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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Celebrating Audiobook Week 2013

I am late in joining Audio Book Week but my blog readers know I love audio and I want to participate so I am hopping in the middle of the week. (I'll be posting several audio reviews shortly and an audiobook giveaway too.)

Today we answer the questions provided by Jen, host of Audioweek, at Devourer Of Books:

Current/most recent audiobook:

I am currently listening to:

Hearts of Shadow
Author: Kira Brady
Narrator: Xe Sands

I am enjoying the plotline of the dragon shifters in a post apocalyptic struggle of ‘races.”  The narration is clear with a good portrayal of mystery and intensity.

Current/most recent favorite audiobook:
 Ohhh- it is so hard to pick a favorite. I guess for recent favorite I will pick And They Called Her Spider:.  I will be posting a review for this title tomorrow or Friday. I pick it as a favorite because it has so much that I liked: Steampunk elements; Mystery (along the lines of Sherlock Holmes); a short quick listen to enjoy; British accent narration; and all around fun to listen to. .

Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently:
There are so many good narrators that I enjoy. I am listing two more recent favorites and two older favorites.
Luke Daniels does a super job narrating the Iron Druid Chronicles. He really nails the characters through voices and expression. The narration enhances the danger and fun of an already good story.

Marguerite Gavin, who reads the Hollows Series and many more, also does a great job with the different voices and the emotional inflections. I have noted in previous reviews that “It surprises me how seamlessly Ms. Gavin makes the shifts from one voice to another. I get caught up and love listening.”

One all time favorite narrator is sadly no longer with us. Anna Fields always was a fun narrator particularly for light romantic stories such as those by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Another 'older' favorite is Rene Auberjonois who did the later Pendergast Series. My husband, who is not a reader or regular listener, loves listening to Rene narrate Pendergast.

One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist:
Just ONE? Are you kidding???

I will say that I am interested in getting to listen to The 5th Wave that I recently got through my Audible subscription
The 5th Wave
    by Rick Yancey
    Narrated by Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strol
Epic Fantasy
The Raven Boys that I got through  SYNC YA last week.

The Raven Boys
By Maggie Stiefvater
Read by Will Patton
Published by Scholastic Audiobooks


  1. I've enjoyed many of Anna Fields' narrations, too.

  2. I just tried The Raven Boys today and I couldn't do it. I'll have to read that in print.

    I need to read The 5th Wave - everyone is raving about it.

  3. I'm planning on reading the 5th Wave, I have added it to my to be read list. Hearts of Shadow sounds interesting.

  4. I've jumped into the audio frenzy and added more to my stack for the car - enjoying the week long event too..

    Quick note, I've emailed you re- Vintage Teacup Club at Book Dep back at $5 - hoping this arrives to you in time =)) TY!


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