Amanda’s Favorite Audiobook Narrators

Hi, lovelies! Audiobooks have been keeping me afloat this year, so far. I’ve not been feeling in the mood to read any of my physical books or any of the books I have on my Kindle. So, obviously I’ve been listening non-stop to audiobooks from my library. If you’re an audiobook lover like me, I highly recommend you see what apps your local library (if you have one) has available for you to listen to books for free! I want to talk about some of my absolute favorite audiobook narrators. I have a few new ones and a few that I’ve listened to almost everything they’ve narrated. I’m going to share the books they’ve narrated that I’ve listened to and the books they’ve narrated that are still on my TBR. I will not be including books that I read in a different format, as I did learn about quite a few books I love were narrated by some of my favorite narrators. Let’s get into it.

Rebecca Soler

Books I’ve Read
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Sadie by Courtney Summers

Books Still on my TBR
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Kate Rudd

Books I’ve Read
Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Books Still on my TBR
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Bahni Turpin

Books I’ve Read
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Books Still on my TBR
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
This is my America by Kim Johnson

Kyla Garcia

Books I’ve Read
We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
The Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead

Books Still on my TBR
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mejia

Christine Lakin

Books I’ve Read
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Books Still on my TBR
Parasite by Mira Grant
Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

Michael Crouch

Books I’ve Read
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan
Black Wings Beating by Alex London
Red Skies Falling by Alex London

Books Still on my TBR
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Shayna Small

Books I’ve Read
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Books Still on my TBR
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Soneela Nankani

Books I’ve Read
Pandava Quartet by Roshani Chokshi
The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakroborty
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Internment by Samira Ahmed

Books Still on my TBR
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Mother Code by Carole Stivers

Julia Whelan

Books I’ve Read
Educated by Tara Westover
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Vox by Christina Dalcher
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Rules for Being a Girl by Candance Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

Books Still on my TBR
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
Muse by Brittany Cavallaro
The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen & Greer Hendricks

Fiona Hardingham

Books I’ve Read
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton

Books Still on my TBR
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
A Treason of Thorns by Laura Weymouth
Anna and the Apocolypse by Katharine Turner

Rasha Zamamiri

Books I’ve Read
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

Elizabeth Acevedo

Books I’ve Read
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Tim Gerard Reynolds

Books I’ve Read
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Dark Age by Pierce Brown

A.J. Beckles & Preston Butler III

Books I’ve Read
Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds

These are the narrators that have read books I’ve really loved. I can absolutely say that these narrators made me love these books even more than I would have if I had read these books in another format. These are also the audiobook I hope to listen to in the near future.

Who are your favorite audiobook narrators?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Favorite Audiobooks of 2020

Hi, lovelies! I read 85 audiobooks in 2020. Some of them were absolutely incredible and I knew I needed to make a separate list of favorite audiobooks so that I could share and recommend them to you all. Some of them may be on a list I’ve already posted or on one that’s coming later this month, but being on more than one of my lists is how you know it was just that good. Now, I am pretty pick about what kinds of audiobooks I like. I prefer narrators that do different voices for different characters. My favorite thing is full cast audiobooks. But I do sometimes find audiobooks that just have one narrator that does an incredible job telling the story. This list is a combination of those.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds

There we have it, friends. These are all of my favorite audiobooks that I listened to in 2020. Now, I did reread a few series via audio but I didn’t include those on here. What audiobooks did you listen to in 2020 that really blew you away?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

#SciFiMonth – Audiobook Recommendations

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Hi, lovelies! As a huge fan of audiobooks, I always try to share my favorite audiobooks so that others will love them as much as I do. Science fiction has some books with really great narrations.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel: The audiobooks for this trilogy are nothing short of perfection. It’s a full cast narration and the story is just so good. There’s an anonymous interviewer asking the characters questions, but there’s also radio broadcasts, and audio journal entries. This is an all-time favorite forever.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir: This is a dual narrator audiobook. I loved this story. Six teenagers are chosen and trained to go into space to terraform a new world. The narrators did a great job of brining these characters to life.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: The narrator of this series is my all time favorite narrator. I will listen to everything she narrates. She really gives the characters emotions. I am awed by Rebecca Soler’s narrating skills. She really blew me away with this series.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud: I also have to mention the sequel, Court of Lions, because it’s narrated by the same person as the first book. This series is incredible and the narrator kept me drawn into the story the whole way through. I’m really glad I listened to the audio, otherwise I would have butchered literally all of the names of everything.

Internment by Samira Ahmed: This book was devastating. The narrator did a really great job making me feel all of the things while listening. There were also some interesting effects that added to the story.

These are my favorite science fiction audiobooks. What audiobooks are on your list?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Seventeen: Audiobook Recommendations

Hey, lovelies! I was running out of ideas for Blogtober posts and then an idea hit me: audiobooks that are perfect for the spooky season. I am a huge fan of audiobooks and I’ve listened to some really great ones recently. So, let’s get right into it and talk about some books that are creepy and I would absolutely recommend they be listened to this October.

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power: This is a book about a girl who runs away from her mother to find her grandmother. She arrived at her grandmothers and the longer she’s there the more she realizes there are secrets that she needs to uncover. Here family has been hiding things from her and she’s determined to learn the truth. I was gifted this audiobook for my birthday and it was wonderfully creepy. I seriously couldn’t listen to it too late at night or I wouldn’t be able to go to sleep. The story itself is pretty creepy and weird, but the narrator does an incredible job of adding to the suspense and emotion of the story.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust: An incredible fantasy story that’s based on Persian mythology and various fairytales. The story follows a princess that is poisonous to the touch. She is determined to find a cure which leads her to working with a Div that’s been captured. There’s romance and mystery and horrifyingly wonderful monsters. The narrator for this book did a wonderful job. I really enjoyed the narration. Between the accents and the emotion the narrator gave the characters, this book is a great one for October. It’s a story full of monsters, but also one of love and self discovery.

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin: If you like retellings that are set in modern times, you’ll probably like this one. We follow Cleveland as she moves to a new town, the town where her best friend lives. Her best friend, Henry, has dated a lot of girls. The weird part? Two of them are dead now. This story was great. The mystery of what really happened to these girls was excellent. The characters are very lovable even while you’re suspecting them of murder. I really enjoyed the audiobook of this story.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: I have to say the narrator for this series (Kate Rudd) is one of my all time favorites. So, please go read this series on audio. This is a boarding school mystery. It’s not your typical boarding school. Years ago the founders wife and daughter were kidnapped and are now presumed dead. Our main character, Stevie, now attends the school and is obsessed with solving the murders and to find out what really happened. This is the perfect series for the spooky season.

Sadie by Courtney Summers: I don’t even want to explain what this book is about because it’s been so hyped up on the bookish internet places. This audiobook is incredible. We follow Sadie as she goes out to investigate what happened after her younger sister is found dead. We also follow Sadie in a podcast. We get alternating perspectives from Sadie and also from the Podcast. The audioboook is incredible because it’s actually narrated like a podcast. I cannot recommend this enough.

These are five audiobooks I think would be perfect choices to listen to in October. They’re all creepy and mysterious. They’re all filled characters that are fascinating. Secrets and mysteries are what these stories are about and their narrators really bring life to them. What audiobooks are you planning to listen to for the spooky season?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.