Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is audiobook freebie. Now in year’s past, I’ll be honest — I probably would have skipped this topic because audiobooks have historically been a struggle for me. I’d lose track of what I’m listening to because I was trying to listen to them while I was working or else I’d just zone out because the narration was too slow for me. It always bummed me out because I loved the idea of audiobooks and everyone else I know seems to love them. Well, this past year, something finally clicked with me and now I can’t get enough of them. Instead of trying to listen to them while I’m at work, now I listen to them in the car, or while doing chores, or even in the evenings just before I’m ready to go to sleep. I also changed up the genres I was trying on audio and found that contemporaries were the best fit overall for me. Technology helped quite a bit too. Now that I can get audiobooks as mp3 files, I can speed up the narration to 1.25x, which really helps keep me focused on what I’m listening to.
Below are ten audiobooks that I’ve really enjoyed this past year. If you’re struggling to get into audiobooks, I’d definitely recommend giving any of these a try. I thought that the stories themselves were very compelling and that the narration in each case really added so much to the stories. I was an especially big fan of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The audio version just really helped make Evelyn seem larger than life.
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10 Audiobooks to Try Even If You Think You Don’t Like Audiobooks
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Do you enjoy audiobooks? Have you listened to any of these?