I’ve loved audiobooks since I was little. I’ve always had terrible insomnia, and audiobooks were how I fell asleep as a child. Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings were all my favourites. My mum and I still laugh about how we can recite Harry Potter thanks to Jim Dale.
For no particular reason, I stopped listening somewhere around my teenage years. Probably because by then I started staying awake writing stories and reading instead, and I sort of drifted away from them. But I’ve rediscovered my love of audiobooks in recent years. GIVE ME ALL THE AUDIOBOOKS. I love listening to books as I walk around or go shopping or clean my flat.
I feel like audiobooks are a wonderful form of storytelling and one that doesn’t get enough love. I mean, stories told are older than stories written, after all. That said, I’m intensely picky about narrators. But the ones that are good are golden.
Current audiobooks I’m listening to:
Does anyone else love audiobooks? Have a favourite narrator?
8 thoughts on “The Joy of Audiobooks”
I’ve recently gotten into audiobooks just this year! I started with Elton’s John autobiography, narrated by Taron Egerton who plays him in Rocketman, and I absolutely loved it. None of the audiobooks I’ve listened to since have topped it. They’ve all been autobiographies but I’m hoping to branch out a bit more, and I think my next one will probably be White Fragility, so sticking with non-fiction for now. I hope you’re enjoying your current listens!
Ooooh, I’ve been wanting to check that one out! I’ll move it up my list! (I’m so behind, I still haven’t seen the movie.) I’ve found audiobooks are great for nonfiction!
The movie is fantastic! You’re in for a treat with both the audiobook and the film.
I’m looking forward to it! 😀
I do love audiobooks! They definitely make doing chores a lot easier!! My favorite narrator is Elizabeth Evans.
Right?! I love listening to them while doing things around my flat!
I’ll have to check her out! Any books in particular?
My favorite audiobook ever is Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, what a narration
Ooooh, I’ll have to check that one out!