19 October 2013

Audiobooks I Listened to in the Summer of 2013!

Since I was working full-time, I often found myself too tired to read at night. In order to keep up with my reading challenge, I resorted to listening to audiobooks at work. I spent most of the time alone in an archive and these audiobooks did a great job at keeping me entertained from 9 to 5!

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Narrator: Rupert Degas
Publisher: Audible (2006)
Format: Audiobook
Originally published: 1994

5 out of 5 ships: Crazy and confusing, yet entertaining and inspiring.  Consider buying the audiobook over the physical copy - Rupert Degas is as talented a narrator as no other!

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Publisher: High Bridge Audio (2003)
Format: Audiobook
Originally published: 2001

4 out of 5 ships: (How adequate to rate this book in ships). Not sure whether the end ruined or saved the book.

The Little Prince (German Version) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Translator: Grete and Josef Leitgeb
Narrator: Ulrich Mühe
Publisher: Rauch Verlag (2001)
Format: Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9783491240582
Originally published: in New York as Le Petit Prince (1943)

4 out of 5 ships: Important work of philosophy, must read at least once!

Conviction by Taylor Mali
Publisher: Words Worth Ink & The Wordsmith Press (2003)
Format: Audiobook
ISBN-13: 9781893972063

5 out of 5 ships: Mali is a genius! His poems are witty, funny, encouraging, and deeply relevant. Never get tired of listening to this!

Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Narrator: Ron McLarty
Publisher: Random House Audio (2011)
Format: Audiobook
ISBN-13: 9780307967404
Originally published: 2001

4 out of 5 ships: Loved it! Russo has created some truly unique characters. Deserves its Pulitzer Prize!

Tonio Kröger (Original German Version) by Thomas Mann
Narrator: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Universal Music (2005)
Format: Audio CD
ISBN-10: 3829115180
Originally published: 1904

2 out of 5 ships: I was assigned to read this book for German class in high school and didn't finish it, so I decided to give it another try. It was okay.
Pnin (German Version) by Vladimir Nabokov
Narrator: Ulrich Matthes
Publisher: Der Audio Verlag (2001)
Format: Audio CD
ISBN-10: 3898131963
Originally published: 1957

4 out of 5 ships: If you think you've got it bad, read this book! Timofey Pnin is a poor guy, but his misery is quite entertaining! Made me want to read more Nabokov.

Everyman (German Version) by Philip Roth
Narrator: Peter Fitz
Publisher: Der Hörverlag (2006)
Format: Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9783899409291
Originally published: 2006

4 out of 5 ships: Growing old isn't easy! A quick, read for all ages that makes you both happy and sad.

Overall, I listened to eight audiobooks over the summer! I really quite enjoyed this way of "reading". I hadn't really listened to audiobooks since I was a child, but I definitely want to keep it up now. What are your thought on audiobooks? Do you like them? Do you not? Do you have any recommendations?

What I Read: 2013
books read: 23
pages read: 5697

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