I don’t frequently listen to audiobooks, but I try to do some occasionally. It helps me squeeze in some reading while I’m doing dishes or other mundane tasks. My mind has a tendency to drift. I lose my place and have to replay portions, but when they are good it’s like an entirely different experience. I may still not catch as much as I do if I am physically reading the book. Does anyone else struggle with this? It’s like going to a really great play though. The characters are given voices and it changes how you might have visualized them in your head (or even pronounced their names).
Some Great Listens due to Great Narrators
- Harry Potter Series written by J.K. Rowling and Narrated by Jim Dale (phenomenal)
- Anne of Greene Gables written by L.M. Montgomery and Narrated by Rachel McAdams
- The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) written by Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham, Narrated by Kristen Bell
- The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings Series written by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by Rob Inglis (I’ve only listened to The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring so far)
- The Night Circus written by Erin Morgenstern and Narrated by Jim Dale (need I say more)
- The Cruel Prince written by Holly Black Narrated by Caitlin Kelly
- Six of Crows written by Leigh Bardugo and Narrated by Jay Snyder
This is also my preferred medium for nonfiction.
What are your favorites? What should I add to my list for future listening? How do you squeeze in extra reading time?