Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Audiobooks I've Loved

I don't tend to enjoy audiobooks but am working to change that. My preference is to read self-help type books as those seem good for shorter spurts while I'm walking or driving. My good friend Stella always recommends great audios that help me reflect on life and set new goals.  And over the past few years, I've read more middle grade fiction too. I have learned how important the narrator is (with  Teri Lesesne's help) and I have learned to use the audible sample to determine quickly whether I'll be able to stick with the audio. I've tried to find narrators I love and then look for new books read by those narrators.  I am getting better at choosing books that are a good match for me to read on audio and I am starting to love my audible account.  I am hoping to build in more time for audiobooks--I realize I have lots of times that I can be listening to a book while doing other things.

I thought I'd share some of the audiobooks I've loved in the past year or two:




Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton (NARRATED BY THE AUTHOR)


The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown (this one is actually a series of workshops given by the author more than an actual audiobook. Her new book Rising Strong will be available on audio with the author doing the reading. Yippee!!)






Middle Grade Fiction


Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco (NARRATOR: Ariadne Meyers)


Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (NARRATOR: Katie Rudd)


The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods (NARRATOR: Sisi A. Johnson)


Tell Me by Joan Bauer  (NARRATOR: Cassandra Morris)


Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George  (NARRATOR: Suzy Jackson)

And these are the audiobooks on my TBR "stack" :





The Art of Work by Jeff Goins  (NARRATED BY THE AUTHOR)



The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh  (NARRATOR: Cassandra Morris)


Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (NARRATOR: Sisi A. Johnson)

2 comments:

  1. I have never thought I was an audio book reader either, but the last year, with my mom sick, and making the 130 mile round trip once or twice a week, I've started listening and have really enjoyed them. I find I like stories, or nonfiction memoir the best, simply because when I listen to regular nonfiction, I want to take notes and that is hard in the car. Thanks for these new suggestions!

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  2. Love this list. I started an audio book yesterday that literally almost put me to sleep in the car. It's helpful to hear what others have enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!

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