Best Audiobooks

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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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6,311 medlemmer
361 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
10 Members
eceleste, wdwilson3, mdexter, souloftherose, cammykitty, vwinsloe, klandring, KMAnder1, jcscwc, StoweBarbara
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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.
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79,444 medlemmer
1,434 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
9 Members
erinclark, missylc, HeathMochaFrost, shearon, dancesports, traceylkb, caeshea, ManWithAnAgenda, Thelamon1
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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
5,730 medlemmer
351 anmeldelser
4.1
8 Members
gilroy, tardis, mcmikedermott, wdwilson3, terran, 2wonderY, ManWithAnAgenda, Tosta
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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
18,521 medlemmer
1,246 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
8 Members
MajorRakal, GwenH, 2wonderY, traceylkb, OphelieDepoortere, KMAnder1, Thelamon1, bumble_bee_
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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
6,576 medlemmer
332 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
8 Members
erinclark, mdexter, Kadia, ahef1963, OphelieDepoortere, kristilabrie, ManWithAnAgenda, Tosta,
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erinclark: This story is super sweet and it made me happy.
kristilabrie: Narrated by: Daniel Henning
6
19,515 medlemmer
1,250 anmeldelser
4.2
8 Members
turtle64, shearon, lizzy50usa, dancesports, traceylkb, msjudy, sbb1zz, Dances_with_Words
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msjudy: Audio Performance by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills
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20,277 medlemmer
466 anmeldelser
3.9
7 Members
hipdeep, Kadia, klandring, KMAnder1, Charon07, jpahl, Dances_with_Words
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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.
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7,827 medlemmer
659 anmeldelser
3.8
7 Members
missylc, LDVoorberg, dancesports, bookcookie1920, gypsysmom, jpahl, sbb1zz
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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.
9
4,322 medlemmer
122 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
7 Members
wdwilson3, norabelle414, terran, KMAnder1, jcscwc, jpahl, StoweBarbara
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norabelle414: English edition narrated by the author
10
14,762 medlemmer
611 anmeldelser
3.8
7 Members
gilroy, tardis, amanda4242, 2wonderY, traceylkb, al.vick, Kalira
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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.
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135,608 medlemmer
2,062 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
9 Members
tardis, MajorRakal, missylc, amanda4242, birder4106, MaskedMumbler, traceylkb, kristilabrie, Thelamon1,caeshea ,GrimFiend1977 ,
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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
12
1,939 medlemmer
103 anmeldelser
4.1
6 Members
shearon, Kadia, traceylkb, msjudy, BeckiMarsh, jcscwc
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msjudy: Audio performance by Meryl Streep
13
9,369 medlemmer
337 anmeldelser
4
7 Members
mcmikedermott, amanda4242, cammykitty, traceylkb, KMAnder1, Charon07, Thelamon1
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Charon07: Read by the author. Not every author is a great reader, but Neil Gaiman is excellent.
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5,928 medlemmer
340 anmeldelser
3.9
6 Members
mdexter, Kadia, janna_voss, traceylkb, msjudy, Charon07,sbb1zz
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msjudy: One hundred and sixty-six individual narrators
Charon07: 166 narrators sounds like it could be cacophony, but this is truly an amazing production.
15
4,698 medlemmer
274 anmeldelser
4.1
6 Members
shearon, traceylkb, Charon07, sbb1zz, Lauren-at-LT, CynCom
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Charon07: And Tom Hanks does a fantastic job!
Lauren-at-LT: Narrated by Tom Hanks
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978 medlemmer
77 anmeldelser
4
5 Members
erinclark, janna_voss, traceylkb, noveltea, Tosta
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erinclark: Delightful story and great narration.
noveltea: Read by Juliet Stevenson
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8,001 medlemmer
91 anmeldelser
4.1
4 Members
cpg, airgid, Kadia, AndreaLP
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cpg: John Cleese as narrator. He was born for this role.
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6,134 medlemmer
376 anmeldelser
3.9
5 Members
tardis, wdwilson3, souloftherose, 2wonderY, klandring
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tardis: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does a brilliant job of narrating this, catching the humour and Peter's tone just right.
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18,803 medlemmer
1,283 anmeldelser
4.1
4 Members
mcmikedermott, erinclark, missylc, LibraryCin
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erinclark: Really fun to read.
20
12,244 medlemmer
181 anmeldelser
4.2
4 Members
tardis, Kadia, cammykitty, ManWithAnAgenda
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tardis: New version read by Andy Serkis (text), Bill Nighy (footnotes), Peter Serafinowicz (Death). This was the audiobook that hooked my hubby on Discworld.
