Morning Meanderings….. Top Books…. I Wonder How They Are On Audio?


Good morning.  MMMMMM….. Coffee.  Hang on.

Had to get a refill.

That’s better.

I seen a link on Facebook yesterday afternoon about the 20 best books we should be reading this spring.  Did you see it?


There are some good looking books in this group!  The post was originally made by Redbook.  I have to admit however, I instantly wondered how they are on audio.  😛

It is getting to be that time of year for me.  Our Spring Library Book Sale is this next week.  The week after is our Great Gatsby event.  We are putting together a benefit event for my son at the end of April….

life gets BUSY.

I have said it many times, but I will say it again, I probably listen to audio 4 to one over books.  At least.  I can listen to  audio in the morning while I get ready, in my car while I travel, at home while I cook and clean, and while I work on a project like painting or picture albums.  I love it and I am always looking for great audio.

hidden bodies, caroline kepnes, book journey Yesterday I finished listening to Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes and narrated by the oh-so-amazing-I-want-him-to-read-the-newspaper-to-me  the #isitwrongtoloveakiller #Iamsoamazedbycreepyjoe #Carolinekepnesbooksrockedmyworld #cansantinofortananarratemylife….  basically I am jonesing for more great audio.

Ok you get the drift.  I can not be the only person who has actually stocked narrators to find out what else they have narrated so I can listen to them again.  IE.  Wil Wheaton.  *sigh*

Ok… I digress.  What I am super interested in is knowing if any of the “Must Read This Spring” list has been listened to on audio. Is there another hot audio book I need to listen to?    I need to download an audio for my phone today and I have been spoiled by what I have just listened to.  Watch for my review of Hidden Bodies later today.

Off to the library and a coffee date (yes more coffee!).


23 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings….. Top Books…. I Wonder How They Are On Audio?

  1. I stalk audio narrators all the time!!! I have bought books just because my favorites have narrated them- Khristine Hvam and Amanda Ronconi and at least a dozen others. I have an audio crush on the guys that narrate Odd Thomas books and Eoin Colfer’s Daniel McAvoy series. I listen to audiobooks the same way you do- any time I can!

  2. Sheila, as much as I’d like to, I haven’t listened to many audio books. (I am intrigued by the idea of them, but I don’t act on it.) Anyway, it is nice to read about your enthusiasm for audio and certain narrators! 🙂

  3. Listening to a Will Wheaton narration presently…just love him! Stalking narrators is a great way to find new listens…stuff you might not have otherwise paid attention to.

  4. The first time I looked up a narrator was when I listented to Beat the Reaper. I looked up Robert Petkoff who made that book fun to listen to. I was completely charmed by Wil Wheaton in Ready Player One (and everything else I’ve ever heard him read) I recently listened to The Life We Bury read by Zach Villa and looked him up too. I guess I will have to listen to Caroline Kepnes’ You and then Hidden Bodies. I have an Audible credit burning a hole in my pocket!

  5. I don’t listen to audiobooks but everywhere I turn I hear of the name Wil Wheaton.

    Ironically, my eldest daughter is familiar with him and loves him because her family members are real geeks– they love fantasy, & play lots of video games and tabletop games. Wheaton has youtube shows about gaming.

    I think it’s great when we find an author or narrator we can rely on for an enjoyable read. By the way, I googled Wheaton and found out he is associated with a project to help teens deal with anxiety and depression, since he is open about his own issues. I also have those struggles as do several family members, so his stock just went up in my eyes 🙂

    1. Wil Wheaton!!!!! I love how you said your daughters family members are real geeks! I have to admit, I have watched Wil Wheatons game show….. I too love strategic games 🙂 I did not know about his struggles.

  6. I would love to know more about how you listen to audio. I have taken out books on tape from the library, but am a virgin when it comes to listening to books on my phone. I once looked into Audible, but when I saw the price I backed off. Would you consider doing a post on ways to go to audio? Love reading your posts and truly admire your strength.

    1. Hi Patrice, Yes I would do that. I have written about this topic before but I am happy to do it again. Not all audio is treated alike and you do need to find what sort of listening works for you. And thank you for your kind words.

    2. Patrice you might also want to ask your local library for help. Our librarians are quite willing to help people figure out how to download content (ebooks or audiobooks) from the digital library. That can be an economical way to get started with digital. That said, there are many other sources in addition to Audible to find digital audiobooks, like which has a “rental” option that is less expensive. And some publishers like Tantor have great sales where you can get audiobooks for as little as $5!

  7. Kirby Heyborne. I listened to him read both Rotters and Scowlers by Daniel Kraus. Both are YA horror, and I think I might scream or run away if I heard him behind me on the street. I didn’t jump on the Gone Girl wagon until I found out he was “playing” Nick in the audiobook.

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