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5 Better Than the Book Audiobooks [Vol. 1]

Audiobook Loving

It’s no secret that audiobooks are my jam! Here are a few books that I recommend you listen to versus reading the print version (if you can).

The Help, Kathryn Stockett

Narrators: Octavia Spencer, Bahni Turpin, Jenna Lamia and Cassandra Campbell. Edge of your seat dramatic. The audiobook version is FANTASTIC! The narrators (all of them) did an amazing job getting the Southern drawl of the ladies, as well as giving each of their characters a unique voice and attitude. I was thoroughly engrossed the entire time, and had no difficulty following along with the shifting points of view.

Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman

Narrator: Neil Gaiman. Unforgettable characters and imaginative alternate city. I was transported to the magical underbelly of London Below, engrossed with the characters I “met” along the way – especially Richard Mayhew – he’s one I will not forget anytime soon.

Rotters by Daniel Kraus

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Crazy Creepy. This is not exactly a horror book, but it will definitely creep you out and make your flesh crawl sometimes. And the voice of Baby – a grave digger gone crazy – oh my gosh, the Southern drawl tinted with a bit of manic frenzy is the stuff of nightmares!

Phantom, Jo Nesbo

Narrator: Robin Sachs. I adored the fact that I could get the proper pronunciation for names & places. The narrator, Robin Sachs, is excellent and he managed to get me totally immersed in the story from beginning to end. His voice and intonations captured the personality of Harry Hole and in my mind, he became him.

The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy, Laini Taylor

Narrated by Khristine Hvam. OMG these books! Not only do I love the story, but listening to the audiobooks just takes it to another level thanks to the excellent narration by Hvam.

Which audiobook would you recommend over the printed version?

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