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5,360 medlemmer
185 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
4 Members
Kadia, vwinsloe, ahef1963, jpahl
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vwinsloe: Read by Robin Miles
22
17,247 medlemmer
911 anmeldelser
4
4 Members
erinclark, knerd.knitter, wdwilson3, shearon
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erinclark: Kept me guessing till the very end.
knerd.knitter: read by Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner
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5,934 medlemmer
461 anmeldelser
4
3 Members
janoorani24, caeshea, sbb1zz
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janoorani24: Narrator: Peter Altschuler
24
1,741 medlemmer
117 anmeldelser
3.9
3 Members
airgid, bookcookie1920, GrimFiend1977
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bookcookie1920: Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
25
3,474 medlemmer
184 anmeldelser
3.9
3 Members
Bookmarque, wdwilson3, amanda4242
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Bookmarque: OMG Euan Morton is the bomb with this series.
amanda4242: Read by Euan Morton
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43,332 medlemmer
685 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
3 Members
MaskedMumbler, GrimFiend1977, Thelamon1
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GrimFiend1977: Listening as you read really helps to make sense of this gigantic space opera. The unabridged McMillan edition is superb.
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2,255 medlemmer
76 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
3 Members
GrimFiend1977, jcscwc, Charon07
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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
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4,428 medlemmer
212 anmeldelser
4
3 Members
terran, Tosta, CynCom
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4,372 medlemmer
212 anmeldelser
4.1
3 Members
shearon, airgid, Lauren-at-LT
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Lauren-at-LT: Narrated by Donna Tartt
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141 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
½ 4.7
3 Members
Porua, cammykitty, bumble_bee_
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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.
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5,840 medlemmer
228 anmeldelser
4
3 Members
janoorani24, AndreaLP, CynCom
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janoorani24: Narrator: Pearl Mackie
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986 medlemmer
50 anmeldelser
4.2
3 Members
erinclark, msjudy, jcscwc
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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
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35,189 medlemmer
794 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
4 Members
tardis, Kadia, cammykitty, bumble_bee_,
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tardis: There are several good versions but my favourite is the full cast recording with David Tennant and Martin Sheen.
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4,193 medlemmer
162 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
amanda4242, bumble_bee_
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amanda4242: Read by David Tennant
35
6,738 medlemmer
218 anmeldelser
4.2
3 Members
hipdeep, wdwilson3, cammykitty
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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.)
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2,400 medlemmer
115 anmeldelser
3.9
3 Members
Flowercreek, jcscwc, Charon07
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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.
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45,515 medlemmer
2,135 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
2 Members
HeathMochaFrost, CynCom
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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.
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13,632 medlemmer
514 anmeldelser
4.2
3 Members
shearon, norabelle414, Thelamon1,
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norabelle414: English edition narrated by Frazer Douglas
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6,005 medlemmer
223 anmeldelser
3.9
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2,888 medlemmer
82 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
birder4106, Thelamon1
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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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27,215 medlemmer
780 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
cammykitty, slimikin
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slimikin: Read by Simon Prebble; I don't think I would've enjoyed this half as much if I hadn't listened to it
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24,051 medlemmer
991 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
missylc, Kalira
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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.
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15,485 medlemmer
207 anmeldelser
4.1
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9,415 medlemmer
523 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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19,381 medlemmer
347 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
mdexter, dudes22
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dudes22: narrated by Ruby Dee
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6,340 medlemmer
345 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
47
2,860 medlemmer
189 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
dudes22, CynCom
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dudes22: narrated by Katie Schorr
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15,677 medlemmer
715 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
vwinsloe, slimikin
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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
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2,001 medlemmer
46 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
50
7,643 medlemmer
548 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
Bookmarque, missylc
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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.
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40,679 medlemmer
1,591 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
dara85, knerd.knitter
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dara85: Through NLS: June Carter
knerd.knitter: read by Ron Rifkin
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1,774 medlemmer
73 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
GrimFiend1977, CynCom
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GrimFiend1977: Read by author, includes clips of his songs and really immerses you in the story of his life.
53
5 medlemmer
4
2 Members
hipdeep, EMS_24
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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.
