Audiobooks Week Meme!

This midweek meme is hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books for Audiobooks Week!

Current/most recent audiobook: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt narrated by John Pruden

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Impressions: I hate this audiobook. No, seriously. At first I was into then then narrator became stilted and monotone and just doesn’t flow which annoys me. I would DNF, but I have less than 2 hours left and since I invested so much time, I can’t.

Current favorite audiobook: Harry Potter and The Sorceror’s Stone by JK Rowling narrated by Jim Dale because this hooked me on audiobooks. Also made me laugh hysterically to the point of almost having to pull the car over.

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: oooh this is a tough one! I rarely choose audio over print, however I do quite like Jenna Lamia and Nick Podehl and Jim Dale.

Genre you most often choose to listen to: Definitely young adult and fantasy. Although, my audio choices have been really eclectic this year

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: I want to re-read something, because it’s like reading the book with new eyes

If given the choice, you will always choose print when: If it’s a series and I have already started the series in print. Or if there are pictures involved.


About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I totally agree about the reread thing! That’s mainly what I use audiobooks for and it’s actually how I came to love Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series! I had read it and liked it, but after “rereading” them through audiobooks, it was like I had missed something! The narrator (not of the first book but the rest) is really great.
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  2. That’s it. I have to listen to Harry Potter read by Jim Dale. Everyone loves it! And I agree about the reading in print if there are pictures or if it’s in the middle of a series. Definitely. I can’t switch in the middle unless the narrator switches or something. I tried it and hated it. Went back to the audio!
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  3. Sorcerer’s Stone is the only one of the Harry Potter books I haven’t listened to, I may have to go back and rectify that. Hmm, if I do that will I be able to keep myself from re-listening to the entire series? Probably not, and I’m okay with it.
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  4. I love the Harry Poter audios, they’re fantastic. I’ve definitely found some awful audiobooks though. I listened to an audio version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the narrator was horrible.
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  5. After learning that Jim Dale did a fantastic job with HP, I am going to get back into the series by listening! I had to pull over listening to An Abundance of Katherines.

  6. My first audio book experience was with a reread and I loved it. I think I have a few more rereads in my future via audio and am really looking forward to it – The Help and the Harry Potter series!
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  7. I haven’t tried any re-reads in audio yet. You have me curious about it now though.
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  8. Too bad about The Sisters Brothers! I have that on my tbr list for this week. I thought it would be better to listen to it on audio but I guess not. I hope your next audio is much better.
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  9. The Harry Potter audios are so fabulous! 🙂
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