June is audiobook month, so this month I’m featuring three books From My Audio-Bookshelf. I started listening to audiobooks last year, and I’ve really enjoyed the [very] few I’ve added to my digital library. I have almost an hour commute to work (one way) every day, so that’s when I do most of my listening. If you have any audiobooks to recommend, leave them in the comments below, and let me know if you’ve listened to The Magician’s Nephew, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, or Scrappy Little Nobody.
The Magician’s Nephew C.S. Lewis
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
This was my first audiobook. I didn’t want to listen to a book I hadn’t read yet, because I was afraid that if I did and didn’t like it, I would swear off audiobooks forever (no, you’re being dramatic). If you are in the same boat I was in, I highly recommend listening to Kenneth Branagh’s narration of The Magician’s Nephew from The Chronicles of Narnia series. He voiced each character perfectly and added even more life into the story. As a matter of fact, I listened to this audiobook in one sitting because I couldn’t stop, and then wrote a review blog post about it.
The Watchmaker of
Narrated by Thomas Judd
My second audiobook was longer, more complex, and excellent. Although I wasn’t overjoyed with the narration, I still enjoyed all the twists, turns, and secrets within The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. I also reviewed this audiobook, and looking back at it reminds me that I need to read The Bedlam Stacks.
Scrappy Little Nobody
Narrated by Anna Kendrick
My Audible library tells me that this was actually the first audiobook I downloaded, although I didn’t listen to it until after the previous two. I’m so glad Anna Kendrick narrated her own book, because who better to put more life into the words than the person who wrote them – especially when it’s Anna Kendrick? If you’re a fan of hers or just want to laugh/listen in wonderment to some stories I would certainly recommend this audiobook.
Do you have any audiobook recommendations? Where do you listen to audiobooks? If you’ll be celebrating Audiobook Month this June (or any other time of the year), let me know below.