When I was a kid, I would read the same book over and over again. I would read Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine in late June every year to kick off summer vacation. Now, I rarely do that, mostly because there are so many good books to read! About a month ago, I was planning a trip to Southern Maine and I needed a good audiobook. I had recently listened to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and had enjoyed the narration by Rebecca Lowman. I decided to listen to Eleanor and Park (also by Rowell and narrated by Lowman) even though I had already read it last summer. I was not disappointed.
Somehow, listening to a book (even one I’ve read before) is a completely different experience. You would think that listening to a book wouldn’t give you the same opportunities to pause and reflect, but somehow I think that hearing the words spoken make me understand them from a different perspective. Here are two more books that are a treat to listen to:
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
For me, a good audiobook has to have an engaging story and a great narrator. Do you have any audiobook suggestions? Please share them in the comments!