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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

TTT: Audiobooks I've listened to this autumn

Top Ten Tuesday: Theme---Autumn

These are the audiobooks I've listened to this autumn so far:

  • 1. Inland (my current audiobook)
    • by Téa Obreht
    • read by Euan Morton, Edoardo Ballerini and Anna Chlumsky
    • My thoughts so far: The book is set in Arizona territory in the 1800s. All three of the voices and the text seems like they derive from a different century which brings the book to life.
    • Audio Sample
  • 2. Ask Again, Yes
    • by Mary Beth Keane
    • read by Molly Pope
    • My thoughts: My husband and I listened to this book in the car, which requires good sound and clear audio. Pope does a great job with the narration.
    • Audio Sample
  • 3. Akata Witch 
    • by Nnedi Okorafor
    • read by Yetide Badaki
    • My thoughts: Akata Witch is set in Nigeria. Badaki is Nigerian-American and her accent makes the setting and the characters come to life.
    • Audio Sample
  • 4. The Canterville Ghost 
    • by Oscar Wilde
    • read by Robert Degas
    • My thoughts:The Canterville ghost thinks of himself as terrifying but when the new family moves into the house, they aren't afraid of him at all. Degas does a hilarious job reading this ghost story.
    • Audio sample
  • 5. American Spy 
    • by Lauren Wilkinson
    • read by Bahni Turpin
    • My thoughts: I've listened to several books read by Bahni Turpin and really enjoy her narrative voice. As mysteries go, this one is pretty unique.
    • Audio sample

  • 6. The Nickel Boys 
    • by Colson Whitehead
    • read by J.D. Jackson, with acknowledgments by the author
    • My thoughts: J.D. Jackson has one of those deep voices I could listen to forever. This is such a disturbing book based on a real situation. I'm glad the listening experience wasn't torturous, too.
    • Audio sample
  • 7. If Beale Street Could Talk 
    • by James Baldwin
    • read by Bahni Turpin
    • My thoughts: Another book narrated by Ms. Turpin. She sets the mood of the story with her voice and her timing.
    • Audio sample
  • 8. The Library Book 
    • by Susan Orlean
    • read by Susan Orlean
    • My thoughts: I usually don't like authors to narrate their own books but Orlean does a very good job. Maybe because this book is nonfiction, there is no need for theatrical interpretation. If you haven't read this book, I recommend it.
    • Audio sample

11 comments:

  1. Great choices! I would like to read several of these!!

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  2. You have listened to some fabulous audios this fall. I find myself listening to more audiobooks lately. I've got one going in the car and in the house, oddly. I'm particularly interested in Nickel Boys.

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  3. I'm just not into audio books... for some odd reason. I feel like I should given them another chance because I have enjoyed what I've heard (maybe 3 - 5 books in total), but yeah, I just don't seem to ever go that route! Thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit, Anne.

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  4. All of these books sound like such interesting reads.

    My TTT.

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  5. Love this. I really want to check out more audiobooks.

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  6. Good choices. I just don't ever do audio books, but I really should start.

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  7. So glad you enjoyed Akata Witch, it's been on my TBR forever!

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  8. I've been thinking of picking up The Library Book - I may have to go with the audiobook. :)

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  9. These are great. I'm not an audiobook reader most of the time but a lot of my friends are. I do enjoy them though.

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  10. 100% agreed on The Nickel Boys and J.D. Jance's tone. I've added Beale Street and The Library book to my tbr.

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  11. Woo, you're doing fantastic! These all sound wonderful! I'm kind of rubbish with audiobooks, but I think I'm going to have to look into the ones for The Nickel Boys and Ask Again, Yes!

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