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Unwind over summer with free audiobooks on ABC listen

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This summer, immerse yourself in the sounds of Australia with the ABC listen app. Sitting alongside the suite of award-winning podcasts and live radio, is the ABC listen app’s collection of home-grown audiobooks.

ABC listen’s collection of audiobooks continues to grow in popularity as more and more Australians embrace the convenience of audiobooks. The impressive catalogue features entertaining, educational and modern classics. All Australian, and all free, and all conveniently available for summertime listening by the beach, at the holiday house, or on the road.

Featuring novels and narration by some of Australia’s favourite writers, rock stars, athletes and personalities, the curated selection has something for everyone.

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Before the world famous movies were the books – listen to Rosalie Ham’s The Dressmaker narrated by Rachel Griffiths, and Saroo Brierley’s sweeping story of survival against incredible odds, Lion: A Long Way Home.

Hard-rocking icon Jimmy Barnes recounts the story of his life in Working Class Boy, while Magda Szubanski shares her own fearless and revelatory memoir: Reckoning.

Sport lovers will enjoy listening to para-Olympian tennis champion Dylan Alcott’s action-packed audiobook Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings, or world title holding boxer, Joe Williams’ powerful autobiography Defying The Enemy Within packs a punch.

For a healthy, insightful giggle, hear Kitty Flanagan deliver her trademark wit with 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct. Boost your mood with Marc Cross’ Anxiety – expert advice from a neurotic shrink who has lived with anxiety all his life, or join ABC’s Heather Ewart as she brings the inspirational rural communities of Australia into splendid, vivid colour in Back Roads: The Scenic Route.

Also included in the collection is Alice Pung’s rich and irreverent modern family portrait, Unpolished Gem, David Malouf’s local Aussie odyssey of friendship, love, and travel – Johnno – plus many more homegrown fiction and non-fiction classics.

ABC listen is the home of Australia’s favourite stories, for all Australians and all for free. Open your ears to a world of new friends, unexpected ideas, and curious places with the ABC listen app.

You can download the ABC listen app for your smartphone or tablet device at the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

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