So, I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m really, really, really starting to love audiobooks. Last week, I “read” an entire audiobook just by driving around, running errands in my city. This week, I’m hoping to do the same. I’m currently listening to Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan (read by the author). I’ve been making an effort to go by my local library more often (vs. purchasing books) and realized that they have a modest, but varied audiobook collection. I *really* wish they had Dune by Frank Herbert. They have some of the sequels, but not the first one (unless it was just checked out). I own the paperback copy, but I just adore being read to and since it is such a dense novel, I think “reading” an audio version would be amazing.

I’m really looking forward to listening to more audiobooks and I’ve been scouring my library’s online catalog to come up with a to-“listen/read” list:

The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan

Amy Tan is one of my favorite writers of all time. I have always adored her august prose and her beautiful imagery. A fan of Asian-inspired cultural stories, I really love her complex character-driven plots and thoughtful dialogue. This book is her memoir of her own life and I am itching to dive in!!

Duma Key by Stephen King

I’ve always loved Stephen King stories that have been made into movies, but I confess…I’ve never actually read one of his books. My husband really enjoys King’s novels and has recommended a few to me. I think I’ll give this one a shot sometime soon!

The Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson

Don’t know much about this one, but it looks like a good solid fantasy novel that’s available at my library. I’ll have to check it out!

What audiobooks are you listening to right now? Any recommendations? I’m voracious!!!

Audiobook Obsession…
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  • I just finished Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion on audio and it was such a fantastic production! The narrator was perfect, highly recommended for some good high fantasy. At the moment I’m going classic and listening to David Hyde Pierce’s Gulliver’s Travels. =)

    • Oooo sounds fantastic! I’ll definitely have to check those out! Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

  • Bahahaha, I love audiobooks. Some of my favorite readers are Jim Dale (Harry Potter), Ron McLarty, Scott Brick, Anna Fields, and Renee Raudman

    • Ooo I would LOVE to listen to Harry Potter on audiobook!!! I’ll have to see if my library has it. You’ve got a collective list there! I confess I’m still a newbie, but I’ll probably have favorites soon.

  • I am late to the party here–I tried to comment the other day and had trouble logging in :(.

    I wanted to say that the first Stephen King book I ever read was Duma Key, and it made me a fan! I love his stuff. And as a writer, I highly, highly recommend his “On Writing.”

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