Since I first started listening to audiobooks at the end of summer last year, I’ve been pretty vocal about my undying love for them and the huge impact they have had on my reading life. They have allowed me to read during the busiest periods of my life, and to enjoy some of my old favourites in a brand new way. Now, I will not only always have a book on the go, but a different audiobook downloaded on my phone for every journey I find myself on.
So today I thought I would share some of my favourite audiobooks from the last year, all of which I think I enjoyed just that little bit more because I listened to them rather than physically read them. Sometimes I just find myself enjoying a story alot more, or even just being alot more likely to pick it up in the first place, if I can listen to it, and so I definitely have a few books to recommend today!
So here are five of my favourite audiobooks from the last year!
Before picking up the audiobook for Always & Forever Lara Jean, I was actually debating never finishing this series, and so I definitely have to thank the audiobook for reminding me how gorgeous and cute these books truly are. For some reason, the moment I started listening to this one I was instantly brought back into that place of just relaxation and happiness that comes with reading a fun contemporary story. It made my journeys to work so much more enjoyable and never failed to put a smile on my face as I just adored being able to sit back and have this story of love and family read to me.
After switching to listening to this series halfway through the first book, I don’t think I will ever pick up the physical copies again, as I just loved enjoying the story this way. This story feels a little bit nostalgic to me, despite having never read it before, simply because its a older YA dystopian, and for whatever reason listening to it just heightens that feeling for me. Listening to this series also makes just the act of reading it so much less daunting to me, as I am not faced with a huge book after which I will have to read another huge book. Nowadays, I think I just get on alot better with dystopian stories when I can devour them on audiobook!
This was the first book that I read entirely on audio, and I can not share how glad I am that I spontaneously decided to do just that. This story is a beautiful one already, but listening it rather than physically reading allows you to be transported into Monique’s shoes, as it is as if you have Evelyn herself telling you her story. You are immersed in her extraordinary life and will often lose yourself in it as you relive some of her most glamorous and not so glamorous moments with her. I dare you to not take that slightly longer route to work just so you can get more time listening to this audiobook in!
This is another series where I read only the most recent book on audiobook, but I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did, as this spectacular full-cast audiobook completely brings the story to life as you listen to it. I had been putting off reading this next installment once again because of its size, but the moment I began listening to it I was transported back into fantasy world of magic and war. The different voice actors for each character really helps to distinguish the different POV’s, allowing you to instantly remember what storyline is now being focused on. The story is an action-packed adventure that won’t fail to instantly hook you with its gorgeous characters and shocking plot twists, and the audiobook just makes all of this even more spectacular.
Finally, this by far the most recent addition to this list as I only finished this audiobook on Saturday, but I simply couldn’t let this list go up without including this gorgeous story on here. The creepy nature of this book and the murders that take place throughout it perfectly suit the audio format, as you can actually hear the characters in the moments before their deaths, as well as the recurring creepy song which will never fail to send chills down your spine. So don’t be intimidated by the size of this audiobook – it truly is 18 hours of spooks and adventure!
What are some of your favourite audiobooks? Have you read any of these – what did you think?