I’ve been listening to audiobooks for over 13 years, and watching this form of expression grow at such a fast rate has been exciting to see. The quality of audiobooks today in comparison to the audiobooks I listened to over a decade ago is nothing short of phenomenal. Audiobooks are now big business and we’re just getting started!
If you are new to audiobooks the question asked most often is “What should I listen to first?” Here are five suggestions of audiobooks that stick out as unforgettable, books that I listen to over and over again.
Ender’s Game By Orson Scott Card and narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison and Gabrielle de Cuir. This one is an oldie but a goodie. It was released in 2002 but it stands up well to the test of time. Ender’s Game won the Hugo and the Nebula Award. The audio version captures all the excitement and awe of space travel and the heartbreak and loneliness that Ender endured.
Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley Narrated by Emma Taylor. I love, love this story, Lauren restarts her life after divorcing her philandering husband and my heart breaks for the way Tatum inadvertently wounds Lauren with his words when he thinks she not listening. This one is romance and suspense. This audiobook will melt your listening device, it’s sexually explicit. One final note, Tatum redeems himself admirably.
Into The Light
Into The Light By Aleatha Romig and narrated By Kevin T Collins and Erin deWard. This is an intense one. If you have any triggers you may want to skip this one. It deals with kidnapping and spousal abuse. But what a story! I had no idea where it was going until the very end. It’s a thriller, no doubt about it!
The Dinosaur Four by Geoff Jones and narrated by Nick Poedhl. This audiobook was awesome! It’s a very different twist on time travel back to the age of dinosaurs. It has villains, dinosaurs, two heroes and one smart, feisty grandma! Some characters get their comeuppance and deserve it and some totally get the shaft.
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown and narrated by Stephen Lang. I listened to this book several years ago and several times since… Yeah, it’s that good. It’s high-octane suspense and the story keeps you guessing until the end. Add in the stellar narration by Stephen Lang and you have perfection. Chill Factor always reminds me why I love audiobooks so much!