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June 2024 List of the Month: Best Audiobooks
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June is Audiobook Appreciation Month, and in honor of the occasion our List of the Month this time around is devoted to the Best Audiobooks. Each participant may vote on ten titles. When adding your titles, please specify the audiobook edition, including narrator, in the comment field. Please only downvote titles if no audiobook edition exists for the book listed.
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6,310 medlemmar
361 recensioner
½ 4.4
10 Members
eceleste, wdwilson3, mdexter, souloftherose, cammykitty, vwinsloe, klandring, KMAnder1, jcscwc, StoweBarbara
Förklaringar
vwinsloe: Read by author
klandring: Noah's narration - including the dialects and accents of his characters - makes the audio book so much more impactful than reading off the page (where these characters would naturally all sound like the person reading). One of Noah's major points is that it isn't what someone looks like but how they sound that creates our impressions others; and it is so much more clearly demonstrated by the audio version of this book.
2
79,428 medlemmar
1,434 recensioner
½ 4.4
9 Members
erinclark, missylc, HeathMochaFrost, shearon, dancesports, traceylkb, caeshea, ManWithAnAgenda, Thelamon1
Förklaringar
erinclark: Classic coming of age.
missylc: I can't imagine anyone besides Sissy Spacek narrating this novel after listening to her reading of the book. For anyone who hasn't listened to it yet -- try and find it. It is well worth a listen, even if you've already read the novel.
3
5,731 medlemmar
351 recensioner
4.1
8 Members
gilroy, tardis, mcmikedermott, wdwilson3, terran, 2wonderY, ManWithAnAgenda, Tosta
Förklaringar
tardis: Read by Kevin R. Free. This can be a placemarker for all the Murderbot series. Free does a brilliant job of catching Murderbot's sardonic tone.
4
18,515 medlemmar
1,246 recensioner
½ 4.3
8 Members
MajorRakal, GwenH, 2wonderY, traceylkb, OphelieDepoortere, KMAnder1, Thelamon1, bumble_bee_
Förklaringar
MajorRakal: The R.C. Bray version
GwenH: The reader, R.C. Bray does one of the best jobs ever of voicing the characters which includes several nationalities. For the science and adventure minded and space exploration enthusiast.
5
6,573 medlemmar
331 recensioner
½ 4.3
8 Members
erinclark, mdexter, Kadia, ahef1963, OphelieDepoortere, kristilabrie, ManWithAnAgenda, Tosta,
Förklaringar
erinclark: This story is super sweet and it made me happy.
kristilabrie: Narrated by: Daniel Henning
6
20,276 medlemmar
466 recensioner
3.9
7 Members
hipdeep, Kadia, klandring, KMAnder1, Charon07, jpahl, Dances_with_Words
Förklaringar
hipdeep: Read by Lenny Henry. (2005)
klandring: I heard Neil Gaiman tell an interviewer that Lenny Henry did such a good job of realizing what was in his head when he wrote the book, he regularly recommends that readers listen to it rather than read it off the page. So I did. And I loved it.
Charon07: Lenny Henry does a terrific job with a variety accents.
7
4,321 medlemmar
122 recensioner
½ 4.5
7 Members
wdwilson3, norabelle414, terran, KMAnder1, jcscwc, jpahl, StoweBarbara
Förklaringar
norabelle414: English edition narrated by the author
8
14,758 medlemmar
611 recensioner
3.8
7 Members
gilroy, tardis, amanda4242, 2wonderY, traceylkb, al.vick, Kalira
Förklaringar
gilroy: James Marsters does a brilliant Harry Dresden. Better than Paul Blackthorne did for the TV series
tardis: James Marsters does Harry perfectly, and slips between other accents and voices so well.
amanda4242: Read by James Marsters
2wonderY: Marsters wasn’t available for one of the later books; so someone else stepped in. The publisher had to re-record it, on demand of the series fans.
