Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Audiobook Blog Hop! Including my top 3 choices for best audiobooks of 2013 (and a giveaway)


Hi Everyone! It is time for the Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop where we highlight our favorite 3 audiobooks from 2013. This hop is hosted by The Book NymphoHot Listens, and Geeky Bloggers Book Blog.  It runs from Jan 1 2014 to Jan 15 2014.

Listening to an audiobook can be such an amazing experience!  A good narrator can add so much to what would already be a great read.  Experiencing a well-performed audiobook can make a great read even more immersive and wonderful.  Below are my picks for my three favorite audiobooks of 2013.  This was intensely hard, partially because some of my absolute favorites are books that came out before 2013.  However, there were some real goodies this year as well!  My top 3 are listed below, but you should also scroll down and check out the other participating blogs to discover other audio favorites of the past year.  

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel


This is an amazing story that reminds us of the power of a good story-teller. What makes this experience even better is hearing the work narrated by the author himself, who besides being an amazing writer, is also a phenomenal narrator.  There is definitely something about an author narrating their own book that makes the experience even more special.  Like you are getting to experience the book exactly as intended.  



NOS4A2: A Novel


Speaking of amazing story-tellers... Joe Hill is a fantastic one!  This book is completely engaging and exciting.  The narration is amazing and it is very easy to get completely caught up in the story and characters (even the super-creepy characters).  

Audible Link


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls


Fans of David Sedaris will love this!  If you don't yet know David Sedaris, you should rectify that quickly.  He's witty, hilarious, and all around wonderful.  This is another book that is narrated by its author, and as per usual, Sedaris does an awesome job of telling his own stories.

Audible Link



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11 comments:

  1. Oh I downloaded Nos4a2 so I am excited it is landing on many people's lists :)

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    1. Horns and Heart-Shaped Box are also really good books by Joe Hill if you end up liking NOS4A2.

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    1. Thanks! And a Happy New Year to you too :)

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  3. All are on my TBR list. I'm thinking I should do the audio. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Especially when it comes to Neil Gaiman or David Sedaris, audio is a great choice. You get to experience the book exactly the way the author wants you to. Enjoy :)

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  4. I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and really liked it. I have seen Nos4a2 in other blogs, I think I need to check it out.
    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls sounds like a really fun book.

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  5. Thank you for being part of the hop!
    I always wondered how David Sedaris humor would transit to audio, no need to wonder anymore :)
    I have to check your pick, and some my other favorites from him.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. This has been a very fun blog hop to be a a part of :) You really can't go wrong with any of David Sedaris' books on audio (or going to one of his live readings). He narrates all of his own books and and stories perfectly.

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  6. I REALLY need to listen to NOS4A2! Many people are raving about it! I bought it the other day when it was the deal of the day at audible.

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  7. They sound like good books, thanks for sharing!

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