Audiobook Month 2019 with Sophia #JIAM #LoveAudiobooks

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Miscellaneous | 9 comments

June is Audiobook Month


Each year that I enjoy the audiobook format, I encounter more narrators that become fast favorites and a few books that truly sparkle more than ever in the audio format.  I had a fabulous listening year since our last June is Audiobook Month (JIAM) event so I wanted to share the gems that made my Top Five lists for both narrators and books.

Top Five New Favorite Narrators

Audiobook Cover: A Servant of the Crown Mystery series by Denise Domning read by Gildart Jackson

Gildart Jackson – he has a low voice and can do dark and gritty, brooding, or lighthearted so well.

My Review of The Final Toll (A Servant of the Crown Mystery #4) by Denise Domning.

Flavia de Luce Mysteries by Alan Bradley read by Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle – so versatile with young child to the aged, classes, accents, and engaging tone and pace.

My review of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #2) by Alan Bradley.

The Inspector de Silva Mysteries series by Harriet Steel read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davis – smooth low voice, fabulous foreign accents, historical setting, pace, and emotional cues.

My review of Dark Clouds Over Nuala (Inspector de Silva Mystery #2) by Harriet Steel

Mercy Kilpatrick series by Kendra Elliot read by Teri Schnaubelt

Teri Schnaubelt – became the voice of these characters, gender, distinct characterizations, balance between acting and storytelling, pacing.

My review of A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot

Central Galactic Concordance series by Carol Van Natta by by Nicole Poole

Nicole Poole – accents, unique futuristic sci-fi terminology, pacing and tone, and oh so many characters.

My review of Minder Rising (Central Galactic Concordance #2) by Carol Van Natta

Top Five Books on Audio

Repeat by Kylie Scott, Narrated by Andie Arndt

Repeat by Kylie Scott, Narrated by Andie Arndt

My review

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman read by Daniel Lapaine

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman, Narrated by Daniel Lapaine

My review

Spirit of the Knight by Debbie Peterson, Narrated by Dawson McBride

Spirit of the Knight by Debbie Peterson, Narrated by Dawson McBride

My review

Come Find Me by Megan Miranda, Narrated by Michael Crouch

Come Find Me by Megan Miranda, Narrated by Michael Crouch

My review

Salvage Rat by Larry N. Martin, Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Salvage Rat by Larry N. Martin, Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

My review

You can listen to samples by clicking on the audiobook covers. It will take you to Audible’s site for a sample.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

    9 Comments

  1. I have only tried Poole! But yes she is good

  2. Nicole Poole is amazing. She narrates all of Dannika Dark’s series and never fails to surprise me with all the different voices she uses. And Andi Arndt is also a favorite of mine. Any contemporary romance is a winner for me when she narrates. I’m happy you have found so many new narrators to enjoy!

  3. Oh, I’ve heard Repeat was good! I do love Kylie Scott!

  4. Poole is definitely one of my top narrators for her work with Dannika Dark’s books. I haven’t tried the others but am finding new ones all the time. This was the year of listening to male narrators. It was new for me so took some adjusting.

  5. Great list – although I’ve not listened to any of your top narrators nor listened to your top books! EEP!

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