Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Midweek Audiobook Meme
Current/most recent audiobook: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Impressions: Intense! War books are never my first choice, but I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying this book club selection.
Current favorite audiobook: The Help by Kathryn Stockett - fabulous story and excellent multiple-narrator production combine for a phenomenal audio experience
One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: David Sedaris - I will never read one of his books again!
Genre you most often choose to listen to: I listen to everything - fiction, nonfiction, classics, mystery, humor. Listening helps me get through some nonfiction or classics that may be challenging in print.
If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: a humorous book is read by the author... think David Sedaris or Nora Ephron.
If given the choice, you will always choose print when: a book has many visual aspects. For example, I'm not sure how The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work on audio. When listening to non-fiction or memoir, I will often check a book out of the library if there are pictures or charts (The House at Sugar Beach, My Life in France, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks).
Audiobook Week is hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. See how other audio lovers answered the questions here.