(EN) Top Ten Tuesday: The most memorable audiobooks

Posted maart 26, 2019 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktags, Booktalk, English, Top Ten Tuesday / 15 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is created by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s purpose is that you make a top 10 list on Tuesday out of the topics she provides. However, you don’t have to stick exactly to 10, you may also put more or less books/things on the lists. Moreover, you are allowed to give an “unique” spin to the topic whenever that works better for you. Well, let’s move on to this week’s list!

This week we have an audio freebie, so we can make lists with everything that contains audio. Therefore, I chose to list the most memorable audiobooks. Because let’s face it, not all audiobooks are fun and enjoyable. Some titles in this list are based on samples coming from Audible.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Originally I bought Sadie as an ebook, but I found out that this might be working better as audiobook. It was hard to read the ebook since Sadie is an actual podcast. The audibook contains a full cast which totally fits the story. There are two points of view: Sadie’s story and the radio DJ making the podcast. If this book is still on your TBR, go for the audiobook immediately.

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another audiobook I highly recommend. This book had multiple stories and POV’s and therefore has three narrators. One for Evelyn’s story, one for Monique’s and one for the newspaper articles. I loved it.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

This is one of the few audiobooks I have returned and I do not return quickly. The female narrator was pretty good, but the male narrator was really boring. Moreover, all those French accents drove me nuts and made it very hard to get into the story.

Let Her Fly by Ziauddin Yousafzai

I read this book as an ebook, but sometimes I like to check out samples. This narrator had such a strong Indian or Pakistani accent that I had trouble understanding him and that’s not a good thing. I have no trouble with people having accents, not at all. But when narrating an audiobook, it just is not the best thing.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I heard the sample and I liked the narrator’s voice. So I got it with my March credit on Audible and hope to get to it soon.

City Of Bones by Cassanra Clare

In this audiobook, they gave the Shadowhunters a British accent and I liked it. The overall narration of this audiobook was really good too!

Evermore by Sara Holland

The book was boring, but wow the audiobook for this was even more boring. I fell a sleep while listening and it took me 5 days to get 1 hour done. Therefore, I switched to the ebook.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

When I was listening to this book, I found out that it just didn’t work for me as an audiobook. The performance is absolutely not bad, but it just didn’t work. I liked it better as ebook.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I absolutely didn’t like Will Petton as a narrator, his voice just didn’t work for me.

Harry Potter (both Dutch and English)

The Harry Potter books are a must listen, both in Dutch and English. I listened to the Dutch books when I was younger and I wanted to reread them in English. I only made it through 1.5 book, but the performance done by Stephen Fry was really good.


Okay, I got 10 audiobooks here. Which audiobook is memorable for you and was it positive or negative?

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15 responses to “(EN) Top Ten Tuesday: The most memorable audiobooks

  1. In the City of Bones movie, Jace had a British accent too. I guess that makes sense since he spent his early years in Idris. It would be a little weird if Clary had an accent though.

    Sometimes accents make sense, but they shouldn’t be so strong that you can’t understand them.
    Brooke Lorren onlangs geplaatst…The Devouring GrayMy Profile

  2. This is the second time I am reading that the Night Circus is better listened to. I loved that book, and someday would like to re-read it, because it has been awhile, so I am thinking audio will be the way to go!

    And Evenlyn Hugo is on my list as well!

  3. The only of these I have read as an audiobook is Evelyn Hugo and Harry Potter (only #4 so far). I have heard absolutely wonderful things about Sadie and while I have a hard copy of the book, I definitely think I need to get around to the audiobook on this one!
    Lindsay onlangs geplaatst…Review: Honor Among ThievesMy Profile

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