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Short Audio Books to Listen to in Six Hours or Less

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When all you want to do after Spring Break is relax, audiobooks can be a great way to stimulate your brain while still having enough time to get your work done. Here are some short audiobooks that can be listened to in around 6 hours (or less)! 

“Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson 

Spanning three generations in a Black family, we follow the aftermath of teen pregnancy and go back in time to witness major events in each of the character’s lives. With five narrators–one of them Woodson herself–each with a distinct voice, you will quickly transport into this poignant and compelling story about race, class and family. 

“Weather” by Jenny Offill 

When Lizzie Benson accepts a gig to answer mail for a climate change podcast hosted by her former mentor, she muses over her anxieties about climate change, the 2016 election and her family. This is an acclaimed book that speaks very much to the times. 

“Every Heart a Doorway” by Seanan Mcguire 

This unique portal fantasy is perfect for fans of Narnia and is about a boarding school full of children who have memories of another world and have to figure out how to live in the real world. This is the first novella in a series, so there is no guarantee that you will not want to binge through the rest of the fantastic books in the series.  

Ariel Parker

Contributing Writer