Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Audiobook ideas - help!

Are there any audiobooks that you would definitely recommend to someone whose concentration isn't always what it could be? I wanted to cancel my audible account but I can get six books before I do so I might as well get ones I'll actually enjoy!

Please share your favorites with me!


Unknown said...

Testimony by Anita Shreve is a fantastic audio book and so is Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. I don't listen to many, but those two have stood out as being perfect for listening to. Enjoy selecting which ones you'd like to listen to :-)

Carina said...

I really adored the audiobooks of The Help and The Lonely Polygamist.

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

All the Harry Potters read by Stephen Fry; Around the World in 80 Days read by Jim Dale; Scaramouche and Captain Blood, both by Rafael Sabatini (don't remember who was the reader); Guliver's Travels read by Hugh Laurie.

Let us know what you ended up chosing!

joanna said...

Jackie - I have Child 44 as a 'real' book but not the Anita Shreve, I'll check it out, thanks.

Carina - I haven't even heard of the second one, but I love the title! :-)

Alex - Thanks for the ideas - I will definitely let you know if I ever make up my mind. ;-)

Eva said...

One of my very favourites is Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman narrated by Lenny Henry. So fun! And it doesn't require a ton of concentration (unlike, say, Shalimar the Clown, lol). I also really enjoyed Ireland by Frank Delaney, narrated by the author...the book's style really suits audio format.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

I do MUCH better with YA on audio than any other genre. Thirteen Reasons Why was fantastic as was Wintergirls. I enjoyed The Book Thief (had already read the book) and PaperTowns by John Green. Try YA--seems to be shorter than regular books and really captivating!