Day Three of Audio Book Week: Audio Book Meme

June 23, 2010 Audio Book Week 10

For today’s post, we’re asked to complete the following meme.  If you are participating, be sure to visit Jen at Devourer of Books and add your link to Mr. Linky.  You’ll be entered to win one of dozens of great audio books!

Audiobook are you currently reading/you read most recently: Bad Luck and Trouble: A Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels) by Lee Child

Impressions?: LOVE it.  I’ve loved all of the Reacher audio books thus far!

How long you’ve been listening to audiobooks: Three years

First audiobook you ever listened to: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  As I mentioned in my post yesterday, Deathly Hallows was about to come out and I wanted to do a quick reread of the Half Blood Prince.  I didn’t have time to read the print copy, but I did have time to listen to the audio.

Favorite audiobook title: There’s no way I can name just one title.  I love the Reacher series and the Harry Potter series. The narrator in each do stellar jobs.

Favorite narrator: Jim Dale and Dick Hill are my favorites. Both have voices that suite the books they are narrating. Dick Hill is the perfect Reacher and Jim Dale excelled at portraying the voices of the characters within the Harry Potter books.

How do you choose what to listen to versus read? I found I tend to catch up with series via audio. It’s not very often that I listen to a stand-alone, unless someone has recommended it specifically.  I do plan on listening to the audio of Matterhorn since I’ve heard so many good things about it.

10 Responses to “Day Three of Audio Book Week: Audio Book Meme”

  1. Jen Forbus
    Twitter: jenforbus

    I’ll try to do this later after the memoirs have been up for awhile…or maybe I’ll do it for Friday…anyway, the only problem is that I don’t know what the first audiobook was that I listened to. When I was teaching, I used excerpts from ON THE ROAD, so that may technically be the first. But when I started listening for entertainment purposes, I don’t remember what the first was…

  2. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I really MUST try HP on audio — Jim Dale is supposed to be fabulous.

    • Jenn
      Twitter: jennbookshelves

      I agree! I’m surprised to hear that others started with Harry Potter as well. The narrator gives quite the performance!

  3. Nise'

    I’ve been a fan of the Reacher series. I have never listened, I may do that with the next installment.

    • Jenn
      Twitter: jennbookshelves

      I can’t say enough how much I recommend the audio!!