Favourite Audiobooks – Top 5 Tuesday

I live on audiobooks these days. My commute to work is so long (an hour on a good day) that I don’t know what I would do without an audiobook to listen to on my drive. I usually love the ones with full casts, because they just bring such a dimension to the book that a single narrator cannot always accomplish (although really good narrators can draw you into the stories with their varied voices).

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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Narrator: Jim Dale

There is no narrator like Jim Dale, he’s just a classic.

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The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Hands down my favourite audiobooks, because they have such a brilliant cast, sound effects, and everything put together just draws you right into the story.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Narrator: Fiona Hardingham

I love Fiona Hardingham as a narrator (she also performs Furyborn and Kingsbane, My Plain Jane, Sherwood, and about 200 others but I haven’t personally listened to them).

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Other than the fact that each narrator pronounced Jurda differently and that was distracting, I love that this audiobook has a full cast.

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Narrator: Emily Ellet

She has such a nice voice for this book and the characters, the only thing I will say is that she speaks really slowly so I had to increase the speed a little to enjoy it.

Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have any favourites that I haven’t listened to? Let me know in the comments!






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  2. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm Avatar

    Great list! And good to know about Sorcery of Thorns. I was thinking of picking it up to read soon but I might listen to the audiobook when I can’t read physically 🙂


  3. Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. Avatar

    I LOVE audiobook recommendations because I’m just getting into this world and I want to hear everything 😍😄 Thank you for your great list ❤️


  4. Nerd Narration Avatar

    Super strong second to the Illuminae trilogy! Absolutely love those full-cast/studio effects recordings. And like how could Jim Dale not make everyone’s list, you know? =D


  5. confessionsofayareader Avatar

    Illuminae is showing up on so many lists. It’s on mine, too. Great choices!


  6. wonderwall360blog Avatar

    I only managed list of three and bit. Not listened to full cast one but perhaps they may capture my imagination better then single narrator and allow me to concentrate and absorb story properly.


  7. *Flora* Avatar

    I’m definitely listening to more audiobooks these days and I completely agree with you about the narrator making or breaking a story. I haven’t listened to any multi-cast audiobooks yet but have listened to some excellent narrators who can play all the roles by changing their voice.
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    Flora x

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  8. evelynreads1 Avatar

    Great list! I really want to do my next Harry Potter reread on audio! I’ve heard so many great things about those!


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  9. kjbookworld Avatar

    I’ve been planning to borrow the illuminae files series from the library, but I’m tempted to listen to the audiobook since you mention it here! I’ve never listened to an audiobook that has a full cast so that would be another reason to do it! 😀

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  10. PerfectlyTolerable Avatar

    Jim Dale is an amazing narrator! I love his voice! Have you listened to anything else by him?

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    1. kyera Avatar

      I’m so sorry, I’ve been terrible with responding to comments. School has been crazy. I honestly only had Jim Dale in my head as a Harry Potter narrator, so I never considered that he would narrate anything else and now I feel ridiculous. Have you listened to any of his other stuff and if so, any recommendations?

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      1. PerfectlyTolerable Avatar

        You are fine! And I listened to The Night Circus by him too. I loved his narration of it, but I don’t usually recommend it as an audiobook because the timeline skips around a lot and I had trouble following it without actually being able to see the dates on paper, but that could just be me haha.

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      2. kyera Avatar

        Oh gosh I read that but now I can’t remember if I read the actual book or listened to it! Man, I’ll have to check out something that he’s read.

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