October 2016

Hour 18 – Audio to the Rescue!


Hey hey! Andi from Estella’s Revenge back again. I tell ya, the last few readathons audiobooks have really saved my life. It seems like I can never really focus on Readathon day whether there are administrative things to do or family events to attend.  In April, my audiobook of choice was Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and now it’s Yesternight by Cat Winters.


Are you an audiobook listener? Did you listen to one this time around? What would you recommend to an audio newbie?


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21 thoughts on “Hour 18 – Audio to the Rescue!”

  1. I’ve been listening to Time’s Edge by Rysa Walker. Audio books are saving this readathon for me!

  2. I tried listening to an audio book in April, I got through like 1/4 of the book (it was a long one) to give my eyes a break. It helped. I did not download any audio books this time around which I wish I had done. I guess I’m still learning.

  3. I love audiobooks! Today I read the following ones:
    If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (100%)
    The Lost Heir by Tui T. Sutherland (80% so far)
    Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer (54%)
    The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (9%)

    Is there no mini-challenge for Hour 18? I just want to make sure before I go to sleep.

  4. I’m afraid there is not, wishfulfillmentsylwia. The one that was supposed to go live did not, so we’re rolling without it!

  5. I listened to Men Explain Things to Me.

    But I would highly recommend the audio version of The Night Circus! Jim Dale is amazing. As is that story, so the combination is heaven.

    Another SUPER fun audiobook is Letters to Zell.

    Annnnnnd Ready Player One. 👍🏻

  6. I have really embraced audio in the last few years, cycling through four different series. Teh Flavia de Luce mystery by Alan Bradley are amazing on audio. I can’t imagine trying to read them at this point.

    Not that I’m listening to audio today. Just reading.

  7. I have Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings by Tyler Perry waiting. I love his character, Madea and that is who is reading it. I figure I might need some comedy in a couple of hours.

  8. I have a long daily commute (2-3 hours) so audiobooks are a lifesaver! I’ve been listening to my current audio (Lothaire – Kreisler Cole – narrated by Robert Petkoff) on and off during day

    For newbies – it’s hard to rec books – I prefer to listen to books I have not read whereas others swear by first audiobooks being favorites…

  9. I have a tough time doing non-fiction on audiobook, but anything by Shirley Jackson has held my attention. For non-fiction, As You Wish is a must-listen for any fan of The Princess Bride.

  10. Dee, I’m in a similar boat. My commute isn’t that long every day, but on some days it’s pretty darn close.

  11. My audiobook of choice today has been The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and it’s fantastic. The narrator is perfect and it’s a great book so far!

  12. The Harry Potter series narrated by Jim Dale is excellent and would be a great place for an audio newbie to start. I agree with the earlier recommendations for The Night Circus and Ready Player One–both are great audiobooks. I’ve also been hooked by the audio versions of the Inspector Gamache/Three Pines series by Louise Penny and the In Death series by JD Robb.

  13. I listened to the audio version of the play Three Hotels and WOAH did that rock my world. I had to cook and eat breakfast, so that was a handy way to still read! But a normal audiobook would probably have been too long (this was an hour. An audiobook I had prepped was 4 hours long!). I would have needed my hands to be occupied with something AND would probably have fallen asleep!

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