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744 medlemmer
40 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
dudes22, CynCom
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dudes22: narrated by Katie Schorr
55
1,805 medlemmer
117 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
norabelle414, jcscwc
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norabelle414: English edition narrated by Katherine Kellgren
56
25,149 medlemmer
526 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
hipdeep, CynCom
Forklaringer
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
1,801 medlemmer
130 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
2 Members
lizzy50usa, CynCom
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lizzy50usa: Narrated by Stephanie Daniel. She has narrated the whole series until the recent books and does a great job.
58
630 medlemmer
34 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
Aquila, bumble_bee_
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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
5,643 medlemmer
362 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
2wonderY, Tosta
60
692 medlemmer
29 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
gypsysmom, jcscwc
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gypsysmom: narrated by author
61
852 medlemmer
76 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
knerd.knitter, cammykitty
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knerd.knitter: read by Zachary Quinto
62
2,114 medlemmer
150 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
MajorRakal, amanda4242,caeshea
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amanda4242: Read by Zara Ramm
63
1,284 medlemmer
193 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
Tosta, CynCom
64
3,499 medlemmer
175 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
knerd.knitter, missylc
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knerd.knitter: read by January LaVoy
65
2,280 medlemmer
215 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
Kadia, gypsysmom
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gypsysmom: Atwood's retelling of the Tempest is read by R. H. Thomson, one of my favourite Canadian actors.
66
11,375 medlemmer
165 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
2 Members
MajorRakal, cammykitty
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MajorRakal: The best of Terry Pratchett's Discworld City Watch books. Narrated by Stephen Briggs.
67
55,517 medlemmer
489 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
Member
lizzy50usa
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lizzy50usa: New version narrated by Andy Serkis
68
21,309 medlemmer
278 anmeldelser
4.1
Member
olgakm
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olgakm: Narrated by Richard Armitage
69
18,957 medlemmer
287 anmeldelser
3.8
Member
FelixSH
70
4,960 medlemmer
111 anmeldelser
4
Member
Bookmarque
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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
4,877 medlemmer
193 anmeldelser
4
Member
knerd.knitter
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knerd.knitter: read by Robertson Dean
72
4,070 medlemmer
106 anmeldelser
3.9
Member
SF_fan_mae
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SF_fan_mae: Read by the author, love how he has voices for every character.
73
2,021 medlemmer
115 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
Member
BonnieJune54
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BonnieJune54: Read by author Prince Harry
74
1,795 medlemmer
109 anmeldelser
4
Member
janoorani24
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janoorani24: Narrator: Nadia May
75
831 medlemmer
29 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
Member
aimee
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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
788 medlemmer
65 anmeldelser
4.2
Member
dudes22
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dudes22: narrated by Dominic Hoffman
77
557 medlemmer
24 anmeldelser
3.8
Member
kristilabrie
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kristilabrie: Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Catherine Taber, MacLeod Andrews, Kirby Heyborne
78
334 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
½ 4.7
Member
vwinsloe
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vwinsloe: Read by multiple authors, including Ian Holm and Bill Nighy.
79
316 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
4.1
Member
Laura.a
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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 medlemmer
11 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
Member
EMS_24
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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
239 medlemmer
9 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
Member
Kiri
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Kiri: Excellent Narration, great pacing, engaging narrative.
82
143 medlemmer
9 anmeldelser
3.9
Member
yoyogod
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yoyogod: Narrated by YouTuber MrCreepyPasta
83
104 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
4.2
Member
dara85
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dara85: Through NLS: Madelyn Buzzard
84
71 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
Member
Aquila
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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 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
4.1
Member
eo206
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27 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
Member
Porua
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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 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
Member
paulmdh
88
9 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
4
89
8 medlemmer
Member
JamesTateLibrary
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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)
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6 medlemmer
Member
hildretha
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4 medlemmer
92
18,774 medlemmer
1,268 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
knerd.knitter, msjudy,Thelamon1
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knerd.knitter: read by Jim Dale
93
256 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
4.1
2 Members
Kadia, 2wonderY,Thelamon1
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2wonderY: This is an ensemble cast. It is genius! Go listen.
94
9,304 medlemmer
136 anmeldelser
4
Member
Aquila
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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 medlemmer
319 anmeldelser
3.9
Member
Charon07
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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 medlemmer
345 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
Member
hildretha
97
8,160 medlemmer
45 anmeldelser
4
Member
cpg
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cpg: Narrated by Lewis himself.
98
3,409 medlemmer
162 anmeldelser
4.1
99
3,080 medlemmer
69 anmeldelser
3.9
Member
ahef1963
100
2,858 medlemmer
72 anmeldelser
4.2
Member
Laura.a
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Laura.a: There are some ideas in here I still think about.