9
135,585 medlemmar
2,061 recensioner
½ 4.3
9 Members
tardis, MajorRakal, missylc, amanda4242, birder4106, MaskedMumbler, traceylkb, kristilabrie, Thelamon1,caeshea ,GrimFiend1977 ,
Förklaringar
tardis: Stephen Fry saved my kids' lives on a cross-Canada road trip. They were quiet as mice whenever the HP audiobooks were playing. The rest of the time it was all "MOM, HE'S LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW!" which drove us nuts.
amanda4242: Read by Stephen Fry
kristilabrie: Narrated by: Jim Dale
10
19,514 medlemmar
1,250 recensioner
4.2
7 Members
turtle64, shearon, lizzy50usa, dancesports, traceylkb, msjudy, Dances_with_Words
Förklaringar
msjudy: Audio Performance by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills
11
7,825 medlemmar
658 recensioner
3.8
6 Members
missylc, LDVoorberg, dancesports, bookcookie1920, gypsysmom, jpahl
Förklaringar
bookcookie1920: Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
gypsysmom: As fun as these books are to read, Jayne Entwistle does such a great job that I listened to many in the series.
12
5,927 medlemmar
340 recensioner
3.9
6 Members
mdexter, Kadia, janna_voss, traceylkb, msjudy, Charon07
Förklaringar
msjudy: One hundred and sixty-six individual narrators
Charon07: 166 narrators sounds like it could be cacophony, but this is truly an amazing production.
13
1,935 medlemmar
101 recensioner
4.1
6 Members
shearon, Kadia, traceylkb, msjudy, BeckiMarsh, jcscwc
Förklaringar
msjudy: Audio performance by Meryl Streep
14
9,364 medlemmar
337 recensioner
4
7 Members
mcmikedermott, amanda4242, cammykitty, traceylkb, KMAnder1, Charon07, Thelamon1
Förklaringar
Charon07: Read by the author. Not every author is a great reader, but Neil Gaiman is excellent.
15
977 medlemmar
77 recensioner
4
5 Members
erinclark, janna_voss, traceylkb, noveltea, Tosta
Förklaringar
erinclark: Delightful story and great narration.
noveltea: Read by Juliet Stevenson
16
6,135 medlemmar
375 recensioner
3.9
5 Members
tardis, wdwilson3, souloftherose, 2wonderY, klandring
Förklaringar
tardis: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does a brilliant job of narrating this, catching the humour and Peter's tone just right.
17
4,695 medlemmar
274 recensioner
4.1
5 Members
shearon, traceylkb, Charon07, Lauren-at-LT, CynCom
Förklaringar
Charon07: And Tom Hanks does a fantastic job!
Lauren-at-LT: Narrated by Tom Hanks
18
18,801 medlemmar
1,283 recensioner
4.1
4 Members
mcmikedermott, erinclark, missylc, LibraryCin
Förklaringar
erinclark: Really fun to read.
19
12,243 medlemmar
180 recensioner
4.2
4 Members
tardis, Kadia, cammykitty, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
tardis: New version read by Andy Serkis (text), Bill Nighy (footnotes), Peter Serafinowicz (Death). This was the audiobook that hooked my hubby on Discworld.
20
5,360 medlemmar
185 recensioner
½ 4.5
4 Members
Kadia, vwinsloe, ahef1963, jpahl
Förklaringar
vwinsloe: Read by Robin Miles
21
8,001 medlemmar
91 recensioner
4.1
3 Members
cpg, Kadia, AndreaLP
Förklaringar
cpg: John Cleese as narrator. He was born for this role.
22
17,249 medlemmar
911 recensioner
4
4 Members
erinclark, knerd.knitter, wdwilson3, shearon
Förklaringar
erinclark: Kept me guessing till the very end.
knerd.knitter: read by Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner
23
3,475 medlemmar
184 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
Bookmarque, wdwilson3, amanda4242
Förklaringar
Bookmarque: OMG Euan Morton is the bomb with this series.
amanda4242: Read by Euan Morton
24
43,323 medlemmar
685 recensioner
½ 4.3
3 Members
MaskedMumbler, GrimFiend1977, Thelamon1
Förklaringar
GrimFiend1977: Listening as you read really helps to make sense of this gigantic space opera. The unabridged McMillan edition is superb.
25
2,252 medlemmar
76 recensioner
½ 4.4
3 Members
GrimFiend1977, jcscwc, Charon07
Förklaringar
GrimFiend1977: Read by the author, this collection of very personal essays about the human condition is truly enhanced by Green's sweet and sincere tone.
Charon07: Read by the author, John Green, whose YouTube channels I also like
26
4,426 medlemmar
212 recensioner
4
3 Members
terran, Tosta, CynCom
27
141 medlemmar
4 recensioner
½ 4.7
3 Members
Porua, cammykitty, bumble_bee_
Förklaringar
Porua: Narrated by Stephen Fry, Audible Studios (2017). Only a narrator such as the inimitable Stephen Fry can make stories I have read dozens of times feel as though they were brand new.
