(2016) Best Of: Audiobooks

Posted January 19, 2017 by Bonnie in Best Of / 4 Comments

I’ve already done my End of Year Survey for 2016 but I felt the need to call attention to audiobooks in specific because I listened to more audiobooks in 2016 than ever before. I read a total of 175 books last year and a whopping 57 of them were audiobooks! According to my Reading spreadsheet, I spent 27,351 minutes listening to books (or 18 days, 23 hours, and 51 minutes) which is basically forever so special mention was due.

My following picks, broken down by genre, were all not only fabulous stories but possessed a narrator which took the experience above and beyond. All but one narrator (Will Patton) were brand new to me and I will definitely be looking up the narrator’s book of work vs. just the authors.

Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Euan Morton (Narrator)
The Voodoo Killings (Kincaid Strange #1) by Kristi Charish, Susannah Jones (Narrator)
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel, Andy Secombe (Narrator), Eric Meyers (Narrator), Laurel Lefkow (Narrator), Charlie Anson (Narrator), Liza Ross (Narrator), William Hope (Narrator), Christoper Ragland (Narrator) , Katharine Mangold (Narrator), Adna Sablyich (Narrator)

Horror

Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn, Julia Whelan (Narrator)
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, Gibson Frazier (Narrator)
The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp, Joe Jameson (Narrator)

Mystery

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey (Narrator), India Fisher (Narrator)
End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3) by Stephen King, Will Patton (Narrator)
Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy, MacLeod Andrews (Narrator)

Contemporary

Heartburn by Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep (Narrator)
Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach, Francisco Pryor Garat (Narrator)
After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes, Anna Acton (Narrator)

Memoirs

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (Author & Narrator), Carol Burnett (Narrator), Seth Meyers (Narrator), Mike Schur (Narrator), Eileen Poehler (Narrator), William Poehler (Narrator), Patrick Stewart (Narrator), Kathleen Turner (Narrator)
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (Author & Narrator)
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (Author & Narrator)

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4 responses to “(2016) Best Of: Audiobooks

  1. Lots of suggestions here for me to check out, thanks! I only started listening to audiobooks last year (I know, I know)and have found them a little hit and miss – think I need to make a habit of listening to a sample first because some of the narrators drive me mental!

    • Oh I NEVER pick up an audiobook without first listening to the narrator. Narrator makes it or breaks it and it’s so essential to enjoyment. It took me a long time to really get into audiobooks but I’ve grown to love them. 🙂
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