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FIVE on FRIDAY: Audio Books I am considering…

I am only a third into The Iliad with plenty of hours (15) still to go, but I have a credit to spend on Audible… and I am starting to think about what I want to listen to next. My first impulse is always a non-fiction book, probably an autobiography, but I would like to try something different…  I was looking around and I have come up with a list of five books I would be interested in.

1. Sadie (Courney Summers) – I have heard a lot of good things about the audio book for this one. The podcast element makes this an interesting option.

2. The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy) – I have tried to read the physical book a couple of times in the past and found it hard to get into. I found an audio version narrated by Alan Rickman, which I might try.

3. Born a Crime (Trevor Noah) – An autobiography that I have heard so many people talk about. Trevor Noah of course narrates it himself.

4. Storm Front (Jim Butcher) – The first book of the Dresden Files. This series intrigues me. The fact that James Marsters narrates it, makes it very tempting to give a go.

5. Darkdawn (Jay Kristoff) – It’s definitely an option, but the audio book is 21 hours long, so quite a commitment again.

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Which one would you choose? Or do you have any audio book recommendations in general? I heard that The Poet X is very good, but unfortunately not available on Audible.

I would love to hear your thoughts and recs!

L. xx

2 thoughts on “FIVE on FRIDAY: Audio Books I am considering…

  1. I’ve listened to the first two in the Dresden Files and James Marsters is a fantastic narrator. I was lucky enough to find them in the library though and tbh I’m not sure I’d want to use an audible credit. He’s a great narrator but the story was just OK.

    I also listened to some of Nevernight on audio and it’s great (it helped me get started on the series) but it’s less obvious what’s a footnote as the narrator just reads them at the relevant point. It may work for you or it may not.

    At the moment I’m really loving the Illuminae files on audio but was also a big fan of Daisy Jones and the Six, The Diviners by Libba Bray and Seanan McGuires Wayward Children (although they’re only about 4 hrs so maybe not worth using a credit?)

    1. Thanks for that! I had not considered the footnotes with Darkdawn! I have already read Daisy Jones (in physical form), but I can imagine how that one would work great on audio! I haven’t read The Diviners though… and that’s a big book!

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