Today marks the first day of Jen @ Devourer of Books‘ Audiobook Week! As many of you know, I have been listening to audio books for about two years now I absolutely love them. I used to listen exclusively in my car while driving, but I’ve recently taken to downloading books on my iPod also and listening while I’m cooking, cleaning, getting ready in the mornings, etc. You would think that I’d have trouble following two audiobooks at one time, but it has been a piece of cake, and has allowed me to increase my reading when the actual time I have for reading these days has steadily decreased.
Anyway, for today’s topic I wanted to tell you some of my favorite audiobook finds from the last year. Links will take you to my reviews.
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens – this is an extremely creepy, horrifying story about a girl who was kidnapped and held captive for over a year. The audiobook perfectly captures the terrifying nature of the story, and I absolutely loved listening to it.
Columbine by Dave Cullen – possibly my favorite audiobook I’ve ever listened to. Amazing.
The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst – this book is excellent and the audio version is as well.
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson – I really enjoyed the book and the narrator’s voice, inflection, and tone were perfect for the story.
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond – if you are going to read this book, the audio is an absolute must. Ree Drummond narrates it herself, which causes the experience to feel more like having a conversation with a friend and less like reading a book. Fabulous.
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner – I haven’t reviewed this one yet but the audio version was very good. I loved the story, one of Weiner’s best in my opinion.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I have slowly been making my way through the series on audio, although I’ve read them in print many times. Jim Dale is probably the most talented narrator I’ve ever listened to, he has a different voice for every single character and the listening experience is just phenomenal.
So do you listen to audiobooks? What are some of your favorites?