28
5,839 medlemmar
228 recensioner
4
3 Members
janoorani24, AndreaLP, CynCom
Förklaringar
janoorani24: Narrator: Pearl Mackie
29
981 medlemmar
50 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
erinclark, msjudy, jcscwc
Förklaringar
erinclark: Excellent Literary Fiction. Beautifully written.
msjudy: Audio performance by: Mark Bramhall, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, Mark Deakins, Jayne Entwistle, Billie Fulford-Brown, Arthur Morey, George Newbern, Kirsten Potter, Simon Vance
30
35,186 medlemmar
794 recensioner
½ 4.3
4 Members
tardis, Kadia, cammykitty, bumble_bee_,
Förklaringar
tardis: There are several good versions but my favourite is the full cast recording with David Tennant and Martin Sheen.
31
4,191 medlemmar
162 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
amanda4242, bumble_bee_
Förklaringar
amanda4242: Read by David Tennant
32
6,737 medlemmar
218 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
hipdeep, wdwilson3, cammykitty
Förklaringar
hipdeep: Read by Wil Wheaton. Includes good work to describe some of Munroe's stick-figure illustrations for the listener. (Honorable mention to What If? 2, also read by Wheaton.)
33
2,400 medlemmar
115 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
Flowercreek, jcscwc, Charon07
Förklaringar
Charon07: Read by the author, Sy Montgomery. I don’t know if I’d have found this as moving as I did if someone else had read it.
34
45,506 medlemmar
2,135 recensioner
½ 4.4
2 Members
HeathMochaFrost, CynCom
Förklaringar
HeathMochaFrost: Read by Allan Corduner. The first time I listened to this book, I had one of those book hangovers, and didn't want to move on to anything else. After several days, I started listening to it again. The story's narrator is Death, and Zusak's version of Death is of a guy who is just doing his job, collecting souls as gently as he can, even as he has way too much work during WWII. Corduner inhabits the character perfectly.
35
5,934 medlemmar
461 recensioner
4
2 Members
janoorani24, caeshea
Förklaringar
janoorani24: Narrator: Peter Altschuler
36
13,624 medlemmar
514 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
shearon, norabelle414, Thelamon1,
Förklaringar
norabelle414: English edition narrated by Frazer Douglas
37
6,001 medlemmar
223 recensioner
3.9
38
2,887 medlemmar
82 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
birder4106, Thelamon1
Förklaringar
birder4106: Dirk Bach als Vorleser war einfach Klasse. Mit seiner Stimme vermochte er der Geschichte eine ähnliche "Dimension" hinzuzufügen, wie es ein Film gekonnt hätte. => "Kino im Kopf" eben.
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1,740 medlemmar
117 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
bookcookie1920, GrimFiend1977
Förklaringar
bookcookie1920: Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
40
27,213 medlemmar
780 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
cammykitty, slimikin
Förklaringar
slimikin: Read by Simon Prebble; I don't think I would've enjoyed this half as much if I hadn't listened to it
41
24,049 medlemmar
991 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
missylc, Kalira
Förklaringar
missylc: Davina Porter rivals Jim Dale as one of the best narrators out there. Even if you've already read this series, I highly recommend seeking out the audiobooks too.
42
15,483 medlemmar
207 recensioner
4.1
43
9,435 medlemmar
523 recensioner
½ 4.4
44
19,375 medlemmar
347 recensioner
4
2 Members
mdexter, dudes22
Förklaringar
dudes22: narrated by Ruby Dee
45
6,335 medlemmar
345 recensioner
½ 4.3
46
2,861 medlemmar
189 recensioner
4
2 Members
dudes22, CynCom
Förklaringar
dudes22: narrated by Katie Schorr
47
15,677 medlemmar
715 recensioner
4
2 Members
vwinsloe, slimikin
Förklaringar
slimikin: Read by various people, including Mark Hamill, Alan Alda, and Rob Reiner; perhaps partly because it's abridged from the original, I loved listening to this even after I'd read the book
48
1,998 medlemmar
46 recensioner
½ 3.7
49
7,644 medlemmar
548 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
Bookmarque, missylc
Förklaringar
Bookmarque: I think the narrator needs to be noted - Kathleen Wilhoite - she is brilliant with this material.
missylc: The number of times I laughed out loud listening to this earns it a spot on my list. It's also a very challenging read for a narrator, I imagine, given the formats that make up the narrative -- emails, etc.
