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.
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)
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)
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)