Best AUDIOBooks

I've 'Read' in 2017

BEST AUDIOBOOKS I’VE LISTENED TO IN 2017

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Pride & Prejudice
narrated
by Rosamund Pike
Rosamund played Jane in the on screen adaptation and also took P&P to a new level with her narration.  I had not had the pleasure to hear it read before–so this was a treat. For someone that doesn’t have the patience to read P&P I highly recommend.

Roomies
narrated by
K. C. Sheridan
On a lighter romance scale, Roomies by the powerhouse team Christina Lauren was entertaining and fun, with the Irish lilt of Sheridan a pleasant surprise. It was sexy, but sentimental…great listen.

Year One
narrated by
Julia Whelan
Getting dark with Nora Roberts wasn’t a statement I ever thought I would say…but this was the last audiobook I listened to and was hooked. My favorite narrator is by far Whelan – and Roberts channelling King’s The Stand with her latest release was a surprise…

The Valiant
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham

Hardingham made this book for me, it wasn’t the best book out there, but Hardingham’s rich tones and nuanced narration made this one of my favorites, I had to restart this one three times…but kept going back because I knew it was worth it. I think if there was another narrator I wouldn’t have gone back.

A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN
Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
ACOWR is going to make all the lists because by far it’s THE BEST EVER. I switched to audiobook after reading the other books in the series – and I did wish I would have read it instead of listened to it first, but it was a competent narration. I’m thinking about restarting her TOG series in audiobook because I can’t get anough of MAAS.

DUFF
narrated by
Ellen Grafton
Grafton’s voice perfectly accentuated the character of Bianca Piper in DUFF. It was a good book, and a great listen. If you are looking for a lighter YA this is my pick for you.

Sleeping Giants
narrated by a full cast production
 
Interesting concept and with the full cast production this was almost like listening to a movie. 

Before the Devil Breaks You
narrated
by January LaVoy
Bray added to her Diviners series with the third book and it was wonderfully narrated. It brought a fun, new level to the series. 

The Dead Zone
Narrated by: James Franco

I’m usually not all excited about celeb narrations but Franco took this book to the next level. I didn’t even recognize he was reading it after the first chapter. Again it brought new life to an old favorite.

Ready Player One
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton 

If feel like a slacker for waiting this long to read this one, but I don’t feel bad for getting this one on audiobook, especially with Will Wheaton’s narration. Soooo good. A must read. 

Top 10 of 2017

What fabulous audiobooks have you listened to this year?

2 Comments

  1. Kym

    I did the audio book for Ready Player One too!!! It was AWESOME!
    Happy New Year.

  2. Megan @ reading away the days

    I have never listened to an audiobook but am interested in a few on your list including Roomies and Year One!