Top Ten Tuesday #93 – All About Audio

Posted September 20, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 6 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic is “All About Audio freebie,” which makes me excited! I recently rediscovered my love of audiobooks. With little man in school a majority of the day, I’m at home alone. Now I could bury myself in books easily. Lord knows my TBR pile is a mile high, however if I sit down in the middle of the day to read a book, I find myself unable to concentrate. There’s always something else that needs to be done. That’s the beauty of an audiobook. I can do other things and STILL bury myself in a book 😀 Since little man has been in school I’ve listened to around 4 audiobooks since school started, listening somewhere around 2 hours a day. Not to shabby in my opinion. ANYWAYS, I digress 😉 Here’s 10 of my favorite audiobooks, in no particular order.

Ten Favorite AudioBook Reads

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Narrated by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones: This was the first audiobook I ever listened to and it ruined me! There are two narrators, one for the elder Jacob as he reflects on his life in the circus and one as the younger Jacob as events play out. I was completely enthralled. At the time I was listening to them, I was driving around 3 hours a day to and from work. It only took about a week to listen to it and I can still hear the narrators. They were fantastic!!

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Narrated by Jim Dale: I don’t think there is a better narrator than Jim Dale. I don’t think anyone could bring the Harry Potter world to life the way he does. HP has always been a favorite series of mine, and I adore the audios. They are even kid friendly!

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom, Narrated by Author: Mitch Albom is one of my all-time favorite authors and I LOVE when he narrates his own stories. He’s a fantastic storyteller and it really shows when he narrates one of his novels. My favorite of his is a toss up between this one and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Check them out! Well worth the listen…erhm…read 😀

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole, Narrated by Emma Galvin: I was on a road trip when I decided to listen to the (at that time) latest Arcana book. I loved the narrator’s voice. I fell into the story and was in a trance. I honestly don’t remember driving ?

Unhinged by A.G. Howard, Narrated by Rebecca Gibel: I love the Splintered series and on a road trip wanted to continue so I picked up the audio of book two. I love the narrator!!! She’s great, even if the Cockney accent was a little distracting, though that may have just been because it was Morpheus….

The Dwellers Saga by David Estes, Narrated by Julia Whelan and Will Damron: Love, LOVE these narrators for this series. They do a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. I’ve read the entire series and gone back and listened to them just because I missed the characters. Julia and Will are amazing 😀

Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington, Narrated by Eileen Stevens: One of my all-time favorite series and this narrator does a great job of drawing you into the story.

By The Numbers (Stephanie Plum) series by Janet Evanovich, Narrated by Lorelei King: Another all-time favorite series. Stephanie Plum will never get old 😀 I had never listened to one of her books until this Summer and let me tell you something. Lorelei King is a genius. I was laughing out loud so hard at points I had to pause the audio. She’s a fantastic Stephanie and really brings Evanovich’s characters to life.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Narrated by Elizabeth Evans: Yet again, another all-time favorite series. This Summer I wanted to reread the series before Empire of Storms came out, except I didn’t have a lot of time with moving and all. So I decided to try and listen. The narrator is wonderful. She kept my attention, taught me how to say a few of those names I was pronouncing WAY wrong in my head, and brought Celaena to life.

Written in Red by Anne Bishop, Narrated by Alexandra Harris: Love this series! The narrator is wonderful too. She reads the ironic parts in the same tone I picture the characters saying them. It’s perfect 😀

Your turn! What’s your favorite audio reads? Share below

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6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #93 – All About Audio

  1. I’ve been listening to HP on audio this year and I love them so much! I’ve been seeing Written in Blood everywhere lately. I need to add it to my Audible wishlist!

    Oh and, I’m also a stay at home mom in the mountains of (south) east TN! Hi, neighbor! 😉
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    • Small world! I’m in the southeast now too. We moved this Summer. Close to Chattanooga now 🙂 Loved The Others series. It is a must read for paranormal fans. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. We used to have Stephen Fry narrating the Harry Potter series back in the day when they were cassette tape – and they were wonderful:). Though we’re going back a bit! Glad you are enjoying the newer version and finding audio books so very useful during your new day, now a small person is out of the house for so long.

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