Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Audiobook Week 2011: Midweek Meme

June is Audiobook Month and Jen at Devourer of Books is hosting a special week dedicated to audiobooks this week. I'm going to participate as much as I can.

Today's discussion topic is actually a quick meme that you just have to copy and fill in with your own answers.

Current/most recent audiobook: Chasing the Night by Iris Johansen and read by Jennifer Van Dyck

Impressions: I'm really enjoying it. I have been a long-time fan of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and this is latest one (out in Oct of 2010). I had been a little behind in the series and decided to listen to a few - the suspense hooks you and I find myself looking for reasons to get in my car to listen!

Current favorite audiobook: I have two -  House Rules by Jodi Picoult and Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir. House Rules was read by a great cast of narrators (Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, Rich Orlow, and Christopher Evan Welch) which I think enhanced the story. Lady Elizabeth was read by one narrator (Rosalyn Landor) who did a phenomenal job with the British accent and the use of Old English.

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: Still being relatively new to audio books and having only listened to 12 audios so far, I've only experienced a few different narrators but my favorite one so far is Jennifer Van Dyck.

Genre you most often choose to listen to: So far I've enjoyed listening to fiction, young adult and suspense.

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: I want to reread something or if I think the story will hold my interest via audio.

If given the choice, you will always choose print when: I know it's a book I want to keep on my shelves.



  1. Great post. I think it's fun to listen to something after you've read it because it's like a whole different story sometimes! :o)

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    Mickey @ imabookshark

  2. @Mickey @ imabookshark I think I am going to be doing that with a few books - definitely The Help and The Harry Potter series.

  3. I am a fan of the Eve Duncan series too and for the first time am going to listen to Eve narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck.

  4. I have had audiobooks that have kept me from wanting to get out of the car. In fact, lately I have been looking forward to lunches where I can just sit and listen for an hour. Unfortunately I fear it might be too hot to do that today! :)

  5. I'll have to try listening to House Rules. Multiple narrators when done correctly enhances the story for me.

  6. @ Nise: I had no idea they put Eve on audio - I love her as a narrator and now I am going to reserve my copy of Eve for my next audio!

    @ Melissa: I had been doing to trainings that were an hour away and I looked forward to the trip just b/c I knew would get in a chunk of listening time!

    @ Leslie: House Rules was so good...and I hear that Sing You Home is also done with multiple narrators.

  7. I'm getting so many great recommendations from this meme... can't wait to check out Lady Elizabeth!

  8. @JoAnn I am finding the same thing...I've added quite a few new titles to my must-listen-to list!

  9. I'll have to check out Jennifer Van Dyck's books. I'm always on the look out for a great new narrator.

  10. "If given the choice, you will always choose print when: I know it's a book I want to keep on my shelves."

    That's a great reason. I do struggle selecting books on audio because I have so many in print that I need to read, I don't want to get them in audio because it seems so redundant. I need to do a better job of managing the two.


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