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Favorite Audiobooks & Favorite Narrators

Favorite Audiobooks & Favorite Narrators

Some 5 star listens, read by my favorite narrators.

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NOS4A2

A Novel

By Joe Hill
Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
Length: 19 hours 40 minutes

NOS4A2

“This audiobook is narrated by Kate Mulgrew, and she is AMAZING. A wonderfully written book - 4 1/2 stars easy. But with Kate narrating? Automatic 5. This is a story about a child who experiences something fantastic. But, like most of us, that fantasy is buried and lost in the reality of her life and adulthood. At 17, Vic goes looking for trouble and finds it in Charlie Manx. A creepy serial killer who kidnaps children and takes them to a horror land he calls “Christmas Town”. She escapes him once, but he comes back to threaten her family, and her sanity.”

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Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hours 11 minutes

Where the Crawdads Sing

“Everyone that Kya has ever known has abandoned her. From the time that she was a young child she is left behind. After the student truancy officers track her down and get her to school the children laugh at her so she retreats to the only place that she feels normal - the marshland of North Carolina. She perseveres when she has every strike against her. She fends for herself and studies the natural surroundings of the marsh carefully. She paints and catalogs her collections, studies animal biology carefully, and becomes more in tune with nature than with the townspeople who call her "The Marsh Girl." Then one day the town's "golden boy" Chase Andrews ends up dead and Kya is the one that is suspected of killing him. The story that unfolds will draw you in - I was consumed with the story to the point where I could think about little else during the day because I had to know what happened next in the book. I laughed, I cried, I did fist pumps when things go well for Kya... this book infected me and I'm still having a tough time with the idea that the book is over. I'll carry these characters and this story with me for a long time.”

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Lilac Girls

A Novel
Woolsey-Ferriday

By Martha Hall Kelly
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana & Martha Hall Kelly
Length: 17 hours 29 minutes

Lilac Girls

“Lilac Girls is a powerful and moving debut told through the voices of three women during World War II. Caroline is a New York socialite working at the French consulate and sending care packages to French orphans. Kasia, a young Polish girl, is arrested for helping the underground resistance and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp. Herta is the only female German surgeon stationed at Ravensbruck. The way these three women's lives intersect both during and after the war will grip you and tug at your heartstrings. I would recommend this to anyone who loved Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale.”

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The Great Alone

A Novel

By Kristin Hannah
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 15 hours 1 minutes

The Great Alone

“Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone is a powerful, compelling story of survival - survival of the natural elements and of the human spirit. It's 1974, and 13-year-old Leni Allbright lives with her devoted mother, Cora, and abusive father, Ernt, who was a prisoner of war during Vietnam. America is changing after the war, and Ernt thinks their best chance at a fresh start is to move off the grid, to America's last frontier - Alaska. Grizzlies, wolves, and dropping temperatures are Leni's worries outside of her family's cabin, but as Ernt's battle with his demons rages on, it's no safer inside. The result is a beautifully descriptive, heart-wrenching adventure.”

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A Novel

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan & Robin Miles
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

If you enjoyed The Lions of Fifth Avenue, then you’ll love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

“What a great read! Perfect balance of pure gossip and Hollywood drama with a gut-wrenching love story all told from the perspective of a woman who is so flawed and so endearing. This book went somewhere that was so surprising and yet made so much sense. It turns all preconceived notions of Hollywood on their head and certainly makes you question anything you've read in tabloids and online. A must-read! I just re-read this for my book club almost 3.5 years after the first time (and the release date). Damn, it is still an engrossing read. The audiobook was narrated by three faves: Alma Cuervo (the PERFECT EVELYN! STUNNING!), Robin Miles (who is amazing), and Julia Whelan (genius idea to give a different voice to all the celebrity rags and Whelan's voice was perfect for it).”

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The Rules of Magic

A Novel

By Alice Hoffman
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

The Rules of Magic

“This installment was fun as an audiobook. Marin Ireland is a fabulous narrator and actress (if you ever have the chance to catch her life on the NY stage it is worth it!). I enjoyed this little look into the characters that Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest made famous. It was mostly based in NYC, where the sisters grew up with their younger brother Vincent, as well as their Aunt's cozy MA abode. They come to terms with their magic and their family curse, what their mother Susanna had protected them from for so long. It filled in some of the family story gaps nicely and overall was a very enjoyable listen!”

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