Morning Meanderings… It Is About Time To Talk About What Month It Is


Where did the month go?

Seriously.  Where is it?

I swear I was prepping posts for Audio Book Month and laying out a plan of what that would look like and then I blinked and it is June 14th.

June 14th.

Are you kidding me?

So I am starting late but I do have a plan it just was a postponed plan due to life, and camp, and work, and everything else I cram into a day.

June is audio book month.

This is when I usually tell you all how much you are missing out on when not listening to audio.  Yes, this is when I try to convert you Laurel ;).  I have posts lined up with narrators who will share with you some interesting (and fun!)things about being a narrator.  I will post what I am listening to and why.  There will be giveaways.


Let’s start here.  Ready Player One.  I have listened to this audio four times.  Yes.  Four.  Other than the Harry Potter books, I have never done this before.  Here is the review.  This is my go to gush worthy recommendation for anyone who loved gaming, dystopian and the 80’s.  It is a great combo, read by the amazing Wil Wheaton, and it will be a movie in 2017.

Recently when I was in Chicago I went by an audio display of the best audio books and included was this audio.  I started gushing about it to my roommate Candace.  Whenever that happens.. I usually fall in love with the story all over again and sure enough, I came home and started listening to it again.  It was every bit as wonderful as I remember.


So stay tuned.  Please. I am getting it together.  I am.  Camp wiped me out and this is a busy week but I will get through it.

I will leave you with this –

What audio book do you gush about?  Share here – I lOVE recommendations.

audio meme J


14 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… It Is About Time To Talk About What Month It Is

  1. Thanks for how patiently you try to convert me, Sheila, and I might consider an audio of a memoir, read by the author. Any of my mysteries would be too convoluted to keep up with all the twists and turns via listening. I am too easily distracted. Any audio I would try would have to be one I could pick up and put down, only listening occasionally. I don’t do commutes…but I might be planning a road trip soon. So….just sayin’.

    1. Just a suggestion, Laurel. Yes,Please by Amy Poehler. It was easy to listen to in small increments, whenever I had a few minutes. No plot to follow, no characters to remember. Ok, well, Amy and Seth Meyers are certainly character, but you know what I mean. How you give it a try.

  2. I just couldn’t get past 20% of Ready Player One *ducks and runs* and it came so highly recommended to me. I feel like I should have stuck it out because I did like Wil Wheaton’s narration for what I heard. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom is phenomenal on audio!!! Iistened to it back to back. There are about 14 or 15 different narrators for that one, and it’s a very Forrest Gump like story. Love my audiobooks!

  3. I haven’t listened to too many audiobooks but of course the HP series is number one. I listened to one of the Artemis Fowl series, the narrator does a great job like Jim Dale. I recently finished Divergent. It was very good. I loved listening to the audio of The BFG and The Twits, the former I fell in love with and the latter had me cracking up. That Mr. Fox book is good in audio too.

  4. Sheila, I can’t believe it’s mid-June either! I must confess that I’ve only listened to a handful of audio books. I’ve certainly enjoyed the ones I’ve listened to, but I usually read in the traditional, “old-school” way. 🙂

  5. I love the audio for Ready Player One! Wil Wheaton does an amazing job! I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and listen to one every single day- on my commute to work, while I cook, while I walk, while I clean, pretty much anytime I can spare.

    Right now I’m listening to The Nightingale for book club on Saturday, and I’m really enjoying it. I definitely have favorite narrators- Amanda Ronconi, Nick Podehl, Khristine Hvam, pretty much anyone with a British accent. Jim Dale narrates both Harry Potter and The Night Circus- which is my all time favorite book, but I also love Stephen Fry’s HP narration. I probably prefer Dale just because I listened to him first. Weird HP fact, The Half Blood Prince is probably the book I’ve re-read the most because it was the first Harry Potter audiobook I listened to, and for awhile I listened to it on repeat.

    I’ve always listened to audiobooks, my dad and I would listen to them on car trips. But they used to be super pricey, and depending on the library I was a member of, they weren’t always easy to obtain. My adulthood obsession with audiobooks began about 10 years ago when I rented a copy of Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz- the narration by David Aaron Baker is superb! Audible has only seen my obsession grow.

    Wow, I really prattled on, but I love audiobooks!

  6. The Martian is a great audiobook, so much so that when I saw the movie it took me a few minutes to get used to Matt Damon because he “didn’t sound right.”

    And I would recommend just about anything read by Kirby Heyborne, my favorite narrator. I first heard him read Rotters by Daniel,Kraus, a VERY disturbing YA horror book. But he is also the reason I ever “read” Gone Girl because he performs Nick’s part. I am currently enjoying him read 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith and he absolutely nails the 17 yo main character.

  7. Try some of the Louise Penny crime series featuring Chief Inspector Gamache of the Quebec force. its wonderful on atmosphere in remote parts of canada

  8. I liked Ready Player One a lot!!! In fact, I downloaded on my husbands iPad and got him interested. Of course, that caused a partial re-listen for me, but that’s OK. I liked All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, narrated by Zach Appelman. I love hearing the French and German accents in this story.

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