This week’s topic is “all about audio freebie”. We could talk about anything relating to audio – books, musics, etc. I decided to write about audiobooks I want to list to soon.
I usually turn to audiobooks for two types of books: really long books that intimidate me in print form or non-fiction.
Long books I want to listen to on audio
I know it seems kind of counter intuitive. Since long books make even longer audiobooks, shouldn’t they be more intimidating? Sort of. But I like to read a lot of books in a month, and I don’t mind so much if only get through one audiobook, so I’m OK with really long audiobooks (sometimes).
These longer books are ones that I really want to read, but I know I’ll only ever get to if I listen on audio. A couple of them I need to get on Audible because I won’t be able to get through them in one library checkout period. But I hope to listen to these books soon.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
I checked this book out from the library in paperback format, and I returned it unread.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
I have heard this book described as Harry Potter for adults, but it’s 1000 pages!
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R. R. Martin
I love the show, and I really want to read the books. I checked out the audio CD from the library and returned it immediately.
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
I checked out the hardcover, and I returned it unread. Are you sensing a pattern here?
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) by Elizabeth Wein
I’ve just heard that this audiobook is good.
Non-fiction audiobooks I want to listen to
Non-fiction books can be hard to sit and read because my mind will wander. But I listen to audiobooks while I’m doing other things: driving, cooking, or folding laundry. I’m kind of trapped then and have to listen. I’m a captive audience, and as long as the book is read well, I find it easier to focus on non-fiction when I’m doing something else at the same time.
These non-fiction titles stood out to me on my TBR list as books I hope I can get to soon.
I loved All the Light We Cannot See, and I’m curious to read something else by Doerr. Plus I’m a twin and a parent, so that aspect is appealing.
I continue to want to like running, so maybe this book will help. (I can dream, right?)
Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown
This book was mentioned in episode 20 of What Should I Read Next?, and I’m intrigued.
This book was mentioned in episode 13 of What Should I Read Next?, and it sounds similar to my high school youth group experience, so I really want to check it out.
Have you listened to any of these audiobooks? Which should I try first?
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