Audiobooks I Own and Still Haven’t Listened To

The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag (4)

I saw that Bookish Luna wrote a post talking about her un-listened to audiobooks and I though that was a great idea- so I had to do it as well!  I get most of my audiobooks through the library, so I do not own too many audiobooks, but it is more than I was expecting.  I hope to get to all of these in 2019, and would love to know which one I should start with!

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Narrated by: Gibson Frazier

I have to admit that I started listening to this book at the beginning of last year but didn’t get very far.  To be fair, that was before I really embraced audiobooks, so I need to give We are the Ants another chance.  I have heard only amazing things about it and I really did enjoy the idea of the story.

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau

Trail of Lightning sounds amazing and there is something about it that makes me think it will be epic on audiobook.  I am hoping to get to it in the near future.  I am in the mood for a really great urban fantasy/dystopian novel and this one looks like it is going to scratch that itch perfectly!

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

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Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Frankie Maria Corzo

I love audiobooks with dual narrators! They really bring the story to life. Historical fiction is my favourite genre, but I realized that I have not listened to a lot of them on audiobook. I have a feeling that Next Year in Havana will be a good place to start.  It sounds very atmospheric and romantic.

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

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Narrated by: Brandon Williams

There was a time where I was seeing The Anomaly everywhere, and I do not know why but something about it intrigued me. I think it was the blurb “If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era” that really caught my attention.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer

I have heard great things about Braiding Sweetgrass and I enjoy listening to nonfiction.  I also love when the author narrates their own work, and I have been told that she does a brilliant job.  I am looking forward to learning from her.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh

I adore Chimamanda and I can not believe that I have yet to read Americanah- I have only heard amazing things about it! This is definitely a high priority. I listened to the sample and I can already tell that I am going to love it.

David Copperfield by Charles Dickons

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Narrated by: Richard Armitage

I never had too much interest in reading David Copperfield but when I grabbed the audiobook version for a really great deal.  I also think audiobooks are a great way to get through classics that I might otherwise struggle with due to the language, the length, etc.  I really do want to get to it at some point in 2019.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

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Narrated by: Linda Lavin

I was initially interesting in The Boston Girl because Boston is my favourite city, but the more I looked in to it, the more I realized how much it sounds like the perfect book for me. It is a historical fiction focusing on a generation of women-that it right in my wheelhouse!

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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Narrated by: Eileen Stevens

I love listening to memoirs on audiobook and I am intrigued by Small Fry.  Lisa is Steve Jobs’s daughter and she talks about the complicated relationship that she had with him.  I have been hearing pretty good things about it.

Emma by Jane Austen

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I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to read Emma! It is ridiculous considering that I love Jane Austen.  The version I have is narrated by Emma Thompson, who I love and has an amazing voice.  I think it is going to be such an enjoyable experience!

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

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Narrated by: Martin Jarvis

I love Gaiman’s writing and have been meaning to read Pratchett, so Good Omens seems like the perfect book for me.  I have heard that it is absolutely hilarious! I have been told that the audiobook is a must-listen.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Narrated by: Thandie Newton

Another confession- I have not read Jane Eyre! I know, I know- it is so many people’s favourite classic.  This is another case where I think having the audiobook will push me to get to it sooner rather than later.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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Narrated by: David Pittu

I have been meaning to read The Goldfinch for years. Donna Tartt is an author that I know I am going to love, but this book is just so long.  The audiobook is over 32 hours! I need to just buckle down and start it.

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25 thoughts on “Audiobooks I Own and Still Haven’t Listened To

  1. Reading the Goldfinch in audiobook seems very daunting, even though I absolutely loved the book! Emma is also a fun read, it’s super enjoyable and I think would be great in audio format if done by the right person. 🙂

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  2. Oooh I just listened to the audiobook for Jane Eyre! Not sure if it was the same one, but it was really good! And I’m sure the audiobook for Emma is incredible if it’s narrated by Emma Thompson. That’s one of my favorite Jane Austen books 😀 I agree that audiobooks are a great way to get through long classics that you might not read otherwise!

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    1. I started with podcasts which I think helped me get used to the idea of focusing on audio. I then realized that I could get through so many more books if I listened to audiobooks while cooking, cleaning, driving, etc. I think it is important to find a narrator that you love to start with!

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