My Latest Bookish Addiction [17] – Audiobooks Give Me Life!

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In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.

This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Audiobooks… Again… Again! 

Audiobooks again again? What the heck does that mean?

Well, I’ve now posted about audiobooks being a bookish addiction twice now, so this is the third time but seriously. IT’S RELEVANT. I promise.

Because I went through all of my books that I’ve read so far this year and I’ve ready a grand total of… *drumroll please* 59! (Okay, at that number wasn’t big.)

But guess how many were audiobooks? 41. FOURTY-ONE BOOKS OUT OF FIFTY-NINE. That’s 70% audiobooks this year. What would I do without them!? No, seriously, what would I do? I would be listening to music while I work or drive, which is all well and good, but I would have read… 18 books this year? Huh!? That’s insane.

Audiobooks give me life. I’ve been sooooo busy with candles that I don’t have time to sit and read. I don’t have to read. Hell, I don’t have time to sit. So I listen to audiobooks while I do most things and THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT. So yes, we’re talking about audiobooks for a third time here on this feature that I give little love to. Because we need to!

Instead of rehashing all the wonderful things about audiobooks, let’s skip straight to my favorites from this year!


THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne.
Narrated by Katie Schorr.
This book was so cute! I loved the tension between the characters, there was some serious snark and serious romance, and the overall feel was just fun! Katie Schorr’s voice is a little high-pitched but I actually thought it added a cuteness to the book, somehow!| Audible

AMY AND ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson. 
Narrated by Suzy Jackson.
This was my second Morgan Matson book and I loved the balance between serious and fun. The story was great, I loved the music selections included, and the message was just lovely. I’ve listened to Suzy Jackson before and I like her voice for YA contemporary! | Audible

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. 
Narrated by Jim Dale. 
This was a re-read for me and it was even more magical the second time around! I adore Jim Dale and his narration. He just has that narrator’s voice!! | Audible

THE QUEEN’S THIEF SERIES by Megan Whelan Turner. 
Narrated by Steve West. 
I picked this up specifically because STEVE WEST. Sigh. I love his voice. But I also did want to read this series so I’m so glad I read it and binged! | Audible

STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor. 
Narrated by Steve West. 
Yeah, so? So what if I’ve listened to Steve West narrate like 8 books to me this year? What of it? But no, really. Laini Taylor’s books are just gorgeous and this may be my favorite read so far this year. | Audible

THE SHADES OF MAGIC TRILOGY by V.E. Schwab. 
Narrated by Steven Crossley (book one), Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (books two/three).
Part of the reason I wanted to read these books was because I wanted to listen to more Michael Kramer. I adore his narration and I always need more! The books were also very good haha! | Audible

And my favorite part of any audiobook, the Audible guy! “Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program.” Don’t you just love him?


Of course I can’t let you go without making some recommendations. Last time I just threw out some audiobook recs but I’m digging a little deeper this time — audio beginner or master, there’s something here for everyone! 

FAVORITE NARRATORS

  • Steve West | The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whelan Turner, The Crown’s Game duology be Evelyn Skye
  • Fiona HardinghamThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Jim Dale | Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • MacLeod Andrews | Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown, The Reckoners Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Michael Kramer | The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab
  • Michael Page | The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch
  • Neil Gaiman | The Graveyard Book and others by Neil Gaiman

CELEBRITY NARRATORS

  • Wil Wheaton | Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Armada by Ernest Cline
  • Jesse Eisenberg | The Curse Workers Trilogy by Holly Black
  • Anne Hathaway | The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

MY AUDIOBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Check out my audiobook list on Goodreads for even MORE recommendations or you can always comment or email me for recs! These are the ones I would start with but I’ve listened to a bunch more than I’ve also enjoyed! What audiobooks do YOU recommend?

2 thoughts on “My Latest Bookish Addiction [17] – Audiobooks Give Me Life!

  1. Lauren (@bookmarklit)

    I used to love audiobooks to help beef up my reading each year! I listen to them considerably less now that I don’t have a commute anymore, but I hope to get back into it at some point. I listen to podcasts when I shower/get ready and sometimes while I cook, but I otherwise don’t listen to many things!

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  2. Gayathri

    I do not usually hear audiobooks. TBH I have read just two audiobooks in my life, and those too very recently, And you know what? I loved it. So here I am adding books from your blog into my TBR pile or should I say To Be Heard pile. Thanks.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

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