I’m not entirely sure what happened: I don’t think I’ve been walking more, or folding more laundry, or doing any of the other tasks I tend to pair with audiobook listening. What I do know is I’ve been listening to A TON of audiobooks this season—and so many of them have been so good! Because so many readers are always on the hunt for not just good reads but good listens, I thought it would be fun to share an assortment of what I’ve been enjoying lately in that format.
When it comes to a great listening experience, I’m looking for a great story, well told. I personally prefer fiction on audio (though I’m currently listening to Bill Bryson’s The Body: A Guide for Occupants). I love lush descriptions and atmospheric settings, and a fast-moving plot is a plus (though not a requirement) in this format. And I prefer my audiobooks to be on the short side: 7-10 hours is my sweet spot, though one of my recent listens was nearly 18 hours!
If you’re new to audiobooks or haven’t tried them yet, it may be reassuring to hear that I’m a convert to the medium. My changing listening habits are reflected on the blog: click here for all our audiobook posts. For more discussions about audiobooks in general and specific titles that are excellent in this format, we also created a podcast playlist for you: click here for the What Should I Read Next playlist for audiobook- focused episodes.
12 recent audiobook listening experiences I highly recommend
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What have you been listening to lately? Fill up our audiobook TBR lists in the comments.
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