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😆 You hit my funny bone this morning, Shan! It’s hard to pick just one... Educated by Tara Westover was my driving in the car scared moment (so many car accidents!!) But my favorite has to be A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith because of all the NY Italian, Irish, Brooklyn accents. It is sheer delight!
My favorite audiobook is This Too Shall Last by KJ Ramsey!! She reads the book herself and it’s always so poignant to me when an author reads their own printed words. They know they reflection and tone when they thought of it, they know where to put more emphasis in the sentence. It make the experience of reading the author’s words all the more inviting. 😁
My top few reads/listens in the last year or so are:
- The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro (narrated superbly by Simon Prebble)
-News of the World, Paulette Jiles (read by Grover Gardner, who just makes the experience so wonderful!)
-Born A Crime, written and read by Trevor Noah
-At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver reads her soul-satisfying poetry herself
-The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides will keep you on the edge of your seat
-The Dutch House, Ann Patchett (narrated perfectly by Tom Hanks)
-Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey’s story of his time as a park ranger in the southwest
Best audiobook I ever listened to RECENTLY was Remarkably Bright Creatures. So fun!
I really like audiobooks because I can multitask while listening. I’m new to your IG and I enjoy your content. 🤍
Ha, you crack me up! Becoming by Michelle Obama is fantastic in itself, but to hear it in her voice is perfection. You truly get a sense for precisely how she feels with each inflection. I totally get it though….it took me forever to start listening to books.
Any of the HP narrated books by Jim Dale! He does the best voices for all of the characters.
Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton. Eleven narrators, including Dolly herself!
Big audiobook guy! (Interrupting a listen to Thomas Keeting to comment ☺️) As a kid on long road trips it was hands down the Mrs. Polifax spy mystery series--the reader was so incredible at voices. As an adult, two stand out. Heavy by Kiese Laymon, probably the best memoir I’ve ever read. And Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile. She intersperses it with a whole bunch of acoustic covers and versions of her own music and it is absolutely stunning.
Thanks for the giggles this morning! My favorite audiobook is Homegoing…the narrator’s ability to switch accents and genders and time periods and make every single character feel so real is AMAZING. It was also very impactful for me in understanding why we need real, whole picture history taught in the United States!
I loved Malcolm Galdwell’s Talking to Strangers
My favorite grownup audio book to listen to is “Born A Crime” read by the author, Trevor Noah. My favorite children’s audiobooks are the Ramona Quimby series read by Stockard Channing and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever read by Elaine Stritch.
I, too, am not an audiobook lover. (Please don't enter me in the drawing; I just wanted to comment. 😅) But when I do listen, usually on road trips, I like memoirs read by the author. It really brings the book alive!