The narration of an audiobook can enhance the overall experience of reading. Just like books themselves, when it comes to narrators, some are better than others. My book club has read some of the best books on the market, and I always choose an Audible version of the book, if it is available. I wanted to share my favorite picks with you. Drumroll, please!
Top 10 Audiobook Titles
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- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty became an Emmy award-winning HBO series. Life is messy, and the characters in this novel experience domestic violence, date rape, and a myriad of other problems. Ultimately someone gets killed at a grade school parent event. The lives of the parents weave together until you understand who died and why. I enjoyed the Australian accent of the main character.
- Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King is a Washington Post bestseller. I enjoyed the story of a single mom who navigates her dying mother’s family secrets. The truth lies in the childhood memories that her mother said never existed. The narrator portrays children’s voices perfectly, and the suspense kept me engaged.
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a #1 New York Times bestseller. The story takes you back several decades to the Carolina coast where a young girl living in poverty is left to raise herself in the swamp. The twist and turns of this book make it incredibly interesting. I never could have guessed the ending. I appreciated the backwoods accent of the main character; it felt true to life.
- Have You Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde is an Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestseller. This story breaks through discrimination to its core. I became attached to the characters and didn’t want the book to end. The narrator performed these voices impeccably.
- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a #1 New York Times bestseller. The story is set in the Kentucky Mountains during the 1930s and demonstrates how women were treated during this era. It was so easy for me to fall in love with the characters. The main character was from England, and the narrator portrays her British accent and the Southern accents flawlessly.
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a #1 New York Times bestseller and Hulu original series. What would lead a teenager to start a fire in her own home with her mother still in bed? This suspenseful book reveals many secrets. The voices of teenagers versus adults were perfect.
- Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden is a Christy Award winner. This historical romance novel is full of intrigue and suspense. I enjoyed the characters and was blown away by some of the historical details, most of all the opioid epidemic that occurred decades ago. This Audible book seamlessly includes many accents of varying nationalities.
- Circe by Madeline Miller, a New York Times bestseller, wrote this retelling of Greek mythology. It takes you away to a deserted island where a young goddess, Circe, is banished. She must choose between the mortals she has come to love or belonging to the world of the gods. It is narrated in a beautiful tone and brought to life through audio.
- The Alchemist by Paula Coelho is a #1 Amazon bestseller. This mysterious book aids one the reader in self-discovery. Through this short story, everyone learns something different about what is important to them. It helped me make a huge decision. If you are soul-searching, this book is for you. The narrator brings the characters and story to life.
- 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates by Susan U. Neal RN is a #1 Amazon bestseller. This Christian book helps the reader determine and resolve the root cause of inappropriate eating habits. If you want to make and sustain life-long lifestyle changes, this book will show you how. The motivating narration is clear and concise. Oh, and the author is me!
Let me know your favorite audiobooks in the comments below. Enjoy!