D.E.A.R. – Audiobook Week-Inspired TBL Pile (Sound Bytes)

Do you remember D.E.A.R? At my elementary school that meant “Drop Everything And Read,” something we typically did for 10 or 15 minutes every day. Best part of my day, really. As my TBR and Library piles are battling for supremacy and trying to sneak in around the review copies who have staked out places on my calendar, I’m thinking back to the simpler days of D.E.A.R., when I believed I had time to get to any book I wanted. And that, of course, got me fantasizing about a world where I really could just Drop Everything And Read for more than just 15 minutes a day.

The thing about Audiobook Week, it wreaks havoc on your audiobook wishlist. The good news for me is that in the next few days I’m going to have two infants, and I’m thinking that my ipod will be easier to balance while feeding them than my Nook – let alone than something in print.

Here are some of the audiobooks that most intrigued me as I perused Audiobook Week posts last week, in roughly the order I discovered them:

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, narrated by Khristine Hvam
Mentioned by: Oddophile, Alaskan Bookie, A Patchwork of Books, Reading Thru the Night
Bonus: This will be a free download from SYNC from August 2-8.


The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell, narrated by Tai Sammons
Mentioned by: Bay State RA




Cinder by Marissa Meyer, narrated by Rebecca Soler
Mentioned by: Unabridged Andra




Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, narrated by Libba Bray
Mentioned by: My Little Pocketbooks





I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, narrated by Charlie Thurston
Mentioned by: Books and Wine


Plus, a whole mess of books mentioned by Literate Housewife. I wanted to listen to everything she mentioned that I hadn’t already heard, because our tastes tend to be quite similar:

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor, narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall, and Lorna Raver
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar, narrated by Ayad Akhtar
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian, narrated by Mark Bramhall

I encourage you to review your audiobooks on Fridays and include the link here. If you have reviewed an audiobook earlier in the week, please feel free to link that review as well. Thanks to Pam for creating the button.

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11 comments to D.E.A.R. – Audiobook Week-Inspired TBL Pile (Sound Bytes)

  • I am so excited about The Daughter of Smoke and Bone being FREE on audiosync. I borrowed my copy from the library, but seriously, girl, this audio is SO fantastic that I could just listen to it over and over again while it lulls me to sleep. Oy vey, I can only imagine the dreams that might occur.

    I’ve *read* Beauty Queens and Cinder, both enjoyable. I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts on the audio version.

  • Everything that Rises Must Converge with Bronson Pinchot as the narrator sounds really good…I could listen to that smooth voice all day :)

  • Audiobook Week added to my TBR pile too. I find I’m listening to more audio than reading print books this summer.

  • Ooooooooooo The Reapers are the Angels! OMG I had this one in my pile for like ever. I bet I would LOVE this on audio. I’m soooo adding it to my TBL. Thanks for the idea.

  • I loved Cinder! It was a great book and audiobook. I have Beauty Queens on a committee list I am working on, so I will definitely be listening to that one, and I have heard so much about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, that one is on my list as well. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bob

    I love The Reapers are the Angels. Was my #2 Audio of 2010.

  • Great pics Jen! I see so many of those I want to listen to as well. I am waiting on a bid for book shelves to assist me in getting organized but in the mean time, I need to get a nice notebook to record the audio books i want to listen to and to keep track on when I am reviewing what :)

    You have to be getting so excited about the babies!!!!!

  • I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone on audio also. I listened to a library copy, so will be glad to get my own copy of the audio.

  • I’ve got a healthy list of audiobooks on my mind. You’ve got some great choices.

  • My audio wish list was out of control before Audiobook Week, now it’s even crazier!