You’re busy. It’s way easier to listen to a book on your commute or as you clean the house. But sometimes you want to actually spend some time studying your craft too.
So do both! Here is a list of 15 of the best acting books you can get on Audible.com right now! (You get a 2 free books with your free trial using this link.)
You’ll finish the books faster, they take up 0 space, and you can enjoy them anywhere at anytime.
Great for beginners:
Widely considered a must have for both beginning and established actors. In these 6 lessons you’ll better understand the craft of acting and what it takes to grow as an artist.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Acting But Were Afraid to Ask, Dear, Narrated by The West End Producer
Truth in humor. The anonymous and Twitter sensation, West End Producer, never fails to deliver hilarious and pin point accurate barbs satirizing and celebrating the theater industry.
Ideal for working on your craft:
For actors and audiences who favor truth in a creative process famed acting teacher Uta Hagen illustrates her own struggles as a performer and her techniques that she developed.
In one of the highest reviewed acting books on the platform, Patrick Tucker shares a step-by-step guide to the elements of effective screen acting with over 50 acting exercises and a robust checklist.
Narrated by Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt
This updated and award winning audio book offers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to build a career in voice over.
Stories from the pros:
Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations About Film, Television, and Theater (Unabridged), Narrated by Kathleen Turner, Dustin Morrow
Sharing her stories and insight from a 40 year career in television, film and on stage, Kathleen Turner shares these lessons with esteemed film professor Dustin Murrow.
As one of the most recognizable women of our time, Jane Fonda reveals how she is so much more with stories from her youth among Hollywood’s elite to the challenges and triumphs of her life today.
One of the best actor’s survival books. Jenna aims to give some guidance to actors who are currently hitting the pavement so they don’t make the same mistakes she did for nearly a decade before landing her iconic role on The Office.
You’ll learn more about this iconic actor than you ever knew. From his early start on screen at the age of seven to his decision to actually distance himself from acting and go into a career in law enforcement. It’s been a long road and he’s played many parts.
About the business:
Acting in Chicago, Third Edition: Making a Living Doing Commercials, Voice Overs, TV/Film and More (Unabridged), Narrated by Chris Agos
Established Chicago actor, Chris Agos, demystifies how to make a living as an actor and how to invest that money wisely in your career. The dos and don’ts are laid out clearly and practically for performers at any level.