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Twelve audiobooks for new mums to listen to during the nightfeed

Make those night-time feeds a tiny bit easier by listening to an audiobook.

That 3am wake-up call won’t seem quite so hard when you’ve got a great story to get stuck into. Here’s our pick of the summer’s best: they’re all available to download from Audible on Amazon.

Spectacles by Sue Perkins

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Spectacles by Sue PerkinsLovely Sue Perkins takes a break from poking fun at Paul Hollywood on Bake-Off to write – and narrate - her memoirs… and they’re predictably hilarious.

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

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Wildflower by Drew BarrymoreShe’s been an actress since she was five years old, so Drew has plenty of colourful stories and wisdom to share in this autobiography. It’s a charming book, narrated by Drew, who’s now mum to two small daughters.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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Me Before You by JoJo MoyesThe film version’s in cinemas, starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, but here’s your chance to hear the original. Beautiful, sensitive and unusual, this story will stay with you long after baby’s started sleeping through the night.

The Secrets of Happiness by Lucy Diamond

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The Secrets of Happiness by Lucy DiamondRachel and Becca are stepsisters living far apart, with little in common: one married with three kids, the other single and unhappy. Then one disappears and the other is called in to help. This tale turns chick-lit on its head and offers so much more.  

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Go Set a Watchman by Harper LeeFans of the iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird will be delighted to see the return of Scout and Atticus. Rich and thoughtful, this is an instant classic, and one to save for the kids to enjoy in future years.

The Muse by Jessie Burton

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The Muse by Jessie BurtonMystery, romance, intrigue, gorgeous locations and characters you’ll care about. Set in the glamorous art world and dipping back and forth in time, this is a novel you can really lose yourself in. You may even forget how tired you are…

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

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How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

Marian Keyes meets Maeve Binchy with a pinch of Jilly Cooper. This gentle and heartwarming story, set around a Cotswolds bookshop, has plenty to cheer you up in the wee small hours.

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe enchanting story of married couple Clare and Henry is told from both points of view. Henry can time-travel (just go with it) and the book overflows with vibrant adventures, funny coincidences and enduring love.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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Yes Please by Amy PoehlerAmy, the brilliant star of Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Sisters and Baby Mama voices her own memoirs and ropes in some famous names for cameos, including Patrick Stewart and Kathleen Turner. She even shares her thoughts on life as mum to two small boys, which is both emotional and hysterically funny (sound familiar?)

According to Yes by Dawn French

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According to Yes by Dawn FrenchWhat happens when an eccentric British teacher is dropped into the world of the super-wealthy families who live on Manhattan's Upper East Side? That’s where gorgeous Dawn French starts her latest novel… and you’ll be hooked in seconds.

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

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The Danish Girl by David EbershoffIf you haven’t seen the award-winning film yet, catch up on this beguiling story of love, passion and loss. Based on a true story, this portrait of a marriage in flux asks: what do you do when the person you love has to change?

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

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Belgravia by Julian FellowesStill got Downton Abbey withdrawal? This’ll help. Belgravia is the latest historical romp by Julian Fellowes. This time it’s set in London’s poshest postcode in the 1840s, and voiced by Juliet Stevenson. Perfect for midnight daydreaming while baby feeds.

The greatest stories, told by the greatest voices – yours to download and enjoy whenever and wherever you want. Pick from 200,000 pulse-racing thrillers, blood-curdling chillers, bestsellers and new sensations hot off the press. Enjoy the very best in fiction and non-fiction, brought to life by the best voices.

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