The ‘other’ book, audiobooks- via Everyday Reading

I often find myself alternating between reading physical books and listening to audiobooks and the two generally overlap. While I have a short commute to work I find it much more entertaining to listen to an audiobook than anything else. Click the link for tips on how to get started yourself.

Any audiobook suggestions?

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10 thoughts on “The ‘other’ book, audiobooks- via Everyday Reading

  1. I’ve gotten into audiobooks lately too, but find I need to get the actual book from the library in order to write the review. Otherwise, I have no idea how to spell the names of things. Some of my favorite audiobooks so far: Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, Clare Mackintosh’s I Let You Go and Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

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    1. I haven’t reviewed any books I’ve listened to via audio. I usually use that medium to experience a book just for fun. I loved Gaiman’s the Ocean at the End of the Lane so I will definitely need to check out his others. I find thrillers always make for good audio stories as well.

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  2. Some of my favorite audiobooks are …
    The Good Dream, Donna VanLiere
    Lethal, Sandra Brown
    Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
    King & Maxwell series, David Baldacci (beware the sounds of real gun fire!)

    I’m currently listening to Stephen King’s IT. The narrator is fantastic.

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  3. Audiobooks are wonderful. I can’t listen to them when I drive, though. I often get more interested in the book than the driving and well, that isn’t a good idea! I know these are kid lit, but any of the audiobooks by Brian Jacques are absolutely stellar. If you can find something read by Patrick Stewart, snag it! Also, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ read by Madeline L’Engle is very good. It is always enjoyable to hear an author read their own works. AND you can get proper pronunciations of names. Looking at our day and time period, it might be a good idea to seek out ‘Alas, Babylon’ by Pat Frank. Sobering. OK, I’ll stop! So many more fun listens to out there–but, truly, Biran Jacques is by far the best! (he wrote his books so children who could not see could experience them.)

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    1. I listen to mine most when I’m driving, especially on long road trips and I am thankful it doesn’t affect my driving ability. I loved A Wrinkle in Time so I will have to listen to it. Have you even listened to anything by Neil Gaiman? If not definitely check out The Ocean at the End of the Lane!

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  4. Audiobooks changed my life for the final years of my commute in L.A. I’m sorry I didn’t discover them sooner. Now, no longer commuting, I listen to fewer, but enjoy them. I enjoyed a recording of Anna Karenina over many days of commuting. A particularly appealing one is Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle,” engagingly read (with great characterizations) by the actor Tony Roberts. Thanks for visiting Under Western Skies.

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  5. I haven’t tried audiobooks, I still like the physical book. For my commute i find myself listening to podcasts. Might also be because I am not sure if I can get into audiobooks if the narrator has a dull voice, which is also something I look for when I listen to my podcasts.

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    1. I have been getting into podcasts more recently too. I agree that the narrators had to have an engaging voice and that seems to be more common in audiobooks because it is almost like a type of performance art.

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      1. I might try one after all, it’s a lot faster to listen to a book than read one. I’m such a slow reader, hence I like the feeling of completion when it comes to physical books.

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