May 3 2011 5:00pm

Audioslice: Audiobooks for Mother’s Day

Back in childhood, your mother probably read to you. Isn’t it time you returned the favor? Maybe sitting beside her with a book isn’t practical, but that’s where audiobooks come in. This Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of a good story in audio. Your mom will get the joy of being read aloud to—most likely by someone with much better narration skills than you could have provided.

We’ve rounded up audiobooks that would make the best presents whether your mom loves a moving family centric novel or true life tales of motherhood:

A Mother’s Gift AudiobookA Mother’s Gift: An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood edited by This I Believe, Inc., narrated by the various essayists, with a forward by Liane Hansen (Macmillan Audio).

An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans with a focus on motherhood.

Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson AudiobookCrunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat (HarperAudio)

Davidson’s delightful series protagonist, caterer and amateur sleuth-extraordinaire Goldy Schulz digs into a deadly smorgasbord that includes a heaping helping of murder, a double dose of arson…and nine adorable beagle puppies!

The Other Life by Ellen Meister AudiobookThe Other Life by Ellen Meister, narrated by Hillary Huber (Tantor Audio)

In Ellen Meister's love letter to family, a woman has to make a heartbreaking decision between the life she's living and an easier alternate reality.

The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer AudiobookThe Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer, narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan (AudioGo)

 Meg Wolitzer delivers a savvy portrait of what life is like for moms who attempt to juggle it all—life, kids, career.

The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs AudiobookThe Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs, narrated by Tanya Eby (Brilliance Audio)

A story written straight from the heart about the bonds between mother and daughter, The Goodbye Quilt is perfect for any woman who's had to let go of someone special. 


She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy AudiobookShe Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy, read by the author and Jane Alexander, John Bedford Lloyd, Hope Davis, and Campbell Scott (Hyperion Audio)

Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood.


Samantha Beerman is spreading the word about audiobooks.

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