First, a HUGE THANK YOU to my friend Rachel over at BookwormMama for designing my gorgeous new “Sunday Book Club” graphic (in response to my brother’s comment that my previous one looked “creepy”). Doesn’t it look wonderful? I want to sit down in those chairs with y’all and chat books!!
So, let’s do just that!
Today, I want to talk about audiobooks.
Confession: I am not a fan of most audiobooks. A lot of narrators have inflections that sound odd to me – and not at all the way it sounds in my head when I’m reading the actual book. This becomes irritating very quickly. Also, I typically read faster than they talk so I’m constantly itching to take the book back from them and just do it myself lol.
BUT… I have found a handful of audiobooks that I truly enjoy. The narrators of these books elevate the quality beyond just a token reading of the text and make the experience truly entertaining, almost a form of “radio theater”.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- the Harry Potter series read by Jim Dale (PHENOMENAL! I
recommendshove these at everyone)
- anything from narrator Barbara McCulloh (my personal favorite so far is Now and Forever by Mary Connealy)
Ok. Now it’s your turn. What are some of YOUR favorite audiobooks? And what makes them your favorites?