Hello fellow bookworms! It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!
What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.
This week’s theme is…
September 20: All About Audio freebie — aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with.
I only started listening to audiobooks this year, and I must admit, I am hooked! I never realized how awesome audiobooks were! I listen to them while I am in the car, at the gym, when I go running, and while doing housework. I actually read an extra 2+ books a month via audiobooks.
Here are a few of the best audiobooks that I’ve listened to this year…
» The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
This was my first Neil Gaiman book EVER. If you have never listened to a Neil Gaiman audiobook, you are really missing out! Neil Gaiman narrates his own books, and is probably one of the best narrators I’ve encountered in my year of listening to audiobooks.
» Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Ok, technically I read this book in print version, HOWEVER I did listen to a sample on audible. Jenny Lawson narrates her own book and I was able to tell in just a short excerpt that she nails it!
You can read my review here → Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
» The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle is narrated by Will Patton, an American actor who is best known for his roles in films like Remember the Titans, Armageddon, and Gone in 60 Seconds, is another one of my favorite narrators. His voice is perfect for the eerie tone of this series.
You can read my reviews here →
» Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Memoirs by comedians are best narrated by the comedians themselves. Amy Poehler delivers an excellent narration in her book, Yes Please.
You can read my review here → Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
» The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is narrated by Jeremy Irons. You may recognize his voice as the voice of Scar in Disney’s The Lion King. His voice is perfection.
You can read my “review” here → 5 Things The Alchemist Taught Me About Life
» A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
You can read my review here → Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
» The Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King
Another series narrated by narrated by Will Patton. Will’s voice is perfect for crime thrillers!
You can read my reviews for the first two books here →
» The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
This book was actually narrated by a few people. I will say that if possible, listening to The Painted Girls on audiobook is the way to go. Not having any experience with the French language, I would never have pronounced any of the names correctly. Plus French is such a beautiful language, so it really enriched my reading experience to have it read to me in a French accent.
You can read my review here →