{Top Ten Tuesday} Liza’s Favorite Audiobooks!

Posted August 8, 2017 by Liza in Top 10 Tuesday / 11 Comments

So, there’s a break in the TTT topics until August, but since I’ve missed so many, I decided to keep going with other topics and maybe some that I missed.  Today, I’m featuring my favorite audiobooks ever!

I love audiobooks.  I stared listening to them when I moved to Maryland and my commute was over one hour long.  Now, my commute is 20-30 minutes per day but I developed a deep love for the format.  Books come alive and convey feelings and tome so easily when you listen to them.  Here are a few of my favorites:

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum, narrated by Abigail Revasch , Kirby Heyborne (Audible) –  I still have to review this book, so all I’m saying is that is beautifully sad and stunningly hopeful.

 

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, narrated by Jorjeana Marie , Will Damron ,Cassandra Morris , Michael Crouch (Audible) –  This book is amazing and the audiobook has one narrator per main character. It was and incredible experience.   (Review)

Uprooted by Naomi Novik, narrated by Julia Emelin (Audible)-  An outstanding fantasy of Russian roots and the narrator brought it alive with her voice acting and her pronunciation of all the difficult words. (Review)

The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima, narrated by Carol Monda (Audible) – The Seven Realms is one of my favorite fantasy series and I ‘read’ it all in audio.  It was a great experience for me and the narrator did a great job. (Review)

 

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, narrated by Rebecca Macauley (Audible) –  It took me a bit to get used to the accent, but I have to say that this is one amazing book and the narration did it justice since it made it very heartfelt.  (Review)

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay, narrated by  Kirby Heyborne, Candace Thaxton (Audible) –  Wow!  This is one of my favorite books.  Heartbreaking, heartwarming, amazing characters, awesome narrators.  Go read it!  Oh, and if you can get Millay to write another book I will thank you forever! (Review)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, narrated by Allan Corduner (Audible)  – Narrated by an actor Scottish actor that manage to make justice to this masterpiece.  The story came alive with Death’s narration of Liesel’s incredible story.  (Review)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Steve West , Fiona Hardingham (Audible) –  If you’ve been around this blog before you must know that I adore Stiefvater’s books.  The Scorpio Races is my favorite (Please cover your ears Gansey!) It’s lyrical, graceful, magnificent and insightful  (Review)

The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger, narrated by Emily Gray (Audible) –  This is an adult series that is a mix of paranormal and steampunk and it’s all kinds of awesome!  If funny, witty, stories with ghosts, werewolves, vampires and such is your thing, this is a series for you! (Review)

Confess by Coleen Hoover, narrated by Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York (Audible) –  I really liked Confess, but I really included this one to the list because it’s narrated by two of my favorite voice actors.  If a book is narrated by Elizabeth Louise or Sebastian Your, you’re in for a win! (Review)

How about you?  Do you listen to audibooks?  Why yes/No?

Liza
Liza

Liza

I'm an avid reader (since I learned to read at age four) and a book blogger (since May, 2011).I read mostly YA, but I also read romance, new adult and some middle grade.

Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)
Liza

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11 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Liza’s Favorite Audiobooks!

  1. Leah

    Rebecca Soler is one of my favorites. She does The Lunar Chronicles, and I think Caraval. She’s a delight! Also, Neil Gaiman narrating his works is pure auditory poetry!

    Great suggestions!

  2. **Sorry for duplicate comments, but I forgot to put in my website link. Ahhh.
    I’m not an auditory learner in any way, but I have some of these books on my TBR. The Parasol Protectorate series sounds so lovely. I am tempted to give it a try next week. Oh! I am on the second book of the Seven Realms series. The first book was so good. It makes me happy to see that you already read it and liked it. So excited to read more by Cinda Williams Chima.
    Awesome list, Liza

  3. I’m not an auditory learner in any way, but I have some of these books on my TBR. The Parasol Protectorate series sounds so lovely. I am tempted to give it a try next week. Oh! I am on the second book of the Seven Realms series. The first book was so good. It makes me happy to see that you already read it and liked it. So excited to read more by Cinda Williams Chima.
    Awesome list, Liza.

  4. I STILL haven’t tried an audiobook yet but I’ve really been wanting too. I’m worried I won’t be able to focus on it. My plan is to try a book that I’ve read a million times like Pride & Prejudice just in case my attention starts to wander. lol! I will have to remember these ones too, just in case it works out well. I feel like I could get more done around the house if I listened to books.

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      That’s a good way to start! You can get them from the library on CD form or digitally (at least we can in my local library 🙂 ) Yep, I listen while I drive, do chores and work on my crafts.

  5. I have grown to love audiobooks as a way to help me clear my TBR, but I do terribly with them if they are not contemporaries. Glad to see most of these are the type I could listen to. One audiobook I loved was Shatter Me. I actually read the other two books in that narrator’s voice and using her cadence, because it was perfect for the story.

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      I had difficulty with fantasy in audio at the beginning because of the strange names of characters and places, but I’ve gotten better at it.

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