#JIAM Melanie’s Top 10 Stand-alone Audiobooks #LoveAudiobooks

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Miscellaneous, News | 22 comments

I live in the world of series. Most of the books I read or listen to are in a series. Some series are only a few books, others are long series. The shortest series I’ve listened to is The Light by Aleatha Roming at two books. The longest series I’ve listened to is Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton, which I stopped at 22 (though there are 25 books out now). However, there is a vast array of great stand-alone books out there. Not all books need to be part of a series to be amazing books. So I thought I would pay tribute to my favorite books that are singles.

I couldn’t put them in an order, so I just put them in alphabetical order of author’s last name (I know, I’m lame for not going all the way).



As You Wish Audiobook: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
Written by: Cary Elwes , Joe Layden , Rob Reiner (foreword)
Narrated by: Cary Elwes , Christopher Guest , Carol Kane , Norman Lear , Rob Reiner , Wallace Shawn , Robin Wright , Billy Crystal
Genre: Memoir
My review



Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Before the Fall
Written by: Noah Hawley
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
My Review



NOS4A2
Written by: Joe Hill
Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
Genre: Horror
My Review



Christine Audiobook Christine
Written by: Stephen King
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Genre: Horror
My Review



It by Stephen King It
Written by: Stephen King
Narrated by: Steven Weber
Genre: Horror
My Review



Those who wish me dead audiobook cover Those Who Wish Me Dead
Written by: Michael Koryta
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
My Review



Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Written by: Trevor Noah
Narrated by: Trevor Noah
Genre: Memoir



The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz The Bourbon Thief
Written by: Tiffany Reisz
Narrated by: Kim Staunton
Genre: Mystery
My Review



The Daily Show (The Audiobook) by Chris Smith The Daily Show (the AudioBook): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
Written by: Jon Stewart – foreword , Chris Smith
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman , Jay Snyder , Kevin T. Collins , Chris Lutkin , Robert Fass , Lauren Fortgang
Genre: History
My Review



The Martian Audiobook The Martian
Written by: Andy Weir
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Genre: Science Fiction
My Review



There you have it. Ten books where you can get the full book in a single story. Do you read many stand alone books, or are you mostly a series reader?

 

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    22 Comments

  1. I don’t listen to or read many standalone books. The Martian is one of the best out there. Biographies, especially when read by the author, are good standalones, but I don’t listen to them often. The Dispatcher, which is that Audible freebie novella, was also very good.

  2. Oh gosh. I love IT, I have read it several times. I will have to consider a reread on audio, I am sure it is fantastic. I also adored the Martian, it was amazing. There are several more on your list that I need to check out! I am always up for a great stand alone
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  3. Great list, there are a few on there I have wanted to listen too so glad they are good. 🙂

  4. I’ve never heard of As You Wish. The fact that Cary Elwes does some of the narration is cool.

  5. Good picks. I’ve got The Bourbon Thief and The Martian still on my wish list. I read Before the Fall.

    I think my favorite ten standalone audiobooks have been The Shadowy Horses by Susanne Kearsley, Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, Complicated by Kirsten Ashley, When All the World Sleeps by Lisa Henry, Frederica and Venetia by Georgette Heyer, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski, The Dispatcher by John Scalzi and Sacrati by Kate Sherwood.

  6. I really loved listening to As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. I had purchased the hardcover novel, but I ended up reading it via audiobook instead because I knock out WTRs faster that way. The anecdotes were so cool and really brought back great memories I had of watching the movie over and over on cable television back in the day.ಌ

  7. I picked up two Joe Hill reads and I can’t wait to jump into those. Also, to this day I can not get The Martian out of my mind, it was that good.

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