audiobooks to try

11 Awesome Audiobooks To Try

I LOVE audiobooks (see why on my last post about audiobooks here!), but not all are created equal. If you get a good one, it can be the best thing EVER, but if you happen upon a bad one, there’s no way in hell you’re going to like that book, no matter how good it actually is. Here are some of my favorite audiobooks.

Some Good Sci-Fi Listens:

  Jurassic park 

Sleeping Giants had an AWESOME audiobook. It was like a movie! See my review here. 
See my rave review of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet here.
I LOVED Jurassic Park on audio! See my review here!
Dark Matter translated well to audio, and I enjoyed the narrator quite a bit! See my review here.

Something for the Romantic: 

the bronze horseman cover

I absolutely adored the narrator for The Bronze Horseman. His voice was PERFECT and his voice for Alexander was drool-worthy. I listened to that 30+ hour audiobook in less than a week I was so obsessed! See my review here. 

For the Historical Fiction Fans:

salt to the sea wolf by wolf ryan graudin vengeance road cover

Salt to the Sea was an EXCELLENT young adult historical fiction novel, and I loved that different voices were cast for each of the characters. See my review here. 

Wolf by Wolf barely classifies as historical fiction (since it’s alternate reality history…), but I’m still throwing it in here. This was quite a good audiobook! The narrator did an awesome job with the German accents, and it made it all the more fun to listen to. See my review here!

Some people didn’t like the narrator’s southern accent on Vengeance Road, but I loved it, and thought it fit really well with the story. See my review for VR here. 

The Contemporary Reader: 


I’m really a big fan of when audiobooks cast multiple actors for the various narrators of the story. It made this book so much more powerful. See my review here!

For the Fantasy/Paranormal Folk: 

 nevernight cover

The narrator for The Raven Boys did all of the books in the series (four of ’em)! He was fantastic! See my review for the first on here. 

The audiobook for Nevernight was SO GOOD!! I absolutely ate it up. See my glowing review of this book here. 


What are some of your favorite audiobooks you’ve listened to?

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  1. Oh goodness, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet’s audiobook was SO GOOD. I wished it would never end!

    This post is timely because my Audible credit for the month should be here soon! 🙂

    1. Hahaha yay!! The same narrator did the second one, The Closed and Common Orbit, so if you haven’t checked that one out – you should!

  2. I prefer non-fiction for my audiobook “reads”, and if it is an autobiography read by the author that is my favourite! Currently listneing to Anna Kendrick’s “Scrappy Little Nobody” and is it hilarious and I love it 🙂

  3. Definitely a nice list of books to listen to. Honestly, I have a hard time convincing myself to try audiobooks, and based on the samples I’ve listened to in the past, the idea of not reading words just changes the whole game and makes it weird for me hahah I think I’ll end up enjoying them more later in life when I see the convenience of them though. 😛

    1. It’s true – it’s a much different “reading” experience! There are times when I wonder if I would have liked the book more if I had read it. But luckily some audiobooks are so good i don’t worry about that!