Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Audio Book Week

I am participating in Audio Book Week that Jen at Devourer of Books is hosting this week on her very interesting blog.  If you haven't visited you should.  Today's questions are listed below.

Current/most recent audiobook: I am listening to Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Impressions: This is a long audiobook nearly 26 hours but very intense. Some of the scenes in this Vietnam War novel will haunt me for a long time.

Current favorite audiobook: What is the What by Dave Eggars is my all time favorite audiobook. I am sure I never would have read it on my own but got hooked on a ,long car trip to Florida. The narrator Dion Graham (The Wire) is wonderful and really added to the enjoyment of this story of the Sudanese tradegy.

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: I usually don’t choose an audiobook based on the narrator but have come to like John Lee, Cassandra Campbell and Bahni Turpin

Genre you most often choose to listen to: I listen to primarily non fiction and memoirs on audio. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was a favorite.

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: Memoirs especially when read by the author.  Current favoite here is Bossypants by Tina Fey, very funny

If given the choice, you will always choose print when: Novels with large casts of characters and time shifts. I need to go back and reread and keep everyone straight, especially in the early pages. 

8 comments:

Molly (Restless Reader) said...

I wasn't aware that any of Dave Eggars' works had been made in audiobook form. I'll definitely put that on my wish list. Thanks for the info!

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Bossypants is always a good choice! I love non-fiction in audio form :o)

Here's my audio book week post!

Mickey @ imabookshark

Jen - devourer of books said...

Saying "it added to my enjoyment of the Sudanese tragedy" sounds funny, but I totally get what you mean.

Zibilee said...

Though I probably won't listen to it on audio, I really want to read Matterhorn and have a copy on my shelf. It sounds really good!

Nise' said...

I read Matterhorn last year and it is still with me, I can imagine how it would leave an impression in audio.

Kristin said...

Everyone seems to be either listening to Bossy Pants or has it on their list! I think I'm going to have to look into it myself.

My mid-week meme can be found here.

Jen @ A Book and a Latte said...

I keep seeing Bossypants on these posts. It's on my TBR list but now I must get the audio! I too like listening to nonfiction rather than reading them. Here's my post: http://bookandlatte.blogspot.com/2011/06/audiobook-week-meme.html ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

JoAnn said...

I really enjoy nonfiction and memoir on audio, too. Henrietta Lacks was amazing!