Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks challenge is an ‘Audio freebie’ so anything to do with audio. I’ve decided to look at Audiobooks and I’ve split my list into two sections. Some audiobooks I have listened to and highly recommend and some books I would like to listen to at some point! I’m fairly new to the audiobook scene but found that I actually enjoyed listening to them.
Audiobooks I recommend…
I loved listening to each of the above books. I’ve discovered that I really, really love listening to memoirs rather than reading them physically. I often find the to be a little tedious when reading physically, especially if I’m not a die hard fan and can live without the pictures. I particularly enjoyed Yes Please and Bossypants as they were read by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey themselves which added a very personal touch and a great humour. I love listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks, I don’t think anyone could have done these in the way that Stephen Fry has!
Audiobooks on my Wishlist…
Great Expectations – A classic that I have somehow never read which is narrated by none other than my favourite man, Hugh Laurie! Sounds like a perfect couple of hours to me!
Gulliver’s Travels – See above!! Mr Laurie certainly gets around these audiobook recordings!
Heartburn – It’s narrated by Meryl Streep, my biggest life inspiration, need I say anymore?
Year of Yes – I am an enormous (and emotionally scarred) fan of Shonda Rhimes’ various television series and I would love to hear more about her. I also get the feeling this would be an incredibly positive and encouraging read.
Turn of the Screw – I think it’s clear by this point that I want to listen to books read by my favourite actors and actresses. Emma Thompson happens to be one of my all time favourite people, so this was an easy addition to the list!
Spectacles – I have watched Sue Perkins on television in various presenting and comedy roles for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to learn more about her life and also to hear it from herself in audio format!
As I’m sure you can see, there are plenty of books which feature here because I love the actor/actress who reads them. To me this is a perfectly acceptable reason to add the book to my audio list!
What are your favourite audiobooks? What would be your top recommendations?