Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Audiobook Week: Meme

Audiobook are you currently reading/you read most recently: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (on my iPod) and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (on my computer)

Impressions?: I'm enjoying The Goose Girl, but I'm not loving The Red Pyramid yet. Though I'm one of the strange people who didn't like the Percy Jackson series.

How long you’ve been listening to audiobooks: Four years - ever since I started at a job that is an hour from my house.

First audiobook you ever listened to: The Good German by Joseph Kanon

Favorite audiobook title: I've listened to so many great ones, but if you put a gun to my head I guess I'd say Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Favorite narrator: Hmmm... I really like Burnadette Dunne. I listened to her narrate Memoirs of a Geisha and The Devil Wears Prada, two completely different novels in mood, tone, genre, but she managed to do both justice. In fact, I'd venture to say she actually made The Devil Wears Prada more bearable than it would have been otherwise.

How do you choose what to listen to versus read? Whatever my library has available.


  1. Memoirs of Geisha was great in audio. I had forgotten about Burnadette Dunne as a great narrator.

  2. I don't think I've listened to Burnadette Dunne, I may have to remedy that.

  3. My commute is 5 minutes. Maybe I can find a longer route! LOL

  4. I'll trade you commutes Nise'. I can find other ways to listen to audiobooks than just in the car. :o)

  5. I'll bet Memoirs of a Geisha was great as an audio... need to check and see if I've listened to anything by that narrator.

  6. You have some titles in here that are new to me - I'll have to check out what Goose Girl is about - just because the title is so interesting! I never made it through Memoirs of A Geisha - I think because I saw the movie first and then the book just felt like work -I am a really lazy creature! Here's my meme.