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I love audiobooks! I started listening about 6 years ago when I traveled 4+ hours to my daughter’s college soccer games. They filled the tedious hours of driving alone. I got my husband hooked on audiobooks when we would go on road trips for football games. With Summer in full swing now, I thought it would be good to share my favorites. Audiobooks are perfect for car or plane trips or when you just want to relax and have someone read to you. 🙂 I also listen while exercising and doing chores, basically anytime when it is too cumbersome to hold a book! I went a bit over the top with my list — 20+ books! But I really liked them and just had to share.
10 20+ FAVORITE AUDIOBOOKS
While it is important to have a good story, a good reader/narrator is also important for a quality audiobook — timing and voices/accents are key. My husband and I got hooked on Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot mysteries. But just any old narrator will not do; we have to have Hugh Fraser! Lucky for us, a ton of Poirot audiobooks featuring Fraser are available. He does an excellent job in making Poirot come to life. Here are a few of our favorites.
The Christie audiobooks run about 6+ hours, making them a perfect choice for listening with others.
Along with the Christie mysteries, I have listened to some other excellent books. They vary in length, but have a two things in common: excellent stories and excellent narrators. The following have something for everyone — suspense, mystery, history. There is even a classic! Check them out!
The Advocate by Randy Singer, narrated by David Cochran Heath
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, narrated by Zach Appleman
Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill, narrated by Lisa Larsen
A Cry from The Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks, narrated by Teri Clark Linden
The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey, narrated by Gabe Wicks
Cuts Like A Knife by M.K. Gilroy, narrated by Coleen Marlo
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer, narrated by Joey Collins
Dubiosity by Christy Barritt, narrated by Joyce Bean
Fear Has A Name by Creston Mapes, narrated by Paul Michael
Longbourn by Jo Baker, narrated by Emma Fielding
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, narrated by Jessica Almasy/Suzanne Toren
The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
The Price of Privilege by Jessica Dotta, narrated by Amanda McKnight
The Racketeer by John Grisham, narrated by J.D. Jackson
Sycamore Row by John Grisham, narrated by Michael Beck
Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin, narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, narrated by Sissy Spacek
The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki, narrated by Madeleine Maby
Vanished by Irene Hannon, narrated by Celeste Ciulla
Water from My Heart by Charles Martin, narrated by Kevin Stilwell
What about you?
Do you listen to audiobooks?