Audiobooks for the Reading Challenge
The third category in the reading challenge is to 'read' an audiobook. I must admit I’ve not listened to a lot of audiobooks. I think it’s because I like to be lost in the world of a book and not have it broadcasted outside for anyone to hear! You can’t keep reading until 2 am without either earphones or disturbing the rest of the house like you can with a good old book. So I found chasing a book for this category quite hard as it has to be one that I can listen to around the house but one I wouldn’t get too invested to so that I wouldn’t want to ‘put it down’. So I have chosen ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ for two reasons, one it is only 5 hours and 51 minutes long, so it could, in theory, be listened to in one session. The second reason is that Stephen Fry narrates it. The best audiobooks that I have listened to are the Harry Potter books, and they were narrated by Fry as well, and he is awesome and makes the book fun. I’d recommend the audiobooks of Harry Potter any day over the actual books just because of Fry!
So the audiobooks I have listened to, and can, therefore, recommend are:
Unfortunately only the first seven books are available as Audiobooks for this series, but are still worth a listen! Written by L. J. Smith and Narrated by Rebecca Mozo
A stand-alone book by Sophie Kinsella and narrated by Phoebe James. This is a fun one-off book that lasts 12 hours and 26 minutes.
According to Audible, these are the most popular audiobooks. I am afraid the only one I have heard of is ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama, and I will get around to reading that someday as it is the top of so many charts.
By Mark Twain and narrated by Nick Offerman. 7 hours and 52 minutes.
An Audible Original by Ash Ranpura. 2 hours and 20 minutes.
By Michelle Obama and narrated by Michelle Obama. 19 hours and 3 minutes.
By Laila Ibrahim and narrated by Bahni Turpin. 8 hours and 21 minutes.
By Ant Middleton and narrated by Any Middleton. 6 hours and 59 minutes.