The more you learn, the more you earn. Reading books expands your mind and gives you a glimpse to the infinite possibilities that exist in this universe. However, in today’s world reading a book almost seems like a luxury. People simply don’t have the time to get through an entire book.
Additionally, many people don’t enjoy reading words on paper but are still curious about the world around them. Audio books are a great fix in a situation like this.
Audio books have revolutionized the way we engage with thoughtful content by allowing us to tune into the most insightful books wherever we are. Stuck on a busy highway?
No problem, that doesn’t have to stop you from learning. Simply pop in your favorite audio book and be transported into a new world and let knowledge seamlessly seep into your brain.
Below I have compiled the must-have 6 best audio books for men.. They are:
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- Into The Wild
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
- Thinking Fast and Slow
- Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Best Audio Books for Men
There are a ton of audio books for men available online today and it’s kinda hard to choose the right one to hear. Selecting an audio book can be easy, but it depends upon the kind of book you are searching for and the genre that you’re interested in.
While it’s a tad hard to pin-point just one genre that men will like reading, we have managed to put together this list of the best audio books that men would find appealing.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Author: Chris Gardner
Narrator: Andre Blake
I personally got teary eyed when I listened to this book. This book is perfect if you are looking for a jolt of inspiration that will motivate you to overcome the odds in your life. The book revolves around Chris Gardner, a young man who landed up on the streets of San Francisco to pursue a career in medical research.
Much to the surprise of everyone around him, the prodigious Gardner shuns the field of medical research and instead chooses to pursue a career in the competitive field of Finance.
As he lands a job at an entry level position at a prestigious financial firm, Gardner is caught in between a realm of challenging circumstances that pushes him to the brink of poverty. Adding to his woes, he has a toddler son that he has to look after as well. Gardner himself fatherless, made a promise to himself to never abandon his kid in the future.
The book wistfully narrates the tale of how the father-son duo overcome all odds as they move between soup kitchens and homeless shelters just to make ends meet. The low point of Gardner’s life is when he and his son are forced to take shelter in a public restroom for the night.
The ever-tenacious Gardner never let any of his circumstances stop him as he shot through the ranks of the financial world. His story is the epitome of the American dream and a battle against all adversity. This will definitely make you motivated jump out of bed in the morning and pursue your goals.
Into The Wild
Author: John Krakauer
Narrator: Philip Franklin
I want to break free….
Freddie Mercury was right. Real life can be a bore and filled with despair. The monotony claims our life and we end up not knowing where all the time went. If you want to break free from the drudgery of the 9 to 5, I recommend you listen to into the wild.
The book narrates the story of a starry-eyed university graduate, Christopher Johnson McCandless, who aims to live a life that is as raw as can be. To this end, he donates 25,000 dollars to charity, abandons most of his possessions and creates a new life for himself. He even gives himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp.
Traveling across America without any maps, his sole aim in life was to live a life that free of burdens. He leaves home and heads out into the Alaskan wilderness where he tries to lead a simple life and live off the land. Sadly, he never returns.
If you are looking for a book that will help you rejig your life, this is the perfect book for you. Just keep your family and friends posted before you do anything crazy.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Author: Mark Manson
Narrator: Roger Wayne
It seems like that world is filled with people asking you to think positively all the time. Like that’s going to make my student loan go away.
The disturbing trend of excessive positivity deters people from acknowledging how life actually is. And according to Manson, Life is pretty F******.
In this new age self-help book Manson argues that it is better to become stronger and face life’s challenges head on rather than believing that life is going to be good all the time. Life is unfair and everything is distributed unfairly.
That’s just the truth. Instead of running from our fears and insecurities, Manson argues that we have to face them head on. This gives us the strength and resilience to face tougher challenges in life ahead.
He argues that a life filled with meaning is the best life lived. He flips the conventional advice of chasing a bigger balance. Instead find something that makes your life meaningful and give your heart to it.
This book is perfect if you are feeling lost and want to straighten out your life.
Thinking Fast and Slow
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Narrator: Patrick Egan
What if you could make better decisions in life that will lead you to live a happy and fulfilled life? Sounds awesome right. Daniel Kahneman is here to help you demystify thinking and use the power of thought to make smart decisions in life.
Kahneman divides the thinking that our mind does into two systems. The first system is intuitive, emotional and fast. The second system is logical, deliberative and slower.
Kahneman shines light on the hidden fault lines of fast thinking and shows how fast thinking can lead to making bad decisions. By understanding how fast thinking creeps into seemingly slow thinking processes, Kahneman shows us how we are often our own enemy.
Kahneman talks about the benefits of slow thinking and how we can lead a life where our decisions are based on logic that makes sense in the long run.
This audio book is a must listen for anybody who wants to cut the clutter of their mind and make smart and informed decisions in their life.
Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
Author: Jia Jiang
Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Rejection sucks. It can shatter your self-esteem and make you doubt everything you knew about yourself. Don’t worry though. Jia Jiang in his incredibly fun book narrates how rejection made him a tougher and an invincible personality.
With big dreams of becoming the next Bill Gates, Jiang chases corporate success in America and eventually starts his own entrepreneurial venture. However, things take a turn for the worse and his Jiang’s venture fails leaving him with crippling self-doubt.
Not one to shy away from failure, Jiang sets out on a quest to consciously get rejected for 100 days. From the absurd to the fantastical, Jiang approaches various people and poses them with unconventional requests. From asking a car salesman for a lesson in sales to actually getting a Krispy Kreme doughnut in the shape of the Olympic rings, Jiang ask for it all.
At the end of his 100 days, Jiang learns techniques that helps him build confidence and strengthen his rejection muscles.
This book is recommended for anyone who faced a traumatic rejection and strives to build confidence in their lives.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Author: Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
Narrator: Blake Masters
Want to be a part of a select group of innovators in the future? Peter Thiel and Blake Master’s books help you do just that.
The book starts off with a counter intuitive understanding of technology in the present age. Thiel argues that innovation in the recent times has stagnated. Instead of new technological breakthroughs on the market, there is more of the same iteration of products release on the product.
Thiel and Masters argue that in order to create truly valuable companies of the future, people will have to shift their mindset to accommodate a radical innovation mindset. This mindset is essential for companies to go from 0 to 1, i.e creating something extremely new.
The book provides a framework for expanding the boundaries of your thinking and creating business and technologies that push the envelope of innovation.
This book is a must listen for future and current entrepreneurs to make the leap of escaping the competition and creating a novel venture.
Time is money. Audio books are a great investment in your learning journey. They spark your curiosity wherever you are and are great for people who don’t like to read conventional books.
The above list is a lift off point for you to get started on your audio book expedition. Fill your mind with knowledge and never feel guilty again of lazing off on those Sunday afternoons.