Stories You Listened To This Summer

The summer is left behind. Thanks to vaccines and curing methods, it was not as difficult as the previous summer. However, such a beast as COVID-19 continues to resist. And we continue to adapt to changing conditions, ask questions, and search for answers wherever we can, including in books.

What questions did audiobooks listeners ask this summer? After checking the statistics and identifying the top audiobooks popular this summer, we try to formulate these questions.


This summer, German-speaking listeners preferred audiobooks of ABP Verlag on life quality improvement. Special attention was also drawn to the threats women meet on the path to their identity.

  • How do sleeping habits affect the human body?
  • Can we change the way we breathe to achieve a healthier life?
  • What should we do to change gender politics and include women in the global modern processes?

Following the listeners, you can find your answers.

Das große Buch vom Schlaf by Matthew Walker

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don’t sleep. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. 

Breath – Atem by James Nestor

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. 

Unsichtbare Frauen by Caroline Criado-Perez

Invisible Women takes on the neglected topic of what we don’t know – and why. The result is a powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance. With examples from technology to natural disasters, this is an original and timely reminder of why we need women in the leadership of the institutions that shape every aspect of our lives. In her new book, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. 


Audiobooks dedicated to financial well-being and inner balance were popular among French-speaking listeners of ABP Editions this summer.

  • What should we know to start investing?
  • How to build a successful business, choose a niche?
  • Is it possible to fully reveal our potential and to achieve the ideal life balance?

La voie: Accélérer votre quête de l’indépendance financière by Tony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

Regardless of your stage of life and your current financial picture, the quest for financial freedom can indeed be conquered. The journey will demand the right tools and strategies along with the mindset of money mastery. With decades of collective wisdom and hands-on experience, your guides for this expedition are Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in the U.S. for three consecutive years by Barron’s (2013, 2014, 2015), and Tony Robbins, the world-renowned life and business strategist.

Good vibes, good life by Vex King

Join the self-love revolution with Instagram visionary Vex King. This audiobook features inspirational messages and universal wisdom to help you manifest positive vibes. Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to practice self-care, overcome toxic energy, and prioritize your well-being. 

Avant de quitter votre emploi by Robert Kiyosaki

When Before You Quit Your Job was written and published, it was a guidebook for aspiring entrepreneurs. Today—with the job market in shambles, overseas outsourcing and high unemployment—it can be a path to the salvation so many are looking for: A way take control of their life and use their skills and talents to create their future.


The top 2 most popular audiobooks of ABP Editore among Italian-speaking listeners were dedicated to ambitious plans, world-changing projects, and the ways to start the positive changes from your own life.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX e la sfida per un futuro by Ashlee Vance

Launch a spaceship? Construct a practical car of the future that conquer the world with its elegant shape? Not just to dream, but to push the Mars mission forward? To become a millionaire before thirty years? All these things seem impossible. A passionate journalist and writer Ashlee Vance provides interesting details about Elon Musk’s personality, lifestyle, ideas.

Il coraggio di non piacere: Liberati dal giudizio degli by Ichiro Kishimi

Does the world seem “a chaotic tangle of contradictions”? Constantly asking questions to the world and never getting the answers? Were you stunned by the chaos of the modern world that seems to have no end? Do you want to change yourself and your life and don’t know where to start? The authors would say, only by changing the point of view, you achieve a better life. 

These audiobooks were most popular this summer. What questions will interest us the most in the fall? Where will we look for the answers? Time will show.