mission to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is your chance to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast-paced world.
For Sport Lovers
The Greatest: My Own Story- Written by Muhammad Ali & Richard Durham. Narrated by Dion Graham.
In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world chronicles the battle she faced in and out of the ring.
Behind the Mask: My Autobiography- Written by Tyson Fury. Narrated by Tyson Fury & Jake Wood.
The undefeated champion in high own words.
Firestarter: Me, Cricket and the Heat of the Moment- Written by Ben Stokes & Narrated by Bryan Dick
From being forged as a young boy in New Zealand to moving to Cumbria at the age of 11, to playing county cricket for Durham and then onto the England team Ben Stokes first book focuses on the pivotal moments in his life and career so far.
Ready for an audiobook?
No audiobook experience is complete without the perfect equipment.
Majority Atlas Soundbar
Perfect for when you’re on the move around your home or even the back garden, the Majority Atlas comes with a rechargeable battery and USB battery so you can plug and listen to your audiobook via Bluetooth, SD card, USB or AUX port. With up to 8 hours of playback, you can cosy up or spring clean for hours to come.
Majority K2 Soundbar
If you love a thriller, adventure or fantasy storyline, the Majority K2 will reinvent fiction for you with its cinematic surround sound. Complete with a wireless subwoofer, the K2 delivers audio excellence for every heart-thumping moment you could wish for. Ready to fill the room with your favourite audiobook, the K2 connects via Bluetooth, AUX port and USB.
Majority Bowfell Soundbar
If you have smaller space to hold all your home entertainment devices, the Majority Bowfell offers supreme sound in a small but mighty package! With a built-in subwoofer and remote control, the slim soundbar is ideal for the booklover who loves all genres with varying sound settings to cater to the genre. Connecting via Bluetooth, Optical, USB, RCA and AUX port is great for a home office, kitchen reading or even the guest room…
Majority Homerton Music System
While most audiobooks are downloadable, there’s still a great number of audiobooks only available on CD disc. If your audiobook collection is a mix of online playlists and CD’s the Majority Homerton is the perfect addition for your home. With the built-in CD player, you can play your favourite books and connect via Bluetooth, UPUN, AUX-in or USB MP3. With Internet, FM & DAB/DAB+ radio you’ll be able to tune into the rising number of radio plays across the radio waves at the click of a button.
Majority D40 Bookshelf Speakers
With built-in amplifiers, you’ll never go back to print books again! The Majority D40 is the perfect addition to any home theatre set-up offering a range of connectivity options including Bluetooth, USB and Optical so you can easily plug and play your audio from your choice of device.
Which audiobooks are you listening to? We want to hear all about what you’re listening to and how you’re listening to them. Drop us a message or below or chat with us on social media. Don’t forget the hashtag!#majorityaudio #worldbookday2021 #qualitylovesounds #carbonneutralaudio