Listen To Your Books

Do you ever listen to your books?

Here are a few of my favorite audiobooks:

Stuff Christians Like – This is my go-to audiobook. When I’m between books or only have a little bit of time or just plain want a laugh, I listen to this one! The author, Jonathan Acuff, read it himself. He’s hilarious! A few times after the chapter he’ll say a little more on that particular topic.

Anything by Malcom Gladwell – Blink, What the Dog Saw, The Tipping Point. Still need to find Outliers. I’m hoping the library has it.

Gone With The Wind – This was our summer long book last year. I’ve never seen the movie, and probably won’t. After listening to the book and our discussion I think it might be a waste of time. It was such a good story. I loved that it was long and I could really get to know the characters even more.

Born to Run – Barefoot running fascinates me. I have yet to try it. I’ve found some pretty cool barefoot like shoes (not the toe shoe kind… those are still weird to me) that I’d be willing to try out if I ever decide to train for another race. This book is full of hidden tribes, ultra runners and all about a way of life so foreign to me with my long history of water sports and tendency to drive my mini-van instead of travel on foot.

Next up in my audiobook queue: Les Miserables: our June book club book. I’m actually on chapter 7, but I’ve put it on hold to finish another book first. I tend to start many books at once. It’s a habit I’m trying to quit. Les Mis will be, by far, THE longest book I’ve listened to. It is broken down into seven parts for downloading ease and each part is over 8 hours long!

I’m keeping track of my audiobooks on a book shelf in GoodReads. Here’s my complete list: GoodReads audiobooks

What’s your favorite audiobook?

 

 

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  • http://seasonedjoy.com/ Sheila @ Seasoned Joy

    I used to listen to audio books all the time – they were perfect while commuting I found. My absolute favorites were the Harry Potter series – the reader is fantastic!

    I also really liked Steven Ambrose’s The Wild Blue, but am not completely sure if it was because the book/narration was so good, or because I was listening to it while on a train trip through the Rockies/Pacific NW. The setting might have helped my enjoyment quite a bit!

    • Sarahronk

      Oooh that would be awesome! I’ve never been on a train trip but what an incredible way to listen to a great book in that awesome setting of God’s creation!!!

  • http://www.girlxoxo.com/ Tanya Patrice

    I’ve just started on audiobooks in February this year – and am now hooked! The last one I listened to was Daughter of Smoke & Bone – and the narrator spoke in a Czech accent for a few of the characters – really well done.

    • Sarahronk

      Isn’t it true!! The story comes alive in such a different way when you get those GREAT readers! I always listen to the preview beforehand so I know I’ll like the reader’s voice.

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