Friday, May 4, 2012
5 Must-Listen Audiobooks
I have started listening to audiobooks on my commute into work. And frankly, they've transformed my commute into something that I no longer dread, but something that I enjoy! But, even if you don't have a long commute into work, there are plenty of ways to enjoy audiobooks. While cleaning, doing dishes, or waiting in the doctor's office. Audiobooks are a particularly good choice for road trips.
The following are a list of audiobooks that are great choices if you've never listened to audiobooks and want to give them a try:
The Demon King
By: Cinda Williams Chima
Narrated by: Carol Monda
This is one of my very favorite series. And it's particularly good on audio. It's a little bit long at about 15 hours, but definitely worth going through the entire thing. The narrator does a wonderful job, and you'll find excuses to keep on listening!
By: Ilsa J. Bick
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
This has been one of my favorite reads this year. If you like zombies or scary books at all, you've got to give this one a try. The narrator does a superb job of keeping the tension going through the entire book. A little content warning; however, this book does contain a little heavy language.
By: Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by: Alan Cumming
This is my number one recommended audiobook series. Alan Cumming does a brilliant job narrating this entire series. He is a master of voices, and each character has a very unique accent and sound. This is a series that if worth listening to on audio and reading the actual books, since the print version has amazing illustrations. However you get to reading it, just get to it!
By: Kathryn Stockett
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Cassandra Campbell
If you haven't read this book yet, then let me tell you that audio really is the only way to listen to this book. Because the book is written from multiple perspectives, each character has a different narrator. Every single one of them is outstanding, and together they create an absolute masterpiece to listen to. This audio had me bawling my eyes out in several parts and was beautifully done.
Life As We Knew It
By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Narrated by: Emily Bauer
It's no secret that I absolutely adored this book. I can't remember why I picked it up, but I'd heard it was good on audio. I started listening to it on my commute. I had to leave it on a particularly tense part on a weekend. I ended up bringing the CD's in from my car and finished it while sitting on my bed while I should have been sleeping. Emily Bauer does a great job with this title. If you're looking for a great post-apocolyptic novel, then you should definitely pick this one up.