I love audiobooks! I have an hour long commute to and from work, and they keep me sane during the long drive and the time stuck in traffic. I also love listening on long drives to visit my family out of state. Whether you are a long time audiobook fan, or just trying to decide if they might be for you, here are a few of my favorites for you to check out. Then be sure to enter for a chance to win some new audiobooks to add to (or start) your collection.
1. The Entire Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling, read by Jim Dale
Even if you have tried audiobooks and decided that they are not for you, please give this series a try. Jim Dale is my favorite audiobook narrator, and his work on the Harry Potter books is outstanding. How one person can do so many voices and keep them all straight is beyond me, but it is a pleasure to listen to. I may have said this in an earlier post at some point, but I would gladly listen to Jim reading the phone book. He’s just that good.
Twitter : @JimnJules
2. Poirot’s Early Cases by Agatha Christie, read by Hugh Fraser and David Suchet
If you happen to be a fan of the BBC Poirot series, then you are in for a treat. This book contains 18 stories, and they are alternately read by Hugh Fraser, who plays Captain Hastings, and David Suchet, who plays Poirot. Both do an excellent job, and the familiar voices make this a perfect listen for any Agatha Christie fan.
Twitter – Hugh Fraser: @realhughfraser
Twitter – David Suchet: @David_Suchet
3. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, read by Jon Linstrom
Dark Matter is a sci-fi thriller full of unexpected twists and turns, terribly believable science, and a surprising amount of real emotion thrown in to keep you off your guard. Jon Linstrom did a great job of keeping the story flowing, the suspense high, and letting you feel what the protagonist, Jason, was feeling. I expected to like this book, but I ended up loving it.
A selection of audiobooks narrated by Jon Linstrom on Audible.com
4. The Seventh Plague by James Rollins, read by Christian Baskous
Is action adventure your thing? Christian Baskous narrates several of James Rollins’ Sigma Force novels, and I really enjoy his style. His smooth voice always fits perfectly with the action-packed story-lines.
5. Storm Front by Jim Butcher, read by James Marsters
A perfect start to a great urban fantasy series – Storm Front is still one of my favorite Harry Dresden novels. James Marsters is perfect as the voice of Harry, with just the right amount of sarcasm where appropriate. I thoroughly enjoy his narration of this series.
Want a chance to win a fantastic selection of 10 audiobooks? Enter here – US and Canada only.
Audiobooks for contest have been generously donated by various publishers, and will be a surprise!
Want to check out the other audiobook posts on the tour? Here’s the list of participants, and be sure to visit the Audio Publishers Association website.
The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog – Wednesday, Nov 1
Beth Fish Reads – Thursday, Nov 2
Reading Books Like a Boss – Friday, Nov 3
Collector of Book Boyfriends – Monday, Nov 6
Caffeinated Book Reviewer – Tuesday, Nov 7
Audio Gals – Wednesday, Nov 8
Under My Apple Tree – Thursday, Nov 9
Shelf Addiction – Friday, Nov 10
To Read or Not To Read – Monday, Nov 13
Adolescent Audio Adventures – Tuesday, Nov 14
I Am, Indeed – Wednesday, Nov 15
Enchantress of Books – Thursday, Nov 16.
The Maiden’s Court – Friday, Nov 17
A Bookworm’s World – Monday, Nov 20
Books, Movies Reviews Oh My – Tuesday, Nov 21
Joyfully Jay – Wednesday, Nov 22
Carol Baldwin Blog – Monday, Nov 27
Backwards Compatible Podcast Tuesday, Nov 28