Today is the first day of We’re Listening: Audiobook Week 2013. Hosted for the fourth year by Jen at Devourer of Books, Audiobook Week runs June 17–21. It’s a fun way to find audiobook reviewers and see what everyone’s listening to. Today’s prompt is about our audiobook year.

Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.

I’ve been listening to audio books for a few years. They are just the perfect companions for walks, runs, chores around the house. I tend to only listen to mysteries and the occasional romance, but I’m thinking maybe I should branch out since so many people seem to enjoy listening to non-fiction titles.

A couple favorites I’ve listened to in the past year:

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (review)

The Golden Egg by Donna Leon (review)

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus (review)

Do you listen to audiobooks? What’s one of your favorites?


  1. Seems I remember seeing Snow White Must Die on the Audies nomination list this year? The title is definitely a attention-grabber!! I hope you find some non-fiction titles that you enjoy! Bill Bryson is great on audio as is David Sedaris.

  2. I’m not much of an audio book listener but this is the time of year I do actively search them out for my several long drives. This year my kids and I will be listening to Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and Jim Gaffigan’s Dad Is Fat plus at least two more to be determined. Will see how it goes.

  3. Liz

    I don’t listen to much of anything. I can’t sit still for it. We used to listen to audiobooks on long car rides (driving up to Mammoth Lakes or out to Las Vegas), but I haven’t been anywhere in a while to do that.

  4. I’m thinking I might branch out to non-fiction too! I’m pretty narrow in my audiobook selections because I need something that has a fast pace. And I’m reading Snow White Must Die now – I’m enjoying it … but maybe the audio would have been great for getting the proper pronunciation for all the German names.

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