Top Ten Tuesday: Audiobooks I’d Like to Check Out

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Audio Freebie.” I fail when it comes to audiobooks. I’ve only ever listen to one. It is a medium I’d like to explore more, but my library doesn’t have the biggest selection of digital audiobooks and though they have them on disc, other than my blu-ray player, I don’t have any other way to listen to them. Maybe I need to buy myself a cd player. Do they even sell personal cd players anymore? Despite this, here are a few audiobooks I’d like an opportunity to check out. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – I loved this novel so much, but I’ve heard great things about the audio, which is narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo herself. I hope to reread this one with the audio version someday.

2. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – I haven’t read this one, but it’s also another novel-in-verse that I hear is amazing as an audiobook. When I do pick this one up, I’m going with the audiobook.

3. Sadie by Courtney Summers – I really enjoyed this, but I’m so very curious about the audiobook and particularly the podcast portions. I’ve heard that the production is really good.

4. Bird Box by Josh Malerman – I don’t even know if there is an audiobook version of this one, but how amazing would it be to listen to this book while blindfolded?

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – I’ve always been curious about the audiobooks for this series. I’ve heard the narration is awesome and I’d really like to check it out someday. Maybe do a reread of the series but with audiobooks.

Have you listened to any of these audiobooks? Which would you recommend? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

64 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Audiobooks I’d Like to Check Out

  1. I don’t listen to audio books either. BUT I’ve listened to maybe 3-4 over my reading life. WAY back when it was David Copperfield, which I enjoyed, and more recently “Jane of Austin” which is a delightful Austen re-telling. If you listen to any of these, I hope you enjoy, Alicia. 🙂

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  2. I don’t know how I would feel hearing people do voices for Harry Potter. One part of me thinks that could be fun, but I also feel rather hesitant…would it blend the movies and books together for me? Who knows!

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  3. I’ve heard Sadie is fantastic on audiobook. There’s always a wait on audiobooks at my library so I don’t always have one going in the car. I just got an Audible membership so maybe that will help me listen to more.

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  4. Great list! Bird Box would be so much fun (and terrifying) to listen to in the dark, and this is the second time I’ve seen Long Way Down on a list this week so clearly I need to check it out.

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  5. I really liked the Bird Box movie, and I’m really interested in reading the book. But if there is an audio book I would definitely listen to it blindfolded! XD That would be so much fun (and equally as terrifying)!
    Happy Reading! ❤

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  6. I’ve never finished an entire audiobook; I just seem to lose focus. But some of these sound great, and I want to try them some day. I’ve heard good things about Sadie on Audio and the Harry Potter series too, of course! I’m curious about the British versions though because it’s done by Stephen Fry and I love him.


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  7. You have three up that I wish I had listened to rather than reading. I loved Sadie, The Poet X, and Long Way Down, but I heard the audiobooks are amazing! I also heard incredible things about the Illuminae Files audiobooks. I felt like they were so visual, but apparently, they put in a lot of effects and whatnot to recreate the feel in the audiobooks. Oh, and you get to hear the Lollypop song.

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  8. The audiobook of The Poet X is amazing! And Elizabeth also narrates Pride by Ibi Zoboi and it’s super great (listening to it right now!)
    I listen to most of my audiobooks from Hoopla. Not sure how it is? but my library recently partnered with Hoopla and I get five books a month. Anyway, they have an amazing selection!

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  9. I haven’t listened to any of these audiobooks, but I will say, even though I’ve said it before, that the best books to listen to on audio are thrillers. The voice narrators will add a lot of depth to the writing by changing their voices to add frightful, angry, or intense feelings. I recommend Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. Ruth Ware’s books are made better by audio for sure.

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    1. That’s why I think Bird Box would be perfect, coupled with listening to it blindfolded like you’re one of the characters. It would be amazing. Any thriller I listen to on audio would be in dark. I personally love watching scary movies in the dark. It’s both fun and extra creepy.


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