Audiobook week: My favorite audiobooks


I wish I had more time to write this post, but it’s almost 11 pm and I’m taking Natalie down to Spokane for more testing tomorrow morning. I had planned to give you my thoughts on each title, but instead, I’m only going to have time to write up a list of favorites.


~ The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, read by Julia Gibson

~ The Woman Who Can’t Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science by Jill Price and Bart Davis, read by Celeste Ciulla

~ Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin, read by the author

Historical fiction:

~ Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd, read by Sile Bermingham

~ Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier, read by Jill Tanner

~ Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, read by Feodor Chin

~ I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, read by Jenny Agutter

~ North River by Pete Hamill, read by Henry Strozier

~ Pirates! by Celia Rees, read by Jennifer Wiltsie

~ Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, read by Davina Porter

~ The Sister by Poppy Adams, read by Juliet Mills

~ Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones

~ The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen, read by Henry Strozier


~ Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, read by Lenny Henry

~ Going Bovine by Libba Bray, read by Erik Davies

~ Eragon by Christopher Paolini, read by Gerard Doyle

Contemporary fiction:

~ Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos, read by Jennifer Ikeda and Alma Cuervo

~ The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard, read by Anna Fields

Children’s fiction:

~ When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, read by Cynthia Holloway

~ Rules by Cynthia Lord, read by Jessica Almasy


~ One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, read by Lorelei King

~ The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King, read by Jenny Sterlin

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22 Responses to Audiobook week: My favorite audiobooks

  1. Ronnica
    Twitter: RonnicaZ

    My 2 favorites are Gone with the Wind and Little Women. I look forward to checking a few of these out…especially When You Reach Me. I loved the book, but listening to the audio would be a great re-read.
    .-= Ronnica´s last blog ..Not Here, But There =-.

  2. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Pirates was a great audio, wasn’t it?

    Good luck with the testing and I hope you have something good to listen to.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Audiobook Week: Quick Meme =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Beth – I am alternating between Map of True Places and On Beauty – and they’re both excellent!

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Love Walked In was so wonderful, as was Belong to Me. I’m taking notes on some of these others. You have great instincts and never lead me astray!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Writing an Audio book review =-.

  4. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    Water for Elephants was on my list, too! North River was one of my favorite reads last year… glad the audio is well done, too. I’m adding Love Walked In and Anansi Boys to my list.
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..Audiobook Week: When Do You Listen? =-.

  5. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12

    Great list of recommendations. I’ve loved all the ones you listed that I’ve read, now I’ll have to check out the rest.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Friday Favorites: On Writing =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Melissa – I have been adding titles to my to-listen-to list this week like crazy!

  6. Kristen says:

    I haven’t listened to any of these so it was fun to look through your list. My husband also loved Born Standing Up by Steve Martin so I might have to check that one out.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Jennifer Weiner’s New Short Story, THE HALF-LIFE =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kristen – I just realized I forgot Sidney Poitier’s memoir – read by him – it was amazing, too!

  7. Susie says:

    Oh I had forgotten about Anansi boys that was a really good one!May have to go edit my post lol. I might have to try Going Bovine i heard the book was good but I really enjoy listening to funny books on audio. thanks for the recommendations!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Susie – I thought Going Bovine was hysterical – it is a bit longer than your typical YA, but I didn’t mind that.

  8. I’m listening to Born Standing Up in my car right now!!

  9. Kathleen says:

    I’m really wanting to give audio books another try to see if I can be a better listener! Thank you for all of the good suggestions. I hope everything will go well with your daughters test and will continue praying for you.

  10. I’ve heard “The Sister” is good on audio, I have it queued up in my computer. I’m also waiting on Bog Child at the library after Candace’s review the other day.
    .-= Jen – Devourer of Books´s last blog ..Recommended Audiobooks – Audiobook Week Discussion =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Jen – Bog Child is absolutely amazing – definitely a good one!

  11. Donna says:

    Thanks to you and many other participants of Audiobook Week, Outlander has secured a place on my list of books to be listened to.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Donna – yes, Outlander is truly an amazing experience on audio.