Monday, June 21, 2010

Audio Book Week

It’s Audio Book Week
Today’s Topic is Why Audio Books?

I love audio books I listen to them all the time when I’m in the shower, doing dishes, driving, cleaning etc. My favorite audio books are the Outlander Series by, Diana Gabaldon read by, Davina Porter. I enjoy all genre’s of audio as I do in paper book reading my favorite genre’s to listen to on audio are Historical Fiction and anything that is humorous. I like listening to historical fiction because if they are set in other countries you get the accents and pronunciations that you may miss when reading them.

There are people out there that say audiobooks don’t count as “reading” which I personally think is ridicules because the content is exactly the same I am just absorbing it in a different way.

My Favorite Audio are:

In Historical Fiction-
The Shadow of the Wind by, Carlos Ruiz Zafron Narrated by, Jonathan Davis
The Help by, Kathryn Stocket Narrated by Multiple Voices

In Humorous/Chicklit/Fiction:
The Stephanie Plum Series by, Janet Evanovich Narrated by, Lorelei King
The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell by, Loraine Despres Narrated by, Zoe Thomas

In Mystery:

Anything by, Michael Connelly Narrated by, Len Cariou
Anything by, Jonathan Kellerman Narrated by, John Rubenstein

I really enjoy when books are in a series that it be the same narrator for all of them.

Tomorrow we will be discussing How to Write an Audiobook Review.

And thanks to Devourer of Books for the great ideas- Check out her website for some great audio giveaways


  1. If you like humorous audiobooks, I strongly recommend David Sedaris. He's not for everyone, but I think he's SO funny when narrating his own work (and not so much when I'm just reading his words).

  2. I currently have the audio of Tbe Help on hold at the library. I've read it already, but have a book club coming up, so I'm looking forward to listening to it this time. Glad to hear that you recommend it!

  3. I love audio books as well and have been listening to them for about (10) years. I think my first audio books were ones by Anne Tyler or Barbara Kingsolver, and James Patterson. It's easy to multi-task and enjoy a book, so what a reader's dream :)

  4. Hey Susie, I'm so glad you liked the audio of THE BAD BEHAVIOR OF BELLE CANTRELL. Thanks for mentioning it.

    Loraine Despres

  5. I think I need to get The Help on audio :)

  6. Sheila & Shelly The Help is a Great Audio its multi-voiced and really comes alive.

    Loraine- Your Very Welcome!