I have two different strategies when choosing audible books. The first, and more boring, is by “getting my money’s worth” and choosing super long books that I’ve always had issues finishing in real book form. I did finish Moby Dick that way, but it’s no fun to list those books.
The second is to choose books read by people I really like. Below is a list of books I’ve liked, or would like to read.
I’ve actually listened to
Mindy Kaling – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, writer and actor on The Office, The Mindy Project’s star tells her story of success and humiliation in her own voice.
David Rakoff – Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel
The wonderful late David Rakoff reads his last book. It’s told in rhyming couplets and is fascinating and beautiful.
David Sedaris – When You Are Engulfed in Flames
The only way to read a David Sedaris book, he tells it best. Even when I’m reading his books, I hear his distinctive voice.
On my to-listen list
Thomas Hardy – Return of the Native
Read by Alan Rickman! Snape himself reads a story of love and manipulation.
Homer – The Odyssey
I’ve never made it through The Odyssey, maybe Gandalf can help (Ian Mckellen reads this epic)
Neil Gaiman – Fragile Things
Neil Gaiman actually has narrated a bunch of his books, but I haven’t read this one yet.