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There are many reasons why business professionals take advantage of listening, as opposed to reading, audio books. It is easy to listen to titles while commuting, on a flight, working out, or jogging around the neighborhood. Listening to someone read out loud is often times soothing, can help reduce stress, and allows the eyes to rest. Here are business-related titles that have made two “best of” lists.

Best Audiobooks 2014, chosen by Library Journals’s reviewers

The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, by Russell Gold. Read by Patrick Lawlor. Brilliance Audio,

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis. Read by Dylan Baker. Simon & Schuster Audio

2015 Best Audiobooks – Audie Awards Finalists, published by Booklist Reader

Business/Educational category:

#GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso. Read by Sara Jes Austell. Penguin Random House Audio.

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace. Read by Peter Altschuler. Penguin Random House Audio.

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, by Warren Berger. Read by Michael Quinlan. Audible, Inc. **2015 Audie Award winner**

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin. Read by L.J. Ganser. Audible, Inc.

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, by Carmine Gallo. Read by Carmine Gallo. Macmillan Audio.

Science & Technology category:

The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities, by Caleb Scharf. Read by Caleb Scharf. Macmillan Audio.

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, by Walter Mischel. Read by Alan Alda. Brilliance Publishing.

A Primate’s Memoir, by Robert M. Sapolsky. Read by Mike Chamberlain. Tantor Media.

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Read by Jeff Cummings. Brilliance Publishing. **2015 Audie Award winner**

When Google Met Wikileaks, by Julian Assange. Read by Tom Pile. Audible, Inc.

Non-Fiction category (business-related only titles, this is not the entire list):

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis. Read by Dylan Baker. Simon & Schuster Audio

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson. Read by Dennis Boutsikaris. Simon & Schuster Audio

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