Audiobooks are a rising star amongst many readers. They make it easy to finish books when you are busy doing household chores or driving. And some are made into a bit of an art.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get into audiobooks like others have been able to. I tried one, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, but that didn’t quite work for me. I didn’t hate it but as my mind wandered I would miss pieces. I’m scared that I would have that more often.
Still there are some that sound interesting as an audiobook. You will see that this list mostly consists of books I have already read as I think that would be best for me to give audio books another try. I didn’t actually look if these are all available as audio books. But then they should be made into audio books.
This was prompted by The Broke and the Bookish with this week it being all about audio freebie.
- The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
I would love to hear how this trilogy would be done with Bartimaeus and his footnotes. Bartimaeus has such a distinct voice in the books that I think that would be hard to get right.
- The Demon King (Seven Realms 1) by Cinda Williams Chima
I’d also love to try this favorite book.
- The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle 1) by Maggie Stiefvater
I wonder how the characters and the general feeling of the book would come across on audio.
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I heard this audio book is rather good.
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
I haven’t read this book but I heard there is an audio book with a full cast. That sounds rather interesting.
- Illuminae (Illuminae Files 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I’ve seen people reading this as audio book and I can’t keep wondering how that would be. Do you need the book next to it or is it vividly described?