Barbenheimer fever is on! The silver screen is abuzz as two of the most-hyped and awaited films this year, 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer' released on July 21. The excitement is palpable, and we know you can hardly wait to witness these cinematic marvels if you haven’t already. But fear not, dear Barbenheimer enthusiasts! Whether you're eagerly waiting for the films or have already watched them, we have handpicked a few titles for you on Audible. Delve into this collection of audiobooks and podcasts, perfect for both gearing up before seeing the movies or filling the void with intriguing explainer pieces in case you missed any details. Sit back, plug in your headphones, and allow yourself to get immersed in these audiobooks as the magic unravels!
'Barbie - Starlight Adventure' (Narrated by: Kristen King)
In a distant galaxy, on the planet Para-Den, lived Barbie, with her father. Her days were filled with caring for extraordinary animals and mastering hoverboarding skills. But when King Constantine of Oppa-Irri sought her help to stop the stars from vanishing, Barbie felt nervous, as she had never left her planet before. Would she find the courage in her heart to embark on this thrilling adventure and save the stars? Find out as she embarks on an out-of-this-world (quite literally) journey filled with excitement!
'Barbie - Puppy Chase' (Narrated by: Kristen King)
Immerse yourself in a tropical adventure with Barbie and her sisters Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea, as they travel to a dance competition, accompanied by their adorable puppies. As they arrive, Barbie has a special surprise in store for them, but with the dance competition at hand, her sisters are hesitant to join in. Nevertheless, they decide to embrace the fun. Little do they know that the mischievous pups have gone missing! Now, the sisters must embark on a thrilling chase to find them and make it back for Chelsea's competition. Will they succeed in this race against time? Join the sisters on this action-packed escapade filled with love, laughter, and puppy-powered excitement!
'Barbie - Spy Squad' (Narrated by: Kristen King)
Join Barbie and her squad of gymnast friends in an action-packed adventure as they transform into top-secret spies. With powerful gems stolen, it's their time to take down the notorious jewel thief. But that's not all – get ready for an amazing ride solving mysteries with secret doors, battling sea monsters, and decoding messages in bottles. This audiobook acts as a constant reminder to women, encouraging them to hold onto their Barbie-era dreams and aspire for greatness.
'American Prometheus' (Written by: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin; Narrated by: Jeff Cummings)
Are you ready for a mind-blowing adventure into the thrilling life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the genius physicist who rocked the twentieth century? This wild ride takes you through Oppenheimer's early career, his central role in the Cold War, and his audacious ideas on global controls for atomic materials that raised eyebrows and shook the world. This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography unravels the enigmatic man behind the physicist, a pulse-pounding journey through history, and gripping discoveries that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
'The Nanda Devi Mystery' (Written by: Angshuman Choudhury; Narrated by: Sashi Kumar)
While we delve into Oppenheimer's role in the Cold War, there's yet another thrilling story that unravels the intense geopolitics and extreme measures of the nuclear arms race during that era. ‘The Nanda Devi Mystery: How India and America Lost a Nuclear Device’ is a gripping account of a mission where both countries tried to install a nuclear-powered surveillance device on the Himalayas to spy on China, and then lost it forever. Tune into Audible and listen to this tale that pays tribute to the incredible bravery of mountaineers turned high-altitude spies, who risked everything to carry out this daring operation.
'The General And The Genius' (Written by: James Kunetka; Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner)
This audiobook promises to take its listeners on a riveting journey. It follows two ambitious men on an extraordinary, history-altering mission! In the scorching New Mexico desert in 1945, a blinding flash ignites the birth of the atomic age and an unlikely partnership between Leslie Richard Groves (the general) and J. Robert Oppenheimer (the genius) strikes. Their collaboration leads to the creation of the atomic bomb, ending the war but unleashing unimaginable terrors upon humanity. Tune into Audible and join this thrilling narrative of war, secrets, and cutting-edge science, as the two shape the destiny of the world in ways no one had imagined.
'Oppenheimer And The Bomb: The Big Idea' (Written by: Paul Strathern; Narrated by: Jot Davies)
This tale delves into the real dilemmas of modern science: the astonishing scientific breakthrough that ended World War II, potentially saving thousands of lives, but at what cost? In this audiobook, you will meet the man behind The Manhattan Project, from being a Harvard prodigy to a victim of McCarthyism. Oppenheimer's Big Idea presents a clear introduction to the complex theoretical work behind the bomb and its implications for our future. Venture through scientific history and the enigmatic minds that shaped it, on Audible.
So, what are you waiting for? Perk up in pink, be bold in black and buckle up for a joyous ride of Barbenheimer as you immerse yourself in these audiobooks and podcasts on Audible.