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5 (More) Audiobooks That Are Better Than The Book

Audiobook Loving

In case 5 Better Than The Book Audiobooks wasn’t enough to make you try audiobooks – here are 5 more!

Island Beneath the Sea

Narrator: S. Epatha Merkerson. The audiobook was superbly narrated, and the French names and Haitian accent used for the people helped dropped me right into the story. Reading the physical book would have been a pleasure as well, but I would have not had as much of an immersive, emotional experience.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra

Narrator: Colette Whitaker. If I’d read the print book for A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, I probably would have put it down half-way through, not because it isn’t good – it’s superb – but because it’s so damn depressing! It is almost impossible to believe that one single narrator is responsible for voices with Russian and Chechen accents, plus voices of men, women, and children.

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King

Narrator: Will Patton. I had the print book forever, and found it hard to get into for some unknown reason. But when I got the audiobook, I was instantly hooked … and Will Patton is one of my favorite audiobook narrators. He also did Doctor Sleep and Mr. Mercedes – written by Stephen King and I adored his narration in those 2 as well.

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

Narrators: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell. Definitely get the audiobook of Code Name Verity, because the narrators are just so amazing. They take you deep into the story, first, hearing from “Verity” who has been captured by the Gestapo, and then later, we get “Maddie’s side, who is her best friend, and a female pilot.

The Devil’s Star, Jo Nesbo

Narrator: Robin Sachs. Robin Sachs IS Harry Hole. I listened to him narrate Phantom last year  and it was a pleasure to hear him again in this book.  He passed away suddenly, so he’s not the narrator for other books in the series, and I hate to say it, but it’s not the same … still good – but he truly became that character for me.

Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, what’s been your favorite this year?

Here’s a list the first part in this series – 5 Better Than the Book Audiobooks.

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