It's Giving... Eco Genius: Spotify's Top Audiobook Picks For Earth Day (Exclusive)

Pause your music and listen to one of these environmental audiobooks, available on Spotify Premium.

Eva Hagan - Author

Apr. 23 2024, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

On a pink background is a collage of six audiobook covers: How Light Makes Life, How to Prepare for Climate Change, Not the End of the World, The Big Burn, and The Chimpanzee Whisperer
Source: Green Lovers Composite: The Experiment, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Arcade

Sometimes it's hard to find the time to sit down and actually open a book, let alone finish it. Well, audiobooks are built for the busy bees — the people who always find themselves on the go.

So this Earth Day, if you find yourself wanting to learn more about the environment, or have been looking for a book in that realm for a while but don't know where to start, it's all here.

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Below you'll find 10 of the best environment audiobooks. This list was curated by Spotify for Green Lovers, in honor of Earth Day.

A woman sits on her couch during golden hour with headphones on.
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Check out these environmental audiobooks in honor of Earth Day.

The below audiobooks are all available on Spotify Premium, and perfect for people like me, who listen to music nonstop on Spotify anyways. All of these titles are available on Spotify Premium, where existing subscribers are able to listen to 15 hours of audiobooks each month, choosing from over 250,000 titles.

The Climate Book

The cover of The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg
Source: Penguin Random House

Written by Greta Thunberg and narrated by Thunberg, Amelia Stubberfield, Nicholas Khan and Olivia Forrest, The Climate Book offers perspectives from over 100 environmental activists, scientists, and leaders on the importance of taking action against the climate crisis.

How to Prepare for Climate Change

The cover of How to Prepare for Climate Change by David Pogue.
Source: Simon & Schuster

Written and narrated by self-help author and CBS News Sunday Morning correspondent David Pogue, How to Prepare for Climate Change reads as a guide to living in a world where the effects of climate change are setting in.

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Not the End of the World

The cover of Not the End of the World by Hannah Ritchie.
Source: Hachette Book Group

Written and narrated by Hannah Ritchie, Not the End of the World, is unlike any other book about climate change, one that offers a hopeful and optimistic view of what the future could look like, and covers some things going well with the planet that you may not have realized, per The Guardian.

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The Big Burn

The cover of The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Written by Timothy Egan and narrated by Robertson Dean, The Big Burn is about one of the largest forest fires in history in 1910 that destroyed forests across Washington, Idaho, and Montana, and its connection to the creation of the U.S. Forest Service.

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The Inner Life of Animals

The cover of The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben.
Source: Greystone Books

Written by Peter Wohlleben and narrated by Mike Grady, The Inner Life of Animals covers the intricacies of animal interactions in a forest.

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Water Always Wins

The cover of Water always Wins by Erica Gies.
Source: The University of Chicago Press

Written by Erica Gies and narrated by Linda Jones, Water Always Wins centers itself around the role of water, and how it has shaped our planet's past, present, and future.

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The Chimpanzee Whisperer

The cover of The Chimpanzee Whisperer by Stany Nyandwi & David Blissett.
Source: Arcade

Written by Stany Nyandwi and David Blissett, and narrated by Dion Graham and Callie Beaulieu, The Chimpanzee Whisperer is the story of one man's unique bond with chimpanzees, and the hardships he has faced to get there.

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Year of No Garbage

The cover of Year of No Garbage by Eve O. Schaub.
Source: Dreamscape Media

Written by Eve O. Schaub and narrated by Hillary Huber, The Year of No Garbage is about family's journey while attempting to create zero waste for a year.

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Oryx and Crake

The cover of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.
Source: McClelland and Stewart

Written by Margaret Atwood and narrated by Campbell Scott, Oryx and Crake is a tale of a sole survivor during an apocalyptic future where humanity has been wiped out after an epidemic.

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How Light Makes Life

The cover of How Light Makes Life by Raffael Jovine.
Source: The Experiment

Written by Raffael Jovine and narrated by Stephen Caffrey, How Light Makes Life is a deep dive into photosynthesis, and how sunlight could be the key to a more sustainable future.

This article is part of Green Lovers’ 2024 Earth Day programming, It's Giving... Earth Day: A series about the people and organizations who are “giving” Earth Day 24/7. We hope these stories inspire you to embody the spirit of Earth Day all year round.

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