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5 Audiobook Recommendations from Christina Lauren

by | September 11
Christina Lauren audiobook recommendations

Many years ago, when everybody was obsessed with Twilight  and chestnut Uggs (ah, a simpler time), two fan fiction writers came together at a Comic Con panel in what was arguably the greatest meet-cute in history. 

There, those writers—Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings—decided to join forces and become “Christina Lauren,” and have spent the last decade cementing their status as reigning queens of the written rom-com, blessing us most recently with Dating You/Hating YouRoomies (soon to be a  movie!), and Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating.   

What you may not know is that Christina and Lauren aren’t just book lovers, they’re also audiobook enthusiasts. They’ve even handpicked some of the narrators for their own audiobooks! 

So, of course, we had to ask:  If they were stranded on a deserted island, which audiobooks would they take with them?  

Find out their answers in the video below.

And check out an excerpt from the audiobook edition of Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, which just released here:

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating (Audio)

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating (Audio)

by Christina Lauren

The New York Times bestselling “romance It Girls” (Kirkus) bring you a hilarious, sexy romance about love perpetually unrequited (and denied), in the vein of their Roomies and Beautiful Bastard.Foul-mouthed, quirky, sharp-as-a-whip Hazel never thought she would win the heart of her gorgeous college TA, Josh. And, in fact, she didn’t. But what a difference ten years can make. Well...ten years, and a lot of legwork.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Audio)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Audio)

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

The Last Black Unicorn (Audio)

The Last Black Unicorn (Audio)

by Tiffany Haddish

From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself. Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set.

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Audio)

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Audio)

by Robert Galbraith

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Audio)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Audio)

by Sarah J. Maas

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin - and his world - forever.

The Great Gatsby (Audio)

The Great Gatsby (Audio)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby's lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

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Ellen is a publishing assistant for Simon & Schuster Audio who once met Liam from One Direction on a traffic-jammed highway. She really cares about the Cleveland Cavaliers and she likes car rides much more than getting to where she’s going. She also loves books, but you already knew that. Follow her on Twitter at @ellengutoskey.