The funniest audiobooks to listen to on Audible
The dawn of the audiobook is here. What better way to enjoy a book is there than by settling back with one’s headphones and letting someone else do the hard work for you?
We’ve compiled a list of the books that have made a fine transition into audio format and definitely require a listen – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you won’t get eye strain!
1. This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
The much-talked about Sunday Times number one best seller, This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, is wonderfully sharp, funny, and devastating in equal measure. An eye-opening insight into the lives of student doctors, told with witty turn of phrase, means this one will have listeners both laughing and learning.
2. James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes
Famous for his comedy television show appearances and being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times, James Acaster is one of Britain’s brightest young talents. His audiobook follows the same vein as his comedy: James is an odd guy who gets himself into the most unbelievable (and priceless) scrapes. The results, as he tries to dig himself out, are nearly always hilarious.
3. Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse
For fans of the Would I Lie To You comedian, David Mitchell’s Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse is a collection of five years of his witty newspaper columns. The man himself reads on an assortment of subjects, offering his smart and sardonic opinion on the world for our amusement.
4. Alan Partridge: Nomad
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan)
Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge is back with an autobiography about himself, and indeed Britain, all told with the broadcaster’s signature style. Fans of the satirical Partridge will laugh out loud at this continuation of Partridge’s story, especially read by the man himself.
5. Life and Laughing: My Story
Michael McIntyre’s 2010 autobiography is just as funny on a re-read, and more so when read by McIntyre himself. This is the story of the man before the record breaking comedy successes, long before Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. It’s a touching, but most importantly – very very funny – tale.