June 6, 2016

Mini Audiobook Reviews

I just started listening to audiobooks last year when I got another job a decent drive away from where I live, and I can't believe I waited so long! Audiobooks are addicting, and I love them. I can listen to them while driving, cleaning, eating (it's easier to eat and listen to an audiobook than read a physical book.) Anyway, I finally sat down and put together some reviews of some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Five Stars

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Narration: We get dual narrators for the dual POVs and they were perfect!
The Story: This was actually a rearead for me, and I am so glad I have now experienced this book in audio format as well as print. This story shouldn't be missed by anyone. The setting is wonderful, the water horses are beautiful and scary, and it's just a great story.

Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin

The Narration: The author narrates this book! It. Is. Hilarious. The first chapter had me laughing out loud and I continued to laugh during the entire thing. Lance is excellent at all the voices.
The Story: Everyone knows they day they are going to die... I love this story idea and I loved Denton. This story will make you laugh and curious about what the heck is going on with Denton and how he will die.

Four Stars

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

The Narration: Talk about a lady who really knows how to do a variety of voices well. She sounds exactly like how I would imagine a wicked witch to sound like. Nice job Devon Sorvari!
The Story: It was funny, dark, and always entertaining. I loved the main character Amy and the supporting cast. Fans of Wizard of Oz or just retellings in general won't want to miss this one!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Narration: Who knew this book had a lot of cursing in it? I was shocked the first time I heard it, but then I was all good. It's not like I curse myself you know... The narration was pretty darn good.
The Story: Sad yet hopeful.

Three Stars

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

The Narration: A little hard to follow with the different view points. I don't want to say more in case it gives away too much of the plot, but I feel like this book would be better read than listened to.
The Story: This is more of a coming of age story than a mystery, but it did have a really strong ending. Overall, I have to say that I really enjoyed it.

What are some of your favorite audiobooks? What should I read/listen to next?


  1. Ooh I loved reading through your audiobook reviews! I've been contemplating on buying Dorothy Must Die (the book, though, and not the audio because I have a hard time paying attention to what I'm listening to, haha). I'm glad that you at least enjoyed that book! I'm not a huge fan of Wizard of Oz, but the premise is intriguing and I'm quite curious about the story! :) Great post Kay!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. Thanks Jillian! I think if you are a fan of The Wizard of Oz you will LOVE Dorothy Must Die. :D

  2. Audiobooks rock! I'm finally getting back into my Outlander re-read/catch-up and I can't believe I didn't think to switch to audio sooner!


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