India has always been accustomed to oral stories rather than reading. We love listening to stories from the parents and grandparents since childhood. This habit develops over time and we never lose the love of listening to stories. This is where audio books play an important part in our lives. It brings us a sense of nostalgia and takes away the stress of reading while travelling or in low light at our study desk. Audio books are available in various languages and feature many stories. Some of these stories include management lessons, mythological stories and many fictional and non fictional stories. Many celebs like Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Rahul Dravid, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Jaaved Jaaferi, Boman Irani, and Soha Ali Khan lend their voices to the audio book of Karadi Tales. An audio book is an extremely powerful tool and gaining popularity in the Indian market. Authors like Rujuta Diwekar even got Kareen Kapoor Khan to read out the introduction to her book. Here are the best six audio books available in India that has caught the imagination of Indian listeners.
6. Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar
Price: Rs. 120
This audio book by Rujuta Diwekar takes on the interesting topic of food, women, and everything in between. It speaks on varied topics from puberty to marriage and pregnancy to menopause. Rujuta explains all the changes that women go through in their life which include hormonal changes along with hormonal husbands, children, in-laws, maids, career, and a whole lot more. Rujuta has also explained various phenomenons related to food and nutrition. This book debunks various myths related to hormones, food, workouts, pregnancy, hypothyroid, and hormones.
5. The Secret Of The Nagas by Amish Tripathi
Price: Rs. 195
The Secret of the Nagas is the second amazing book in the popular Shiva trilogy. This audio book is a sequel to the previous bestseller The Immortals of Meluha. The Secret of the Nagas continues from where the previous book ended with Shiva trying his best to rescue Sati from a vicious Naga attach. In this book, Shiva is on the lookout for Naga warrior who killed Brahaspati and assaulted Sati. His quest then takes him to the land of the Brangas. This is a gripping audio book that will keep you on the edge of your seats.
4. I Too Had A Love Story by Ravinder Singh
Price: Rs. 215
This audio book describes how modernization can bring you closer to the love of your life. The story is all about a group of college friends who meet after long and since none of them are married, they decide to sign up on a matrimonial site. This book captures the story of the author and a girl he met on the site. The story captures the growth of their relationship and how an unforeseen mishap turns everyone’s life upside down.
3. Corporate Chanakya by Radhakrishnan Pillai
Price: Rs. 450
This audio book has ideas on indentifying leaders and grooming them brought to you in the distinct voice of renowned actor Tom Alter. The author simplifies the formula of Chanakya for leaders in the corporate world. It comprises of 70 leadership lessons that speak of power, leadership qualities, people management, competition, and leadership skills. It also features 70 management lessons on employee management, team work, finance, and strategy. It concludes with 35 training lessons that capture training techniques, employee training, advice and organization.
2. The Immortals Of Melhua by Amish Tripathi
Price: Rs. 499
This is the first book the trilogy of Shiva. The book follows the life of Shiva who was considered to be a God. The story of Shiva is told from a different perspective in this book. Amish Tripathi gave up an established career to become a writer. This book earned him critical appreciation and his writing style can be described as a blend of mythology, philosophy, myth and karma.
1. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective by Stephen R. Covey
Price: Rs. 621
Stephen R. Covey presents an integrated and holistic approach towards solving professional and personal problems. It provides various insights and anecdotes and provides a pathway for living with integrity, fairness, honesty and dignity. These principles will give us the ability to adapt to change and wisdom to take on the opportunities that present themselves.