50
4,372 medlemmar
212 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
shearon, Lauren-at-LT
Förklaringar
Lauren-at-LT: Narrated by Donna Tartt
51
40,670 medlemmar
1,591 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
dara85, knerd.knitter
Förklaringar
dara85: Through NLS: June Carter
knerd.knitter: read by Ron Rifkin
52
1,774 medlemmar
73 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
GrimFiend1977, CynCom
Förklaringar
GrimFiend1977: Read by author, includes clips of his songs and really immerses you in the story of his life.
53
5 medlemmar
4
2 Members
hipdeep, EMS_24
Förklaringar
hipdeep: A really remarkable exploration of the form. Each chapter is read by a different member of the global educational technology community. The audiobook (or podcast) also introduces interstitial chapters for discussion by different practitioners and scholars.
54
744 medlemmar
40 recensioner
4
2 Members
dudes22, CynCom
Förklaringar
dudes22: narrated by Katie Schorr
55
1,805 medlemmar
117 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
norabelle414, jcscwc
Förklaringar
norabelle414: English edition narrated by Katherine Kellgren
56
25,139 medlemmar
526 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
hipdeep, CynCom
Förklaringar
hipdeep: Is the one-man show by Patrick Stewart (1991) an audiobook? Since it includes a great deal of the narration and was released on cassette and CD I choose to say it is.
57
1,799 medlemmar
130 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
lizzy50usa, CynCom
Förklaringar
lizzy50usa: Narrated by Stephanie Daniel. She has narrated the whole series until the recent books and does a great job.
58
631 medlemmar
34 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
Aquila, bumble_bee_
Förklaringar
Aquila: Narrated by Joel Richards. Kingfisher's books are excellent in any form, but I really enjoy listening to them and giggling uncontrollably in public.
59
5,644 medlemmar
362 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
2wonderY, Tosta
60
694 medlemmar
29 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
gypsysmom, jcscwc
Förklaringar
gypsysmom: narrated by author
61
853 medlemmar
76 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
knerd.knitter, cammykitty
Förklaringar
knerd.knitter: read by Zachary Quinto
62
2,113 medlemmar
149 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
MajorRakal, amanda4242,caeshea
Förklaringar
amanda4242: Read by Zara Ramm
63
1,284 medlemmar
193 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
Tosta, CynCom
64
3,499 medlemmar
175 recensioner
4
2 Members
knerd.knitter, missylc
Förklaringar
knerd.knitter: read by January LaVoy
65
2,279 medlemmar
215 recensioner
4
2 Members
Kadia, gypsysmom
Förklaringar
gypsysmom: Atwood's retelling of the Tempest is read by R. H. Thomson, one of my favourite Canadian actors.
66
11,373 medlemmar
165 recensioner
½ 4.4
2 Members
MajorRakal, cammykitty
Förklaringar
MajorRakal: The best of Terry Pratchett's Discworld City Watch books. Narrated by Stephen Briggs.
67
55,497 medlemmar
489 recensioner
½ 4.4
Member
lizzy50usa
Förklaringar
lizzy50usa: New version narrated by Andy Serkis
68
21,306 medlemmar
278 recensioner
4.1
Member
olgakm
Förklaringar
olgakm: Narrated by Richard Armitage
69
18,955 medlemmar
287 recensioner
3.8
Member
FelixSH
70
4,958 medlemmar
111 recensioner
4
Member
Bookmarque
Förklaringar
Bookmarque: One of the last books Frank Muller did before he died. Absolutely great. Nails the Tourettes and I almost didn't recognize him.
71
4,876 medlemmar
193 recensioner
4
Member
knerd.knitter
Förklaringar
knerd.knitter: read by Robertson Dean
72
4,065 medlemmar
106 recensioner
3.9
Member
SF_fan_mae
Förklaringar
SF_fan_mae: Read by the author, love how he has voices for every character.
73
2,021 medlemmar
115 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
BonnieJune54
Förklaringar
BonnieJune54: Read by author Prince Harry
74
1,795 medlemmar
109 recensioner
4
Member
janoorani24
Förklaringar
janoorani24: Narrator: Nadia May
75
831 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
aimee
Förklaringar
aimee: Narrated by Jeff Woodman. There are five books in the series. This is a great fantasy series and Jeff is amazing! He does accents from all around the world, plus hags, ogres, giants, goblins, demons, etc. His range is incredible!
