Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme

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Here’s something quick and easy for the middle of the week, just a short meme. Just copy/paste (and obviously change the answers to your own).

Current/most recent audiobook: I just finished A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant, narrated by Jan Maxwell and am now listening to Leaving Van Gogh by Carol Wallace, narrated by Luis Moreno

Impressions: Well, my review of A Covert Affair is up today, so that you can read yourself, but I’m finding Leaving Van Gogh a little light ont he passion at the moment. Of course, it is still pretty early on, so it may just be ramping up, it definitely still has potential.

Current favorite audiobook: Faith by Jennifer Haigh. It was a stellar story paired with an equally stellar narrator (Therese Plummer). Seriously, you guys, it was completely amazing and I think you really, really, really, really, REALLY listen to it. It would be amazing in print too, yes, but Therese Plummer just made it phenomenal.

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: I’m not sure if anyone would ALWAYS make me choose audio over print, but I’m highly swayed if I see Cassandra Campbell, John Lee, Therese Plummer, Simon Prebble, Juliet Stevenson, Bahni Turpin, and/or Simon Vance.

Genre you most often choose to listen to: I consume a lot of my nonfiction in audio. I find that things like The Emperor of All Maladies work really well for me in audio, because I don’t have to worry about getting bogged down in technical specifics. If I just keep listening, I always figure out what is going on, but I am afraid if I got to them in print I would get frustrated with specifics and not get through it. At the complete other end of the spectrum, I also prefer

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: I love, love, love mysteries in audio. Cozies I like in print, but the rest, give me audio every time.

If given the choice, you will always choose print when: If I know a book is going to jump around in time frequently I tend to prefer print, because I need the visual cues.

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