With podcasts on the rise and people finding themselves increasingly time-poor, audiobooks are surging in popularity – and have been for some time now. Whether you’re driving to work or along the coast on the weekend, audiobooks are the perfect way to hear your favourite stories no matter what you’re doing.
Here’s a list of some of our favourite books, already out and soon-to-be-released, which are being published by Bolinda Audio.
A compulsive and startling psychological thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.
Perfect Couple. Perfect Lie. Loren Wynne-Estes appears to have it all: she’s the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who’s landed a handsome husband, a stunning home, a fleet of shiny cars and two beautiful daughters … Then one day a fellow parent taps Loren on the shoulder outside the grand school gate, hands her a note … and suddenly everything’s at stake.
An unsettling crime debut that draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t – or won’t.
Is an inheritance a privilege or a right?
Fiona Lowe’s latest novel is a family saga that explores the dark reality of what happens when the family matriarch begins to experience a decline in her health and expresses a reluctance to fairly distribute her inheritance among her children – all of whom have their own families or reasons that desperately need it.
A delightful debut novel of secrets and small town obsessions.
Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It’s a place where it’s impossible to keep a secret. People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don’t just disappear. As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling.
A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection – a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history, Marina Abramovic’s The Artist is Present.
She watched as the final hours of The Artist is Present passed by, sitter after sitter in a gaze with the woman across the table. Jane felt she had witnessed a thing of inexplicable beauty among humans who had been drawn to this art and had found the reflection of a great mystery. What are we? How should we live?
From Australia’s master storyteller comes an uplifting story of new and old friendships, letting go of the past and looking to the future …
Does one simple act of kindness have the power to completely turn someone’s life around?
The most enchanting debut novel of 2018, this is an irresistible, deeply moving and romantic story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength.
A controversial and darkly comic story about the frustrations of being a childless woman in the modern baby-obsessed world …
Different schedules. Different lives. Tensions escalate when an online rivalry between two groups of women – one with children and one without – spills dangerously into the real world in this firecracker of a novel from the bestselling author of The Fifth Letter.
The warm, funny and insightful story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia by the nation’s best-dressed counter-terrorism expert and MP.
In 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counterterrorism expert to be elected to federal parliament. She was also probably the first parliamentarian to have seen Zoolander 23 times.
A mother’s secret, a father’s betrayal, a town on the edge …
A compelling novel of the transcendental love of children and the truth’s unwillingness to stay hidden.
You can never go back – but can you forgive? A gripping story of pain and redemption.
Determined to protect his family, Finn finds himself under the police and media spotlight. Guilty and enraged, Bridget spends nights hunting answers in the last place imaginable. Jarrah – his innocence lost – faces a sudden and frightening adulthood where nothing is certain. Sixty Seconds is a haunting, redemptive story about forgiveness and hope.
‘A beautiful work. One of the most moving and artistically satisfying endings I’ve read in a long while.’
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent.
‘Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder and so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.’ It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.
The gripping new thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Thirst.
He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach. But a man like him won’t get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it.
Australia’s bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother’s decision to end her own life.
Nikki Gemmell’s world changed forever 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 came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn’s euthanasia death raised were endless. Was it an act of independence, or its very opposite? A despairing act driven by a sense of hopelessness – or empowerment?
The dazzling new novel from Michelle de Kretser, author of Questions of Travel, bestseller and winner of the Miles Franklin Award.
Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don’t tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary. Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. Driven by rivet
ing stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people.