I will be sharing my reading stats in tomorrow’s post, but spoiler- I listened to quite a few audiobooks in 2019. The books I am sharing today are the ones I think I loved even more having had listened to them on audio. Some books are better that way!
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
Like I said in yesterday’s post, The Only Plane in the Sky was my favourite non fiction book of the year. I think it was even better because I listened to it. It is a full cast (45 people to be exact) and it really makes hearing about each person’s experience that much more personal and powerful. I have never cried so much while listening to an audiobook.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones and the Six is written as a script and feels as though it was written to be an audiobook. The casting for the audiobook was perfection and they each brought their character to life. It truly felt like you were listening to an interview of real Hollywood musicians. I have never had an experience quite like it!
Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson
I always love when each of the different perspectives in an audiobook has a different narrator. That was the case in Beyond the Point and it helped me to connect to each of the three women who we follow. The story itself is incredible and has opened my eyes to military fiction, a genre I had never considered my thing in the past.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
I love when the author themselves reads their book, especially when they have a voice like Neil Gaiman’s. The story of Loki and Thor is already delightful, but hearing Gaiman’s interpretation made it even more so. I don’t think I have ever had so much fun while listening to an audiobook! I need to listen to more by him.
Emma by Jane Austen
I listened to Emma on Audible and Emma Thompson was the narrator. I just adore her and I find her voice so soothing. There was also a full cast and the story was told almost as a play. It was such a delightful experience and I wish they did more classics that way. I think it helps to make them more accessible!
What is the best audiobook you listened to it 2019? What makes you love an audiobook?
12 thoughts on “The Best Audiobooks of 2019”
I adored Daisy Jones and The Six’s audiobook, it made the book so much better
Exactly! Such a unique audiobook.
I’m really looking forward to the Daisy Jones audiobook! I loved the book (in print), and have heard only good things about the audio version. 🙂
The audio is incredible. I am actually hoping to reread the book in print.
I didn’t realize there was an audio version of Emma narrated by Emma Thompson! That sounds amazing. Emma is one of my favorite Jane Austen novels and I’m due for a re-read. Thanks for sharing! I got really into audiobooks this year, one of my favorites was The Dutch House read by Tom Hanks. I also love hearing memoirs narrated by their authors.
Yes! You must listen. I absolutely aodred it.
I am actually listening to The Dutch House right now. Tom Hanks could narrate every book and I would be happy!
My favorite audiobook of the year was Daisy Jones, amazing !
It is so freaking good!
Daisy Jones & the Six was amazing as an audiobook. I read it by myself and then had to check out the audiobook as well. So good!
Such a unique experience!!
Daisy Jones was an excellent audiobook!