Things I Heard, Part Two

7:46:00 PM

In 2015, I discovered audiobooks. In 2016, I discovered podcasts. And 2017, I amassed a large collection of both which have given me great joy and helped me pass countless hours during my commute. Today, I'm going to share the audiobooks I've been listening to (and loving) this year.

Anything by Neil Gaiman. Seriously. | I've listened to The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Instructions, Stardust, and Norse Mythology. His voice is magical and his stories more so.

Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles | This isn't new to me but remains a favorite.

Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen and narrated by Rosamund Pike | I discovered this was available for free as one of my Amazon Prime perks (look for Channels in the Audible app) and the reviews were great. I second them - Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) brings great voices to each character.

Sherlock Holmes, written by Arthur Conan Doyle and narrated by Stephen Fry | I got this with my first Audible credit because Stephen Fry has a great voice and because there's about a million hours of audio to listen to. I listen to it a lot as I'm falling asleep, which is probably not great for my subconscious or whatever, but I enjoy it.

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham | I already talked about this in Things I Read, so I'll keep it brief: I'm fairly certain I wouldn't have enjoyed these stories half as much if it hadn't been Lauren telling them.

I primarily listen to audiobooks using Libby, which is an app from the same company as OverDrive. It connects you to the ebooks and audiobooks available to you through your local library. Audiobooks can be expensive and the free ones vary widely in terms of quality, but Libby is free and has never let me down. I also use Audible from time to time, although I continue to believe that it's overpriced.

Be sure to check out Part One, which is all about my favorite podcasts. And let me know what audiobooks you recommend - I'm always looking for new things to listen to while I'm on the road!

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