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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Audiobook Midweek Meme


Current/most recent audiobook: Last night I finished WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE, by TC Boyle.

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Impressions: This is a book I need to review ASAP.  I loved the last book that I listened to by this author - THE TORTILLA CURTAIN (mini review here) - and was very excited about this one, but I ended up being disappointed by some of the choices the author made.  I'll explain more when I review it, hopefully within the week.


Current favorite audiobook: This is a hard one!


One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: I love George Guidall for historical fiction, Katherine Kellgren is fantastic for accents, David Case for British books, and I could go on an on ...


Genre you most often choose to listen to: I really like non-fiction in audio but I can't say that I listen to more of that than anything else.  The genres of the last few books I listened to were: fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction, and paranormal.


If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: I love the narrator, or when I know I'll be doing lots of chores or driving and won't have a lot of time to read.


If given the choice, you will always choose print when: I always check who the narrator is before deciding to listen to a book, and if the narrator is one I don't like I'll always get the book in print.


For more on Audiobook Week, click here.

13 comments:

Molly (Restless Reader) said...

I'm so new to audiobooks that I don't know what to look for (or avoid) in one. I do like British accents, though, so I'll look for one narrated by David Case as you suggested.

Heather J. said...

Molly - If you are a Harry Potter fan, you should try out that series. It is EXCELLENT, and the narration by Jim Dale is fabulous - he does British very well too.

Kelly! said...

I can't wait to hear your review of When The Killing's Done!!

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I definitely agree about choosing print over audio if the narrator is someone I don't like. And non-fiction seems made for audio. It's so much more interesting with a great voice reading it to you :o)

Here's my audio book week post!

Mickey @ imabookshark

Jen - devourer of books said...

I'm totally intrigued by this review you need to write. I hope you have a chance to do it by Friday so you can link it up for Audiobook Week!

Nise' said...

I am a huge fan of Katherine Kellgren too!

Kristin said...

My book club picked When the Killing's Done for our meeting last month and I couldn't get into it...perhaps if I tried to audio version, I would have liked it better.

My mid-week meme can be found here.

Trish said...

I haven't listened to enough audiobooks to have a go-to narrator but like you I do tend to prefer non-fiction over fiction. Unless YA--something about YA works really well for me.

bermudaonion said...

I'm not familiar with any of the narrators you named. I need to check them out.

JoAnn said...

I LOVED the audio of The Tortilla Curtain! Will keep an eye out for your review of Boyle's latest...

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have not really followed a narrator yet but see from many posts that there are narrators that are "must listens" hopefully by this week next year I will be an audio pro and have narrators I love :)

Serena said...

I missed audiobook week it seems...boy am I out of the loop on these things...ugh...ah well.

Susanbright said...

I am totally hooked on audio books. The Guernsey Potato Peel Society is a great one. It is read by 5 people and the different voices and accents make it almost like listening to a play. I cannot get in my car without a book to listen to.

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