Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme

Jen at Devourer of Books, who organizes this Audiobook week, proposes this meme for today:

Current/most recent audiobook: I am currently listening to Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese; the narrator Sunil Malhotra is excellent, perfect accent for the task. Hmm, looks like this week is going to make me more attentive to narrators, thanks Jen!
This book is so well written, it’s hauntingly beautiful, and almost makes me want to go to Ethiopia; you REALLY need to be good to give me THAT desire!
It is full of surprises, not to spoil anything, you know that the son and the dad will meet again, but he showed up for me at a moment I really didn’t expect!

I usually listen to audiobooks only when I paint (have you had a look at my art by the way??) or do house chores, but I just have 2 more hours to go on this book, and I have to say I’m so intrigued by how things are going to evolve that yesterday I did spend some time on the porch just listening to it! Well, it could be also that I would like to be able to review it during this audiobook week.

Current favorite audiobook: My last audiobook was Atlantic, was Simon Winchester; as I said on Monday, this is my favorite non-fiction audiobook for the last 12 months. Simon Winchester is brilliant, and he is so good reading his own book. “Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa tells the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind’s intellectual evolution” [Goodreads excerpt – click on the link to read my full review.]

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: no, I don’t choose audiobooks because of the narrator, it all depends what’s available  in my library audiobook database when I want to listen to a new audiobook. One of my favorite readers however, is Orlagh Cassidy, who read The Postmistress. One thing I do enjoy everytime, is when the reader is the narrator. So far, it’s always been really good.

Genre you most often choose to listen to: none. As I said, it all depends on what’s available, and I enjoy fiction as much as non-fiction, historical novels, etc. I will try poetry one of these days.

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: I don’t think so.

If given the choice, you will always choose print when: I don’t think so.

And I add this: Next audiobook: Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett.

Also, I always try to have at the same time going on: a fiction + non-fiction + religious book + 1 audiobook, in whatever genre; the last one was non-fiction, the current one4 and the next one are fiction.



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