Your soundtrack to sunny days and tropical trips start here…
So prick up those ears, here’s what we’ll be listening to this summer…
THE CLASSIC: There are some stories that never lose the feel-good factor. Hearing the dulcet tones of one Mr. Darcy telling Elizabeth Bennett how ardently he admires and loves her makes us go all weak at the knees every time. Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is the ultimate accompaniment to a long-haul flight. Audiobook available on iTunes from £1.95.
THE NEW RELEASE: 'Belgravia' is the latest title from Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. Set in the early to mid-nineteenth century, it unfolds in 11 mini ‘episodes’ that tell the story and scandals of the well-to-do as their lives begin to become entwined with the newly wealthy industrialists. Audio CD £25 (www.amazon.co.uk).
THE CHILL OUT: Ideal for a stroll along the beach or drifting off beside the pool, get Islands of Chill, a compilation of tunes to get you feeling blissed-out in no time. £8.99 (iTunes).
THE BODY BOOSTER: Missing your usual workout regimen? If you want to keep in shape or simply feel more zen, subscribe to the YOGAmazing podcast – then get practising those Downward Dogs at sunrise or sunset. Free on iTunes.
THE FAMILY FAVOURITE: Ideal for the never-ending car journey that’s fraught with traffic jams and squabbles, is the Agatha Raison series. About a 50-something woman who moves to the Cotswolds and turns amateur sleuth, it’ll have family members of all ages gripped and calm after a few chapters. Audiobooks from £6.95 (iTunes).