5 Audiobooks I Loved:
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, read by Simon Prebble (source: OverDrive, library checkout)
I LOVED this and someday I’d like to listen to it again, but the digital service that I checked it out from has now dropped it, so I’ve moved on to other things! This book is really well suited to audio, though, and the narrator is fantastic. A hard book to de
This audiobook includes two short stories, both of which I had read before. Snow, Glass, Apples is a retelling of Snow White as a horror story. Murder Mysteries is a mystery set in heaven’s City of Angels before the fall, where the first crime has been committed. Both are rather disturbing (especially the latter). Excellent performances. Murder Mysteries is probably my favorite short story by Gaiman, apart from some of the stories for the Sandman series, and I think I like the audio version best.
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, read by Michael Thomas Robinson for LibriVox. The classic horror novella. One of the scariest things I have ever read. (I also wrote reviews for the others, on GoodReads before I had a blog.)
The Tensorate Series by J..Y. Yang, read by Nancy Wu. I am currently reading The Black Tides of Heaven which I got as a free download from Tor some time ago. The library only offers the other books in the series as part of this collected edition, so I will probably continue the series on audio.
The Chemical Wedding: A Romance in Eight Days by Christian Rosencreutz (on CD), read by John Crowley. I am considering maybe checking out the print book or ebook from the library & reading along with this one. It might be too hard to follow by just listening.
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, on CD (I think I’ll get to it sometime this year, but I probably want to do The Wild Shore first).
I would like to listen to the audio of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion someday. I don’t think the library has either one as a downloadable audiobook, though.