The Top Student Picks at Audible

Audible has revolutionised how we consume books. Just plug in your earphones, choose a bestseller from the extensive library and sit back on the bus on the way to lectures!

Now a subsidiary of world e-commerce giant Amazon, Audible is the globe’s leading provider of audiobooks and the largest retailer of such in the United Sates. The website also produces and sells digital versions of radio and TV programmes, and audio versions of newspapers and magazines.

It may not sound like the first place you’d think of when it comes to procuring textbooks or publications, but in an age of always being ‘on-the-go’, its products actually can really come in handy when you’ve got subjects to learn and no spare time to do it in!

It can be tricky to choose what next to listen too so we’ve helped by choosing some of our favourite picks. And remember, check out our student discount page for the latest offers, deals and discounts and see how much you could save on your subscription.

Top Student Buy: Becoming – Michelle Obama – £24.99

A great listen for anyone interested in current affairs, Michelle Obama’s memoir is particularly poignant for anyone studying politics, gender, race relations, history or international affairs. Michelle voices this herself and it lasts over 19-hours, so you’re in for the long haul! An intimate and powerful autobiography, you may find yourself laughing out loud and wiping away the tears as Michelle describes her and her family’s ups and downs before, throughout, and after her husband’s period of office. It is widely reviewed as a 5-star read or listen, and we happen to agree.

Top Student Buy: This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – Adam Kay – £16.99

The winner of three national book awards, this is a must-listen for anyone entering the world of medicine or science in any form – but be warned, it’s not an easy ride. Narrated by the author himself, you’ll find yourself swept up with him in his journey of qualifying as a Junior Doctor in the NHS through life, death, bodily fluids and extremely long working hours. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but it will give you a new appreciation of the NHS, even if you’re already a fan. If you have a housemate, pal, sibling or boyfriend/girlfriend qualifying in medicine, give this a listen and show them you really understand just how difficult it can be.

Top Student Buy: In The Habit: An Introduction to Changing Our Behaviour – Ash Ranpura and Alice Fraser – £12.99

A quirky series presented by a comedian and a neuroscientist, In The Habit examines how we can change our conscious and unconscious behaviours by first identifying and amending our deep-rooted habits. Currently there are 6 episodes, each about 20-minutes long, and these make for a great quick and easy listen for anyone looking to instil positive change into their life – however big or small.