Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme – Audiobook Week Discussion

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Here’s something quick and easy for the middle of the week, just a short meme. Just copy and paste to your own post (and, you know, obviously change the answers so they’re yours and not mine).

Current/most recent audiobook:

Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory, narrated by Nicola Barber

Impressions:

Barber does a great job bringing the humor of the secondary characters to the forefront when it could easily be lost. HOWEVER, I made a point of doing the audio for Stormbringers because I really enjoyed the audio of the first book in the series, Changeling. The narrator of the first book was different, though, and I’m still in the phase where I am mourning a bit for him, because he did a great job as well.

Current/most recent favorite audiobook:

My favorite recent audiobook is one that I’m pretty sure I left off of Monday’s post. Oops! But it would be Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight, narrated by Khristine Hvam.

I was also pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed consuming Dan Brown’s latest, Inferno, in audio. I think audio is the way to read Dan Brown and narrator Paul Michael is a perfect fit for how I imagine Langdon.

Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently:

Khristine Hvam! I know that everyone else (especially if you listen to a lot of YA audio) already knows Khristine Hvam, but I hadn’t had the pleasure until recently. Technically I heard her briefly when she was part of the ensemble cast of Emma Donoghue’s Astray, but I didn’t really get to see (okay, hear) her shine until Reconstructing Amelia.

One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist:

It is one of the newest things in my TBL stack, but I am dying to get to Fay Weldon’s Long Live the King, narrated by Katherine Kellgren. I listened to the first book, Habits of the House, and thought it was just wonderful, I’m excited for this one.

 

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14 comments to Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme – Audiobook Week Discussion

  • Oh, I wish I bought the Reconstructing Amelia audiobook! I just have the kindle edition, but I may hunt down the audio at the library.

    Bummer about the change in narrators for the Order of Darkness series. Glad you’re adjusting to the new narrator anyway.

    Hope you love Long Live the King!

  • Fun meme! I’m going to have to check out Kristine Hvam.

  • I adore Khristine Hvam! I have bought audiobooks simply because she narrates them! Honestly, I don’t read books about the fae usually (I don’t know why, but they aren’t my go to supernaturals), but I’ve listened to the Iron Fey series, and loved it, because of her narration. The audiobook I’m listening to right now is read by her too. 😉

  • Oh, I need to listen to Habits of the House!

  • Hvam is so awesome! She’s probably one of the few narrators I’ve listened to multiple books by.

  • I added Habits of the House to my wishlist after reading your review!

  • I’m reading Reconstructing Amelia right now and am loving it. I can only imagine how it must be on audio!

  • I love Nicola Barber’s narration! I listened to her in Ashes of Twilight and was sad when the book ended. I hope she gets to narrate the sequel too.

  • I haven’t read a Philippa Gregory book in ages (maybe not since I was in the hospital with my twins 4yo). I’m always frustrated when they change narrators, sometimes its good, sometimes bad.

  • I haven’t done any of Dan Brown’s books in audio but I’ll have to see if I can get Inferno on audio. Sounds like I would enjoy it from your description.

  • I wasn’t sure I’d heard of Khristine Hvam – and then I remember that she narrated Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and you’re right, she was fabulous. I’ll have to see what else the library has that she’s done. And a Katherine Kellgren-narrated series I hadn’t heard of – that’s also very exciting!

  • I’m going to have to check out Khristine Hvam. I’m not usually big into YA, but a great narrator can really make the experience.

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