Here's a quick (now-expanded!) list of books I've read or listened to on audiobook recently -- and why I recommend you try them out yourself!
- Engrossing, disturbing read that will stick with you long after you've finished.
Audio Notes: The narration is amazing, and I'd recommend the audio version.
Gone (Dream Catcher, #3) by Lisa McMann
- Because you have to know how the trilogy ends!
Audio Notes: The narration worked for me, though it wasn't spectacular.
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
- Fun take on vampire romance, considering they start with burning hatred, plus there's snarky, satirical humor woven throughout.
Audio Notes: Alternating male/female narration, worthwhile since I couldn't have imagined Lucius's Romanian accent half as well as hearing it. But the female narration was a little too theatrical for my taste.
- Amazing characterization underscores this unconventional mystery. A refreshing literary read with a slow buildup to a satisfying end.
Audio Notes: Alternating male/female narration, both well done, but I preferred the female one.
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1) by Michelle Zink
- Creepy, creepy story. Left me eager for the sequel!
Audio Notes: Eliza Dushku (Faith on Buffy, Echo on Dollhouse, Missy in Bring it On) is the narrator. I couldn't help but want to listen!
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
- Hilarious, quotable, with a totally appealing main character. I had so much fun reading this one.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- For those who like their zombies scary and their stories dark.
- Emotional and heartfelt (the title is deceiving), and the complex friendship makes it well worth a read.
Paper Towns by John Green
- My first foray into the awesomeness that is John Green. I now understand all the commotion. I also love characters that need to be called by their full name. (I'm talking about you, Margo Roth Spiegelman.)
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
- Finally, a science-loving female main character! A unique take on overweight protagonists... but what really stood out to me was how one betrayal can shape a person for years.
Audio Notes: Solid narration, no complaints.
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
- Entertaining and light, with just enough absurdity and a fun cast of characters. The unique plot kept me hooked.
Audio Notes: It took me a bit to get used to the narrator's style, but she's spot-on for Mrs. Amberson's dramatic flair.
And that's it for the mini reviews! Add yours to the comments!