The Best Audio Books According to the Listeners
It is no secret that I ♥ LOVE ♥ audio. I know many of you who comment here fall into one of the following categories:
- You also LOVE audiobooks (listen whenever and WHEREVER you can)
- You have dabbled a bit with audio and occasionally listen (long car rides, etc…)
- New to audio… curious about it but no idea where to start, how to choose it,or where to choose…
- Been there…tried that.. not for me, but since you are reading this post you will skim what is said here. 😉
Whatever category you fall into, please allow me this indulgence of a little “audio gush”. As I mentioned earlier this month, I am a fairly new audiobook listen around the 3-4 year mark. In that time I have found audio that I have just loved, not wanting it to end, and those are the audio books I want to share with you today – and I want you (audio book listeners) to share with me and the readers here as well so we can build a fun “fortress of audio LOVE” here.
Let’s do this!
Ready Player One is one of my all time favorite audio. Wil Wheaton does an amazing job of narration. Seriously, the guy could come over and read me the back of the cereal box and I would be happy 🙂 This guy narrates so well that I have looked up books narrated by him just to get more. (True story!)
Yes -you have a good chance having read these books…or at least you much have seen the movies. Now – I challenge you, try these books on audio for an AMAZING experience! There are two narrators in the audio books of Harry Potter, Jim Dale and Steven Fry are fantastic narrators and I could not recommend one version over the other. Do it. Listen to these books!
R C Brays narration of The Martian is fantastic. I was delightfully surprised when protagonist Mark Watney comes off as a smart witty astronaut in this great novel.
Authors narrating their own books does not always work out ell but Rob Lowe is an exception. He has a wonderfully paced voice of a natural storyteller. I enjoyed both of his memoirs telling of his childhood, his movie career, and his life as an 80’s child star.
Delightful book and just as much on audio as well. Read by several narrators –, this book will take you on an amazing journey.
Liane Moriarty’s books are fun and in audio – a blast! Read by narrator Caroline Lee – this is another great listen.
Suspense lovers treat yourself to a Dan Drown audio book. Inferno is a wonderful audiobook with narrator Paul Michael.
I could go on and on but I really want you to share with me the top audio books you LOVED. Not only does this add to my audio wish list (picture a candy store but instead it is filled with beautiful shiny colorful mouth watering audio books!), I want to create a list of GREAT audio for all levels of audio lover-listeners- novices – newbies – and dabblists.
According to Sheila…. A Dabblist is one who partakes in the act of dabbling… “Jimmy was quite the dabblist when it came choosing just the right steaks to grill.”
Please share in the comments below the great audiobooks that you would recommend. This post is part of the June giveaway:
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I will put you into a drawing for a $25 book certificate for each comment (Barnes and Noble or Amazon – your choice). Winner will be drawn in July.