I am all about audio books. I have had a subscription to Audible for six years now. I listen to them all the time. While I am getting ready in the morning, while I am cleaning my house, while I am walking around Beijing. I am on a bus for at least an hour a day and this is what I listen to. It makes me feel as if I am getting something accomplished. Here are my top picks.
I first remember listening to these books as a kid on epic road trip with the family. I know that I listened to Decided when I was twelve because one of the characters is that age. I remember listening and thinking that the UK of the 1960’s- 1990 that they represent was The. Most. Exotic. Thing. Ever. I still love them love them. I will love them forever. I don’t care what anyone says, I will never stop listening to these. I actually like these better as audiobooks.
Read by the author and it is perfection. I am not generally a huge fan of an author reading their own work but I make an exception for Neil Gaiman. I saw as I was linking to Audible just now that there is a full cast version. I might just have to spring for it.
This book is amazing enough on its own but read in Lauren Molina’s perfectly old fashioned voice it is brought up a notch. This is a shining example of the ability of the best audiobooks having the potential to improve and influence the story experience.
This is another one from my childhood but it is one of my favorite full cast performances of a book ever. I searched around on Audible until I was sure that it was this version. It is abridged, which I didn’t realize at age 9 but I am willing to overlook it in this case.
I get very loyal to certain narrators and sometimes download a listen to things that I wouldn’t normally even look at if the right person is narrating it. Does anyone else do that?