TTT #8 – [Damn, My Dog Ate My Kindle] 10 Audiobooks I Want To Listen To

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018.

10 audiobooks

Today is a freebie and it’s actually perfect because –

My dog ate my kindle.

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It’s fucking PLASTIC!!!

Or, rather,  she tried to EAT IT for REASONS that will always stay obscure (I still love her because she’s my baby, but come ON) – and as I cannot read on phone (it hurts my eyes way too much, ugh) and didn’t want to pay for shipping, I’ve started looking into audiobooks – she didn’t touch my phone, thanks GOD (or whoever dogs follow for advice, ya know).

After – long-ass – searches through the internet, here are the ten audiobooks I selected!

 Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah : I actually cheated with this one because I’ve already listened to three hours yesterday and let me tell you, friends, I’m loving it. How Trevor Noah – who reads it – manages to make me laugh while talking about such horrific times is beyond me, but it’s a success : I’m both furious and thoroughly charmed and I can’t wait to listen more from it.

 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, special edition : soooo this is the moment when I confess that 1) I’ve never read this classic (hold your pitchforks, would you? It’s very much an English language classic and isn’t that famous in France) and 2) I might always have had a bit of a crush on Claire Danes. Therefore this edition looks like the perfect way to go at it, doesn’t it?

The truth is, Storm Front has been recommended to me from age but I never really felt like it would be something I’d like. However. The audiobook is narrated by James Marsters, so obviously I just have to try or my teenage self would disown me. Duh.

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 Anansi Boys : A BBC Radio 4 Dramatization : if you know me a little, then you are aware that Neil Gaiman and me don’t match. I know, I know, it’s an horrendous betrayal : how could I?? Dude. No idea. I always love his stories in theory but his writing always manages to bore me to no end. However, when I came across this audiobook I just knew I had to try it : first, have you seen the cast? Secondly, this particular story has been recommended to me forever as ‘the book that finally will make you fall in love with Neil Gaiman’, so. Let’s do this.

 Sherlock Holmes : The Definite Collection, narrated by Stephen Fry : again, classics that I ought to have read since forever, and … didn’t. Granted, as everyone on earth, probably, I stumbled upon The Hound of the Baskervilles in high school but then I just… stopped there. Sorry? Anyway. Now is the time I’ll try to make up for my years of avoidance, alright?

 I’ve been recommended The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco since forever and my friends are telling me that the audiobook version is great, so why wait more, huh?

➐ Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Ellen Oh (Editor) : this collection of diverse short stories written for a middle-grade audience looks so magical and interesting, I couldn’t ignore it. I just couldn’t.

➑ I’ve always loved Stephanie Kuehn’s works and I have ADHD so The Smaller Evil seems like a perfect choice for me (thank YOU to the reviewers who mentioned the ADHD rep!!)

 Glitterland by Alexis Hall is one of my favorite novels, so when a friend mentioned that the audiobook version was amazing, I knew I had to get it.

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish is the first audiobook that was recommended to me, my friend warning me that I should be ready to ugly laugh in public. Oh. Yes. I am.

Of course there are more, MANY MORE, but I had to choose, alright? I particularly liked scrolling through Listening Library and I recommend you do just that : so many diverse audiobooks waiting for you to listen to! 

Now tell me, what are your favorite audiobooks? Can you recommend me some? 

34 responses to “TTT #8 – [Damn, My Dog Ate My Kindle] 10 Audiobooks I Want To Listen To

  1. Oh my god, I’m so sorry your dog ate your kindle! I love my dog too but I would flip if that happened! May your kindle rest in peace. 😦 On the bright side, you chose some awesome audio books! I haven’t listened to many audios, but the ones I did were excellent: To kill a mockingbird narrated by Sissy Spacek, A series of unfortunate events where some are narrated by Tim Curry and some by Lemony Snicket, and of course the Harry Potter series narrated by the amazing Stephen Fry. I enjoyed all of those, and the narrations have a certain charm that adds to the overall experience. 🙂

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    • Yes, she did!!! She stopped OF COURSE but it was too late, ugh. Ruined. And I’m loving Born a crime!!! So hilarious and emotional at the same time!

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  2. I’ve read The Handmaid’s Tale but haven’t listened to it on audio; I definitely recommend that one though. The book is really good! I’m just starting to get into audiobooks so I haven’t listened to a lot though the Harry Potter series is phenomenal in audio and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs is really great too. Happy listening!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!

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  3. You can download apps on your phone that have free Audio books! Most of them are older, but it is a great way to listen to the classics (like Pride and Prejudice!) if you want to! The only non-classic books I have listened to are Ready Player One (read by Wil Wheaton) and it was amazing! And The Fire’s Stone which I loved the book but the narration was just ok

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  4. I find Stephanie Kuehn’s works odd, and I love odd, but Smaller Evil didn’t work for me. I did give her another chance with When I Am Through With You and really liked it. If you haven’t read it, you might want to give it a chance as well.

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    • Ahhh yes, I get that. Most of my friends were perplexed by The Smaller Evil too. I’ll have to try it for the adhd rep if anything 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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  5. I don’t read a lot of audio because I get so distracted, but I wish I did! I think Storm Front would be awesome on audio, especially w/ Marsters. and The Bone Witch looks SO good.

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  6. Best blog post title ever…. but I am sorry! Hahah! Also, I am so curious about so many of these. I always have a hard time with audiobooks, but I truly believe it is because I’m not picking the right ones for me. So I can’t wait to see what you think of all these! Happy reading, love! ❤ xx

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    • Thank you!! It makes me laugh now too, I can’t stay angry at my baby anyway. And yeah, I’ve listened to horrendous ones in the past so this time I looked for advice before choosing 🙈 I just finished A Study in Scarlet and if the book itself isn’t my fave, I really enjoyed the audio narration. Actually I’m pretty sure that I would have needed more time to finish it if not for the narration 🙈🙈 Trevor Noah’s one is AMAZING tho. Love it.

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