September 20: Top Ten Audiobooks On My TBR
This week’s theme focuses on all things audio. I absolutely love audiobooks: I have dozens loaded on my Audible account on my phone. I always have multiple books on the go at a time to cover every genre and situation, and talking books are no different.
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (narrated by Rosamund Pike)
Audiobooks are a great way of reading classics without actually exerting yourself to read them. There are many classic novels on my radar that I know I really should read, and with this being narrated by an amazing actress, I think I could well enjoy the story.
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal)
Although this is only a short book, it being narrated to me by Jake would make the whole experience so much more interesting.
3. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (narrated by Paul Ansdell)
The only Susan Hill book I’ve read to date was I’m the King of the Castle which I struggled with when I was at school. I think the suspense of this genre would be conveyed excellently in audiobook form.
4. Moranthology by Caitlin Moran (narrated by Caitlin Moran)
I love Caitlin Moran, I think she’s hilarious and speaks sense: I read How To Be A Woman, but I’m looking forward to listening to this one.
5. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (narrated by Cassandra Campbell)
Like many, I’m obsessed with the TV show, but I’d like to know more about where the characters and the situation came from.
6. Bossypants by Tina Fey (narrated by Tina Fey)
I’m not hugely aware of Tina Fey’s repertoire (I’ve really only seen her in Mean Girls and Date Night) but she seems like an extremely funny and talented comedienne. I intend to listen to this one once I’ve finally got around to watching my box-set of 30 Rock.
7. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (narrated by Philip Pullman)
I failed when attempting to read this novel as a kid, but I absolutely want to discover this world, and I can’t think of a better way than through an audiobook narrated by the author himself.
8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (narrated by Stephen Fry)
I’m a huge fan of Stephen Fry, especially for his narration of the entire Harry Potter series. The way he can make such an eclectic cast of characters come to life is extraordinary – plus, believe it or not, I’ve never listened to the sixth novel.
9. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (narrated by Humphrey Bower)
This series has been recommended to me so many times, and I own the trilogy in paperback, but the sheer size and the level of praise it has received to date has made me reluctant to read it, which is ridiculous.
10. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (narrated by Michael Kramer)
Booksplosion were obsessed with this series about a year ago. I meant to join in with the readathon, but life got in the way. This audiobook is over 24 hours long so I know it’s going to be an intense and incredibly world-driven story.
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