The 26th of December is for putting your feet up after the merriment of Christmas. So, what better way to do that than to settle on the sofa and have some of your favourite stories narrated to you from ear to ear?

Kick back with our selection of audiobooks from authors like Steve Coogan, Paula Hawkins, Anne Tyler and more, read by an equally brilliant cast…

The Penguin Lessons hi resThe Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell, read by Bill Nighy

When free-spirited adventurer Tom Michell moves to South America to work at a boarding school and embark on an exciting and exotic lifestyle, the last think he expects to have is a pet penguin… a penguin by the name of Juan Salvador, to be precise, rescued from an oil slick.

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Modern Romance

Modern Romance written and read by Aziz Ansari

‘Asking someone out on a date is a simple task that frequently becomes a terrifying conundrum of fear, self-doubt, and anxiety. It’s full of tough decisions: How do I ask? In person? Phone call? Text? What do I say? Could this person be the person I end up spending the rest of my life with?’

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51zX6QlnOPL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Time Lord Fairy Tales by Justin Richards

A stunning collection of 15 dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who, read aloud and unabridged by 15 stars from the TV series including Paul McGann, Tom Baker, Michelle Gomez, Joanna Page, Anne Reid, Adjoa Andoh, Ingrid Oliver and more.

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Number 11Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, read by Jessica Hynes and Rory Kinnear

This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It’s about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It’s about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It’s about how 140 characters can make fools of us all.

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The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey and India Fisher 

‘…I think about the bundle of clothes on the side of the track and I feel as though my throat is closing up. Life is not a paragraph and death is no parenthesis.’

Listen to the 2015’s bestselling thriller from the comfort of your own home, or perhaps while fittingly in transit?

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Introducing George the Poet, written and read by George the Poet

Rumination, thoughts and spoken poetry on the many faces of the nation’s capital, from George the Poet’s book Search Party.

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Steve Coogan Easily Distracted
Easily Distracted, written and read by Steve Coogan 

‘My parents brought us up to be respectable, to be kind to people, to take personal pride by contributing to society in a traditional way. As it turned out, I’ve made my living from contributing to society in a very untraditional way. I have made a career by goofing around in exactly the way my dad disapproved of.’

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The Amazing Book is Not on Fire

The Amazing Book is not on Fire, written and read by Dan and Phil

In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet! You’ve heard them all over BBC Radio 1, but now you can enter the universe of hosts Dan and Phil in a way more immersive and more bizarre than ever before.

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A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler 
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, read by Kimberly Farr 
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler’s newest novel that tells the tale of three generations of the Whitshanks, spooling back from one family porch. A delicious listen, read aloud by Kimberly Farr.

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