I LOVE audio books! How amazing that I can clean, fold laundry, drive, watch my kids in the pool, go for a walk or whatever and never have to put my book down! And, if you are lucky to come across a great narrator who makes the experience even more magical, all the better! And there are some great narrators out there…and sadly, some not so great ones.
So, I would like to offer up some suggestions for some great summer listens!
Harry Potter series read by Jim Dale
Pictures of Hollis Woods read by Hope Davis
Chronicles of Nick series read by Holter Graham
Lies of Locke Lamora read by Michael Page
In the After duology read by Julia Whelan
Ender series or Ender’s Shadow series read by a series of amazing narrators
Ramona series read by Stockard Channing…yes, Rizzo!!!!
Thirteen Reasons Why read by Joel Johnstone and Debra Wiseman
Unknown Assassin (previously called Boy Nobody) series read by John Salwin
Patricia Cornwell novels read by a series of great narrators
The Giver quartet read by a series of great narrators
All the Light We Cannot See read by Zach Appleman
Between Shades of Gray read by Emily Klein
Pirates! …the true and remarkable adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kingston, female pirates read by Jennifer Wiltsie
These are just a few audio books that have stood out to me over the years. It is not exhaustive by any means. Check out your local library – most libraries are equipped with Overdrive at this point and you can find so many books and audio books (for free!). A shout out to the Richland Library here in Columbia, SC with Overdrive set up with over 30,000 titles!!!!
Hope you can find a story that sucks you in this summer! More titles to come!
I want to know: What are you reading/listening to while you sunbathe this summer?
(For book review requests, there is now an email contact in the sidebar. I look forward to hearing from you!)