76
786 medlemmar
65 recensioner
4.2
Member
dudes22
Förklaringar
dudes22: narrated by Dominic Hoffman
77
555 medlemmar
24 recensioner
3.8
Member
kristilabrie
Förklaringar
kristilabrie: Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Catherine Taber, MacLeod Andrews, Kirby Heyborne
78
334 medlemmar
8 recensioner
½ 4.7
Member
vwinsloe
Förklaringar
vwinsloe: Read by multiple authors, including Ian Holm and Bill Nighy.
79
316 medlemmar
4 recensioner
4.1
Member
Laura.a
Förklaringar
Laura.a: Good book. And I like it when audiobooks include original interviews, so I can hear both the author and the interviewee in their own voices.
80
262 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
EMS_24
Förklaringar
EMS_24: Read by the author. The 'Goldberg Variations' of J.S.Bach are beautifully played on piano between the chapters which are based on the structure of the music. The pieces connect, follow the content of the mood of the succesive chapters.
81
235 medlemmar
9 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
Kiri
Förklaringar
Kiri: Excellent Narration, great pacing, engaging narrative.
82
143 medlemmar
9 recensioner
3.9
Member
yoyogod
Förklaringar
yoyogod: Narrated by YouTuber MrCreepyPasta
83
104 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4.2
Member
dara85
Förklaringar
dara85: Through NLS: Madelyn Buzzard
84
71 medlemmar
6 recensioner
½ 4.5
Member
Aquila
Förklaringar
Aquila: Narrated By Lori Prince. This was the book that got me into audiobooks, I'd already read it in another form and I have a deep love for it, it's left me fairly imprinted on Lori's narration.
85
46 medlemmar
7 recensioner
4.1
Member
eo206
86
27 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
Porua
Förklaringar
Porua: Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Hachette Audio (2008). I generally abhor abridged versions but Cumberbatch as a narrator brings so much to each of the character in the book! I have listened to this version multiple times at this point
87
20 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
paulmdh
88
9 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4
89
Member
JamesTateLibrary
Förklaringar
JamesTateLibrary: Read by James Tate and Michael Earl Craig, edited by Dara Barrois/Dixon, Kate Lindroos, Emily Pettit. 'The poems of James Tate will keep speaking to people for a very long time into the future, because they never stop caring and never stop having fun. They are, to my ear, lovely verbal reminders that everything should be regarded as mysterious and dear.' — George Saunders, author of Liberation Day and Lincoln in the Bardo “A brilliant collection of poems from one of the most singular minds ever to have graced the page. Not only does this book exemplify Tate's unmatched imagination, but it also celebrates his intelligence, tenderness, and attention. This book is an absolute must-read for any poetry lover.” — Ada Limón, author of The Carrying and Bright Dead Things 'Quintessential poems by virtuoso of absurdity Tate are woven into a whimsical, rollicking, and utterly jarring retrospective that showcases an unparalleled mind...Tenacious, surreal, impish, and soul mending, these poems invite the reader into a transcendent world.' — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
90
6 medlemmar
Member
hildretha
91
4 medlemmar
92
18,769 medlemmar
1,268 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
knerd.knitter, msjudy,Thelamon1
Förklaringar
knerd.knitter: read by Jim Dale
93
256 medlemmar
4 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
Kadia, 2wonderY,Thelamon1
Förklaringar
2wonderY: This is an ensemble cast. It is genius! Go listen.
94
9,304 medlemmar
136 recensioner
4
Member
Aquila
Förklaringar
Aquila: As read by Jodie Foster. I already had a paperback copy but bought the copy on cassette tape just because, back when.
95
9,122 medlemmar
319 recensioner
3.9
Member
Charon07
Förklaringar
Charon07: Read by George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and Andy Paris. George Guidall read the sections from the POV of Leo Gursky, and he was remarkable.
96
8,708 medlemmar
345 recensioner
½ 4.4
Member
hildretha
97
8,159 medlemmar
45 recensioner
4
Member
cpg
Förklaringar
cpg: Narrated by Lewis himself.
98
3,409 medlemmar
162 recensioner
4.1
99
3,080 medlemmar
69 recensioner
3.9
Member
ahef1963
100
2,857 medlemmar
72 recensioner
4.2
Member
Laura.a
Förklaringar
Laura.a: There are some ideas in here I still think about.