2010-2011 My Audiobook Year
I am an "in the car" audiobook listener. I don't listen to the radio or music in my car, I listen to books. Reading this way utilizes that time when I am driving to work and back and occasional lunches where I just sit in my car and listen. I find listening in my car gets me ready for the day, and helps me unwind after a stressful day. At lunches it provides an opportunity to escape from the pressures of work.
In the last year I have read (or listened to rather) some remarkable audiobooks. Here are a few of my favorites:
I am a huge fan of Rick Riordan, but his stories simply come alive in the audio versions of his book. (My Review)
I love fantasy, but sometimes starting it can be a bit tedious. Fantasy usually involves a lot of world building, and getting past that to the action can sometimes cause me to put the book down before I get to the good part. Audio keeps me interested and keeps me listening. Without the audio, I doubt I would have enjoyed this gem of a book. Excellent narration and believable voices. (My Review)
There are some books out there that audio just makes better. In truth, I didn't care for the characters in Jumped all that much. They were selfish and very self centered. When I first read the book I really didn't enjoy it all that much. When it became assigned reading for one of my committees I knew I was going to have to read it again, so I picked up the audio. The audio for this book is outstanding--one of the best. (My Review)