But for around the house? I have never listened to audiobooks at home.
Until I retired.
And now I listen to them every day.
Let me share some you may have missed.
Across the Nightingale Floor is a 1001 Children's Book that takes place in ancient Japan. There are many assassins. One large Japanese castle has installed a "nightingale floor," which sings like a nightingale if an assassin tries to sneak across it.
Excellent Women was my favorite read last year. It's the story of an older single woman trying to make her way in 1950's England.
It was great fun to listen to the Welsh accents of the characters in 1001 Children's Book, The Owl Service. It can be very difficult to find copies of the 1001 Children's Books. I was never able to find Owl Service in book form, but I was delighted to find it available as an audiobook.
Classics are wonderful choices for audiobooks. There is something very nice about having a classic read to you. I read all of Jane Austen's oeuvre last year, and I enjoyed listening to a couple of them, including Persuasion.
I read (literally) Big Magic a long time ago, but I decided to listen to an audiobook of Big Magic as NaNoWriMo approached last November. I loved it. I liked it as a book, but I loved it as an audiobook.
My husband and I loved listening to Three Men in a Boat last summer when we took a road trip. It's a fun experience to listen together to a comedy about three men taking a trip down the Thames.
Two summers ago, we took a long trip to Chicago to visit our son and daughter-in-law. We listened to an amazing five audiobooks on the trip: Wolf Brother, The Amulet of Samarkand, Dragonsong, The Pigman, and The Book of Three, all of which are 1001 Children's Books. That was almost 37 hours of stories.
I'm listening to North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell now. It is over 18 hours, and it will definitely be my longest ever audiobook. But it is a fabulous story. It may be my best book of 2019.
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