I adore audiobooks, and this year they have been the only thing to really keep me reading. As many of you know we lost both of my husband's grandmothers in the same week of January. It was a shock to all of us, and with so many things up in the air for so long, I just lost all my enthusiasm for reading. For the longest time I didn't even want to pick up a book, but through out this time, I was still listening.
I always have an audiobook playing in my car no matter where I go. I adore audio, and can't even stand to listen to the radio anymore. If it hadn't been for the audio this past winter and spring, I would probably have read nothing. Eventually, it was the audio that drew me out of my slump, and reminded me how much I really enjoy reading.
This year I am trying audible--I haven't gotten a subscription yet, but I have ordered a couple of books. So far, I have found the experience enjoyable with both of the books I have tried. I just listened to one on my iPad this past weekend, and loved it.
Audiobooks will continue to be a staple in my reading diet. I can't go anywhere without listening to one in my car, but now I have discovered that listening on my iPod and iPad are possible too. (I got a lot of laundry done while listening to that audiobook yesterday.)
Here are some of my favorite audiobooks from the past year:
I love Janet Evanovich books and hers are some of the best listening experiences. Lorelei King reads this one as she does many of Evanovich's novels, and it was just a fun lighthearted read.
This book's witty banter was perfect for the audio listener. John Green has such smart and savvy dialogue that it is a pleasure to listen to this novel.
Octavia Spencer--do I need to say more? This production was brilliant, and very enjoyable.
Some books are difficult ones to read. You pick them up and put them down, and sometimes you need an extra push to get through them. Audio makes me read long after I would have set the physical book down. In this case, the audio leg me experience a phenomenal story that I doubt I would have finished without the audio. It was a brilliant novel and one I am really glad I got to experience.
What were your favorite books to listen to this year?