Sunday, March 25, 2012

Recommend{2}Me: Audiobooks


Calling all audiobook junkies!! I need your recommendations! I have a few Audible credits built up and I want to hear what you think I should use them on. What I'm looking for is something in the YA or MG genre. So...tell me! What is the best audiobook you've listened to lately?? Or one that you very highly recommend?

17 comments :

  1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne M Valente (I think I spelled her name right) is awesome! She narrates it herself, and it's just wonderful.

    If you haven't read Lauren Oliver's books yet, the audiobooks have a superb narrator. I couldn't stand the print versions, but then I listened to the audio version of Delirium, and I was enthralled.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, awesome idea! I once had an ARC of Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland, but the print was soooo tiny that I was getting headaches! I always meant to go back and try it as an audiobook! Great suggestions, thanks!

      Delete
  2. I just finished both FEVER by Lauren DeStefano and ARTICLE 5 by Keisten Simmons...both audios were really good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Article 5 definitely sounds interesting! I recently read Fever and I can only imagine what a great audiobook it makes!

      Delete
  3. I just finished up Glow, it was really awesome. The Legacy Series works great in audio too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been meaning to read both of these! Legacy is historical fic, right? I bet that is awesome in audio! Thanks!

      Delete
  4. OoOOO Becky I don't know where to start!
    Shatter Me was an amazing audiobook (like truly amazing)
    If you ever wanted to star the Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon:
    Infinity is the first one and it's so awesome!!!
    The Catastrophic History of You and Me was super cute!
    Legend was also a great audiobook.

    So, have fun listening!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've been curious about Shatter Me in audio---with all the strike-throughs, how on earth did they read that? :D Ah, Catastrophic History and Legend are already on my must-read list, and I often hear good things about Infinity, so I'll definitely keep those in mind! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Re: Shatter Me, they do the strike-throughs with a sort of pencil scratch-out sound after the passage being struck out. What is difficult/impossible to understand is how much is being struck out. So that was a little frustrating, but didn't bother me as much as I thought.

      Delete
  6. I don't know if you read it or not, but Harry Potter (brittish version) as audio book is simply perfect... I loved it so much!! Stephen Fry has an amazing voice!
    And I really enjoyed Eragon/Eldest/Brisingr (I read the last one) but they were also very good audio books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I've heard HP on audiobook was excellent!

      Delete
  7. How did you get Audible credits? I need some! ;)

    Try White Cat (FAB narration), anything by Neil Gaiman, and I just finished an awesome Adult Fiction audiobook called A Grown Up Kind of Pretty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, they are just my membership credits that have gone unused the past few months!

      I love Neil Gaiman--I've always wanted to try The Graveyard Book in audio. Such a great story!

      Delete
  8. On Friday, I was planning to do a post on this very topic! I have just recently been getting into audiobooks, but have already noticed what a vastly different reaction I have to various narration styles.

    My favorites so far are: Legend, Cinder, Forgotten, Starters, and Tempest.

    I really really didn't like Shatter Me as an audiobook at all. I found the reading to be very overly dramatized, and that didn't work for me. But that's just my preference! The Wizard of Earthsea was another over-emotionalized reading, in my opinion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cinder is still probably my favorite book of this year so far. Loved it so much. I may try it out on audiobook just to experience another way!

      Delete
  9. If you've read and liked If I Stay by Gayle Forman, then I definitely recommend listening to Where She Went. I love the narrator's voice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've always meant to read this series! And I have to say, liking the narrator's voice counts for alot with audiobooks! I learned that with the Fallen audiobook---I didn't care for the narrator's voice much at all, but I really liked the story, so I ended up switching to the book half-way through.

      Delete