We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is an audio freebie and I decided to go for Audiobooks! Last year I discovered audiobooks and I enjoy them so much. I’ve listened to about 90 books so far and I have to admit it was pretty difficult to pick 10. Let’s take a look!
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
I started my audiobook adventure with the Harry Potter series. Since I’m so familiar with these I eased into the whole audiobook thing and got used to it. Stephen Fry narrated the version I got and it’s the best thing ever. I already listened to the first book again and might do another round with the audiobooks soon. The narration is the absolute best and I could honestly end the list here and be happy about it haha.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander
Eddie Redmayne narrates the new version of this one and it’s so wonderful. I adore the Fantastic Beasts movies and think they did a great job of getting Eddie to narrate this audiobook. He does it really well and it’s a joy to listen to.
The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas
This was a pretty recent audiobook and I already posted my review for this one. I loved this book but the audiobook was also great. We got different voices for the different POV’s and they were very distinct.
The Wicked Ones – Cassandra Clare & Robin Wasserman
This is part of the Ghosts of the Shadow Market anthology and I could’ve put all of them on this list. But I wanted to highlight this one specifically. It is narrated by Emily Best Rickards (Felicity from Arrow) and I adore her. Most of these are narrated by celebrities and I also loved the narration by Candice King (The Vampire Diaries) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine Nine). But The Wicked Ones holds a special place in my heart, it was possibly my favorite story out of all of them.
Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series – Danielle Garrett
I decided to try these books because I thought the titles were pretty funny. These are supernatural cosy mysteries and I really enjoy those. The narration is good and the stories are easy and fun. These books are just great if you don’t want a heavy book but just want to enjoy yourself for a couple of hours.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
There are a couple of versions of these I believe but I loved the ones with the music in it. In between chapters or maybe parts of the story, we got a little musical interlude and I really adored those. I’m not the biggest fan of this series in general but I do think the audiobooks were quite good.
The Murderbot Diaries – Martha Wells
I adored this series so so much! We follow an AI and it has the best humor ever. I thought the audiobooks were very well done and the narration was great. It really sounds like an AI is telling you this story and that is both due to the great narration and to the awesome writing of the books. I can’t wait for the full length novel!
The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven
One of my absolute favorite books of last year <3 I listened to this one almost immediately after it came out and I met the author this year. She is such a lovely person and I’m excited to be reading the sequel. I really liked the audiobook for this one, the voice of Izzy just sounds right. But I do have to warn you, while this book takes place in the USA, our narrator has an UK accent so that was a bit confusing for me the first time haha.
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
This book was quite the beast and it took me a pretty long time to listen to this one from start to finish. But the more I listened and the more I started to like this book. The narration was once again great and to me the voice sounded like I was picturing the people in this book. There are a couple of difficult words in this one and I was nice having someone read them to me instead of me falling all over them myself.
Ace of Shades – Amanda Foody
I didn’t have great expectations for this book to be honest. There were quite some negative reviews but when I came across the audiobook I decided to give it a go. And I’m happy my expectations were lowered, because now this book got to surprise me. I really liked the book in general but the audiobook was great at as well. The narration was very well done.
So this are a couple of my favorite audiobooks ever. Do you listen to audiobooks? And which ones are your favorites? Did you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!