Monthly Recommendations is a Goodreads group created and hosted by Kayla Rayne @ Kayla Rayne and Trina @ Between Chapters… and, as of this month, also co-hosted by April @ April Sarah and myself! I would love if you joined the Goodreads group and posted your recommendations for the topics every month! Anyway, June’s topic is our favorite audiobooks– a topic very near and dear to my heart as someone who is always listening to an audiobook. Without further ado, let’s discuss some of my favorites!
madalyn’s favorite audiobooks
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid // One of my favorite books of all-time, and a great audiobook, as well. You’ll notice a theme throughout this post that I love audiobooks with multiple narrators, and Evelyn Hugo has three different narrators: one for Monique, the reporter writing about Evelyn’s life; one for Evelyn herself; and one for reading news articles and press releases.
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas // Red Clocks follows five women in an alternate near-future wherein abortion and in vitro fertilization have been outlawed. The story itself examines the actual repercussions of such a law and how it would actually affect the daily lives of women. It’s a terrifying, but necessary story, and (once again) the audiobook has multiple narrators.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng // I adored the audiobook for this book. The narrator really captured the overall melancholy, quiet vibe of this story.
A Million Junes by Emily Henry // This audiobook is narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Julia Whelan (seriously, I’ve listened to almost every book she’s narrated). Her narration style lent itself well to all of the magic and atmosphere in this book. The prose is so lyrical and beautiful!
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco // Again, I just think the narrator did a great job of capturing the atmosphere and suspense of this book in her narration.
The Diviners by Libba Bray // THIS SERIES HAS THE BEST AUDIOBOOKS OF ALL TIME, EVER. January Lavoy brings this story to life in an absolutely magical way. When a new Diviners book comes out, I never want to do anything but listen to the audiobook; it’s impossible to put them down. Plus, like, this is my favorite series, so. You need to read it.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff // While The Illuminae Files isn’t my *favorite* YA series, the audiobooks for this series are FANTASTIC. They’re narrated by a full cast of narrators, which lends them almost a podcast style. The narration kept my attention even when the story itself did not. Highly recommend!
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel // Another sci-fi series narrated by a full cast! This is like the grown-up version of the Illuminae audiobooks. Science fiction isn’t normally my go-to genre, but the audiobooks for the Themis Files are so engaging that they drew me in immediately.
All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds // This book has two narrators to go along with the two perspectives. All-American Boys is a book I think everyone should read, and the audiobook is a great choice if audio is your thing.
Have you listened to any of these audiobooks? What are some of your favorite audiobooks?