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Top Ten Tuesday: Audiobook Recommendations (March 26)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

You can see a list of upcoming themes here.

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. They make my commute (and errands) so much more enjoyable! It’s also an easy way to up the number of books you read each year. If you’re looking for a place to start with audiobooks, I’ve got a few favorites for you below.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

If you’re going to listen to only one audiobook, it HAS to be this. The book is a doorstop and has really interesting formatting which may not be for everyone. The full cast audiobook is accessible for everyone.

As You Wish by Cary Elwes

The Princess Bride is my favorite movie. I love everything about it. I don’t read much non-fiction but picked this up on whim. I’m so glad I did. Everything about the book was wonderful. The cast reading entries in the book, the behind the scenes stories, Cary Elwes’ voice. I didn’t think I could love the movie anymore but this book pushed me in that direction.

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

I like fantasy but I struggle with high fantasy. I muddled my way through book one because it was a bit slow moving. I tried book two on audio and was immediately captivated. What bothered me when I read the book became what I was drawn to while listening. This because one of my favorite series because the audiobooks were so wonderful.

The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey

Horror isn’t my usual type of book but there was something horrifyingly addictive about this series. The ick factor was up there so I’m not sure how I would have fared with reading it. I couldn’t stop listening though.

If you’re still on the fence about audiobooks, try listening to something you’ve read before. I’ve found it to be a great way to squeeze in rereads into my schedule.

Another option to try books you’ve want to read but they’re not super high on your TBR pile (I worked through the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis this way).

Give me your favorite audiobook recommendations!

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Audiobook Recommendations (March 26)”

  1. I so love fantasy on audio too! I find I keep up better with the world building, because when I read I tend to accidentally skim boring world building parts, which later comes back to bite me when I don’t remember details.😂 So YAS for audios!!

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  2. I’ve been meaning to dive into the Seven Realms series but have never bought them? BUT NOW I I KNOW IT HAS AN AUDIO BOOK FORMAT! AND WITH MY NEW AUDIO BOOK OBSSESION SPIRALLING OUT OF CONTROL! I am going to have to check it out! Thank you for the Recs!
    Happy Reading! ❤️❤️

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