Happy Sunday Bookish Folk!
**Please note the titles with links attached to them are simply the Goodreads Page. I thought id make it easier for you all…in case you want to check them out.**
Today’s post is, as the title suggest one about audiobooks…
I personally find it really hard to listen to audiobooks, and its not for a lack of concentration or anything like that, I have just struggled to find narrators that work for me. They can be too robotic, have a vastly different interpretation to the book than me or are just irritating.
But then, I saw a tiny slither of light in the perpetually dark tunnel of audiobooks! I found a narrator the works for me…
I was recently accepted through NetGalley for the audiobook book of ‘The Doors of Eden‘ written by Adrian Tchaikovsky and narrated by Sophie Aldred. I thought ‘ahh, it’s free through NetGalley if I don’t like it I’ve made no loss‘ because lets be honest some audiobooks are expensive.
I downloaded the audiobook and was super happy to find I quite liked the narrator. I have since listened to around 85% of the audiobook with no issues and I hope to finish it really soon.
Since then I have mooched around Audible looking for others I can enjoy but I still struggled…until I didn’t.
For one, Andy Serkis narrated The Hobbit so that was an instant buy fo me! Then, I searched Audible for all of the books on My Immediate TBR and I have found some absolute GEMS!
So, here are 7 audiobooks I have found that I think I can thoroughly enjoy, and I hope if you struggle to, you might like some of these…
**I have linked the Amazon links to these so you can go have a quick listen to the Samples and see if they tickle your fancy, they aren’t affiliate links***
ANDY SERKIS NARRATING THE HOBBIT BY J. R. R. TOLKIEN
PRENTICE ONAYEMI NARRATING THE RAGE OF DRAGONS BY Evan Winter
ADAM GOLD NARRATING VOICE OF WAR BY ZACK ARGYLE
HELEN DUFF NARRATING THE GIRLS AND THE STARS BY MARK LAWRENCE
MOIRA QUIRK NARRATING GIDEON THE NINTH BY TAMSYN MUIR
STEVEN PACEY NARRATING THE BLADE ITSELF BY JOE ABERCROMBIE
SOPHIE ALDRED NARRATING SKYWARD BY Brandon Sanderson
There you have it, seven books that I have found with great narrators! If you struggler as I do then I hope just one of these might take you fancy! Thanks for reading.