Welcome to my TOP TEN AUDIOBOOKS list!
These are books that I listened to this year. They were not necessarily released this year. This list contains a mix of both fiction and non-fiction.
Let's get started!
Both YOU and HIDDEN BODIES were written by Caroline Kepnes and narrated by the absolutely terrific Santino Fontana. YOU was adapted for television by LIFETIME, and now the second season is being picked up by Netflix. I can't wait! (Click the book covers to see my reviews.)
MYSTERY WALK by Robert McCammon, narrated by Nick Sullivan.
A re-read for me. This audio made me raise my original rating of the book.
KILL CREEK by Scott Thomas, narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark.
This book mad me believe that a good haunted house story is not a thing of the past.
THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN , JIM JONES AND THE PEOPLES TEMPLE by Jeff Guinn, narrated by George Newbern.
This was an extensive biography on the man. It was heartbreaking.
THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES by Scott Lynch, narrated by Michael Page. The audio of this series are outstanding and since all three have the same narrator, I've come to adore them.
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah, narrated by the author. I thought this audio was hilarious, shocking and interesting all at once.
THE SHINING by Stephen King, narrated by Campbell Scott.
This was a re-read-mostly just because I wanted Campbell Scott to read it to me.
ALL THESE WORLDS, (BOBIVERSE #3) by Dennis Taylor, narrated by Ray Porter. I loved all three of these audios, but this was my favorite.
BECOMING written and narrated by Michelle Obama. This was wonderfully narrated by the author and I just loved learning more about her and her life, both in and out of the White House.
Thanks for staying with me this far if you're still here. I appreciate you!
I hope you'll join me again at the end of 2019.
At the beginning of the epic month of reviews (still going strong!) I talked about the first book in the 5 Worlds series and in a move no one could have predicted I now return with my review of 5 Worlds Book 2: The Cobalt Prince by Alexis & Mark Siegel with illustrations by Boya Sun, Xanthe Bouma, & Matt Rockefeller. If you haven't read that book then I suggest you skip today's review as it's bound to spoil a few plot points. The book picks right back up with the ongoing quest to defeat the Mimic who had overtaken the Cobalt Prince (ruler of the Toki people). We discover that the Toki are in fact the 'Chosen People' and that Oona and Jessa are in fact genetically altered Toki. *gasp* The last book focused primarily on the mythology surrounding the beacons while giving Oona room to discover her hidden strengths/magical abilities. Book 2 meanwhile covers a lot of ground with Oona and Jessa's past while delving further into the real deal between the segregation between the peoples in the different worlds. I really felt like the pace ramped up with this one and it was super interesting which makes it even more frustrating that the next installment doesn't come out until the spring of 2019. *grumbles* 10/10
I've had some conversations with parents who have kids reading this series and they've been telling me how much the kids are liking it and how much they as parents enjoy it also. If you're looking for a common denominator between you and the children in your life and books you can discuss together this is a great choice. :-D
|Jessa in turmoil over her sister Oona[Source: Bam Smack Pow]|
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5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior by Alexis & Mark Siegel with illustrations by Boya Sun & Matt Rockefeller is the first book in a fantasy series set in a place where magic plays a distinct and politically polarizing role. In this universe, all 5 worlds in the system (different types of beings live on the different worlds) are kept in careful balance with one another until they suddenly start to die for unknown reasons. There are some that believe their only hope of survival is to light all 5 beacons (one in each world) but the Toki peoples are adamantly set against this course. Our heroine, Oona Lee, is a less than stellar student of the Sand Dancer Academy (inexpertly wielding magic sand) and suddenly she finds herself swept up in a seemingly foolhardy attempt to save the universe before time runs out. There's intrigue, danger, and a health dose of racial tension just to stir the pot. I've recommended this to quite a few kids and all of them have enjoyed it because all of those heavy topics are real and kids can spot a fake from a mile away. Additionally, I thought the art style of this book was really unique and beautiful which made it even more astounding when I discovered that the book was a collaborative effort between people living in different parts of the world. Talk about life not imitating art! 10/10 and you can look forward to my review of the second book in the series in a few days. XD
SO. GORGEOUS. [Check out the source for larger images: 5 Worlds Team]
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