Now you’re talking! The best audiobooks, chosen by writers

Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, the two remaining members of the Beastie Boys (Adam “MCA” Yauch died in 2012 of cancer), collected and collated Beastie Boys Book, a memoir that came out in 2018. It features several authors aside from the Beasties themselves, and hops between genres (recipes, cartoons, photos, as well […]

A word in your ear… why the rise of audiobooks is a story worth celebrating

When I think of my favourite audiobooks – Jonathan Myerson and Mike Walker’s dramatisation of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate, Juliette Stevenson’s rendition of Middlemarch, Sara Collins’s magnificent reading of her own The Confessions of Frannie Langton – I recognise that these are all books that I’d loved first in print and then experienced anew […]

The best Android apps (July 2020)

Productivity Recorder It disappeared for a little while, but now Google’s Recorder app has returned and is happily back in its position as our favorite recording app. Recorder is more than just your usual voice recorder — it uses Google’s powerful AI to transcribe conversations as you record them, meaning you can reread conversations and […]

The best iPhone apps (July 2020)

Uber While it may be having some issues in some cities, Uber is still the king of privately booked transport. With drivers available in most cities around the planet, Uber is what you use if you need to get somewhere and don’t have wheels of your own. Uber’s “private taxi” service offers the privacy and […]

Best Android Apps for Your Chromebook 2020

Any video format: VLC Streaming services are great and all, but if you already have a library of content, then you’ll likely be watching it with VLC. This app has support for a slew of video formats, but you can also use it to listen to music or audiobooks. You will no longer need to […]

12 Best Wireless Headphones for Working Out in 2020

Joe Maring Joe is a Senior Editor for Android Central and has had a love for anything with a screen and CPU since he can remember. He’s been talking/writing about Android in one form or another since 2012, and often does so while camping out at the nearest coffee shop. Have a tip? Send an […]

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Members also save an extra 30% on additional audiobook purchases so you never have to pay full price for one again. There are some exclusive sales on audiobooks which only members have access to, and other promotions that make it worth keeping your membership active throughout the year if you’re an avid reader.

Independence Day: The best tools for working safely from anywhere

External keyboard and mouse Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 If you are using a laptop, do yourself a favor and get a keyboard, mouse, and monitor for yourself. The ergonomics work out much better in the long term. I really don’t recommend spending hours a day hunched over a laptop. In […]

Andy Serkis Narrates The Hobbit Audiobook in First Clip from Fall Release

J.R.R Tolkien’s works have gone on to inspire a multi-billion dollar movie franchise. Peter Jackson first directed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which proved to be a massive success. Return of the King went on to earn the Oscar for Best Picture. Years later, Jackson returned to adapt The Hobbit into a trilogy as […]

15 Audiobooks That Are So Sexy They’ll Make You Lose Track Of Time And Reality

This one’s not out until September, but it’s worth the pre-order. Twenty-six-year-old Desta Joy Walker has returned to Addis Ababa on a 12-week work trip, but he’s not happy about it — his former home will always remind him of his father’s death, and he’s avoided it ever since he left years ago. But then […]