Favorite Audible listens #2

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Hi friends! I shared with you before my favourite books I listened on Audible, and since then I have new ones. So, I thought it’s time to do a second round. If you want to read my previous one, please click this link.  As you know, not all books are suitable to listen to as Audio books, and you never know it before you start listening. And sometimes, sadly, it may become the reason we DNF a good book unfairly. So, here I will list the books I loved and I thought listening to them added another dimension and made it a very good experience. So, here is the list since the last time:

 1. I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell:

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I loved this book, it was a 5 star read for me. I did a separate post to review it. So, if you’re interested to see my thoughts, please click here. I listened to this on Audible, and really think the performance was very good. It added depth and felt like O’Farrell was telling her own story. I especially like listening to auto-biographies, which feels like the writer talks about her/his own life. Definitely recommended.

 

 

 

2. In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park:

24611623Another auto-biography that impacted me a lot. Obviously, Park’s life is devastating and she set such an example to the world with her bravery and telling her story. Again, I made a post for this book, check out here. It was again a very good performance from a VO artist who understood her story and reflected it very well. It has a Korean accent, which made it a little difficult at first, but I got used to it quickly.

 

 

 

3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters:

7234875 I absolutely adored this book. It was a gothic, historical novel set in an old, English mansion. It was my first Sarah Waters book, and won’t be the last for sure. The writing was really good, detailed, atmospheric. That’s why I liked to listen to it. The VO artist was phenomenal if you ask me. He was one of the best, I’ve ever listened. He turned it into a theatre for me, and that can be the reason I enjoyed this book so much. It’s a long one, so it was possible to get bored at some parts, but that didn’t happen as it was entertaining at all times.

 

 

4. Finally I have two 3 star books that I listened to on Audible. I thought the books were good (didn’t blow my mind), but performances were really good. Those are:

I already reviewed The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society before together with the movie. Again, you can find it here. It was an OK book with some flaws in my opinion, and didn’t have an impact on me. But, the audio book performance was very good.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy was a much anticipated release. I loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I listened to that book as well. The performance was VERY GOOD on Audible for both books. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy was even better. Until the last quarter of the book, I loved it. But, I really didn’t like the turn of events and adventures there. I thought it was too forced and over the top. That’s why I gave it 3 stars. But, if you’re going to read the book, Audio version is super!

So, these are my top 5 books I listened and loved the Audio performances lately. I would love to hear from you what your own experiences so that we can share the love 🙂

Thanks a lot for stopping by, and happy reading!

Umut


9 thoughts on “Favorite Audible listens #2

  1. I only recently got into audio books, so this is a great post for me 🙂
    There are 2 i really want to get my hands on, Sadie and Hydra, because they both have podcasts in the book and i think it will be really cool.

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