Jen from Devourer of Books gives us this little meme.
Audiobook are you currently reading/you read most recently: My most recent audiobook was South of Broad by Pat Conroy.
Impressions?: Loved it (see my review here). Mark Deakins was great as the narrator and the story was so well-done that it kept my attention. Highly recommended.
How long you’ve been listening to audiobooks: 3 years.
First audiobook you ever listened to: I honestly can't remember. Just went back to my pre-blog book journal and the first audiobook that I listed in there was Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott. That was sometime in 2007. Back then, I also didn't have a CD player in my car (and I was commuting for a total of 4 hours each day) so I was limited to whatever the library had on cassette.
Favorite audiobook title: That's hard to pick just one! One that always comes to mind when I think of a good audiobook is The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty (review here). The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (review here) is a very close second. Both made me wish my 4 hour commute was longer.
Favorite narrator: As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm embarrassed that I haven't been keeping track of the audiobook narrators that I've listened to ... so, I'm not really too sure.
How do you choose what to listen to versus read? Generally, it's one of two strategies:
1. Our library branch has a great selection of audios, and lately, there's been a lot of brand new books available in audio. If I see an audiobook version of a library book that I currently have checked out, I'll check out both so I can get it finished faster. For example, I'm currently reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (and loving it ... can't put it down!) and I have the audio in the car.
2. I've also been trying to select audios of books that are on my TBR pile. That way, I get a double sense of accomplishment.
For more Audiobook Week fun, check out the other participants at Devourer of Books.
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