Wednesday, January 1, 2014
In With the New!
The blogs participating in the Hop are all listed at the bottom of this post. Just click away, and check out a few.
So, what are my three favorite audio books of 2013? (You can click on the links below to get to my full reviews) The first one is an easy pick:
1. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. I loved the story, and the reader, Jeff Woodman, was amazing. This is one of my favorite books of all time.
Next, I have to reluctantly give props to Junot Diaz, for his book:
2. This is How You Lose Her by Diaz. I am always intrigued by a book that is read by the author. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I really think that I liked TIHYLH more because Diaz read it, than if I would have read it myself. The main character, Yunior, who is seemingly based on Diaz, is a total pig, who would be a nightmare to date. But when Diaz does the reading, the listener almost feels empathy for Yunior, when he just can't help cheating one more time.
The third was a tough pick, but in the end I had to go with this one:
3. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. This audiobook is 25 discs, or 30 hours, long, but don't despair! John Lee is such a great reader that you'll wish for more. In fact, I'm listening to the next book in the series, Winter of the World, right now, so Lee is still reading to me.
If you just can't get enough, by clicking this link, you can get to the reviews of all of my favorite audiobooks.
Have fun on the Hop, and check back soon for my review of The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. Fair warning, not everyone on the Hop reviews best sellers or contemporary literature. Feel free to judge a blog by its name, and brace yourself for books with shirtless men on the cover if you click on a blog with "nympho" in its name.