It’s Audiobook Week! Go on over to Devourer of Books, to participate and share your love of audiobooks.
I am a relative newbie to audiobooks but have always had the pleasure of listening to stories. From the time that I was a wee little girl, my grandparents, parents, and aunts have all told me stories. I still remember many of them and cherish not only the stories but also the memories that they stir up. I can never think of the Three Little Pigs or the Ramayana without thinking of my Grandad who would read to me every afternoon after school.
In recent years however, all my story/book consumption has been through reading, until late last year when I realised that I was missing out on something wonderful. Since then I’ve been hunting for good audiobooks and have come across blogs and sites that can point me in the right direction. I’ve only listened to around 5 or 6 so far (I manage about 1 a month), but I LOVE them! Here are the reviews that are already up: A Passage to India and A Reliable Wife.
These days I’m never without an audiobook. My drive to and from work has become so much more bearable. There are days when traffic in bad (I live in Bangalore, India) and my listen is punctuated by loud honking, making me miss bits and pieces! Even on days when I don’t feel like driving, I woman up and take the car just so I can continue listening to my book. They’re also great company while doing other errands around the house.
My favourites so far have been the Jo Nesbo Harry Hole series. (Look out for my review of the audiobook of The Leopard tomorrow.) The stories are brilliant and the narrator is so good!
Check out other discussion posts and reviews on Devourer of Books for Audiobook Week and come back here for reviews of audiobooks I’ve listened to in the past few months!
Do you listen to Audiobooks? Share what you like (or don’t, gasp!) about them.