A while ago I switched from mainly reading books to mainly listening to audiobooks. This change made me “read” a lot more books. Thanks to audiobooks I managed to fill my travel time and my daily walks with new books. I’m using this list to keep track of the audiobooks I’ve listened to. I’ll add some reviews and insights along the way.
I’m a huge fan of The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. In my opinion the series become really good only from book 3 and onward. The great reading by James Marsters really helps to connect with the character of Harry Dresden.
- Storm Front (read by James Marsters)
- Fool Moon (read by James Marsters)
- Grave Peril (read by James Marsters)
- Summer knight (read by James Marsters)
- Death Masks (read by James Marsters)
- Blood Rites (read by James Marsters)
- Dead Beat (read by James Marsters)
- Proven Guilty (read by James Marsters)
- White Night (read by James Marsters)
- Small Favor (read by James Marsters)
- Turn Coat (read by James Marsters)
- Changes (read by James Marsters)
- Ghost Story (read by James Marsters)
- Cold Days (read by James Marsters)
The Black Company by Glen Cook
One of the better descriptions of a fantastic world I’ve encountered. Glen cook manage to mix the mundane and the magical into something that is so believable that you think “Yea, it’d probably be like that if there was magic in the world”. The raspy voiced narration really captures the essence of the Croacker.
MIndspace Investigations by Alex Hughes
I started reading this series because I needed a break from Dresden Files. This is a nice substitute, just do a “replace all” and switch wizards into telepaths and demons into forbidden Technology. I’d love to see a bit more depth in the main character but the books are still a good read and keep a surprising level of realism.
Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Still trying to figure out why I bought this book. It’s basically a paranormal romance novel and nothing more. It’s still nice but it’s nothing to write home about.
Magic ex Libris by Jim C. Hines
I didn’t enjoy this book. Something in both the writing and narration felt out of sync for me. Even though the magic of the world feels very interesting the book didn’t manage to hold my attention. Die-hard fans of Sci-Fi will probably enjoy if more.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The narration is impressive as there is a whole cast recording the characters in Philip Pullmans book. It’s a good example for interesting world building and cast recording of an interesting narrative. Still, the story felt long winded. I don’t see myself listening to the rest of this series.
- Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
These is actually a number five in a series but it’s a standalone book. The benefit of a book that thrust you into the middle of a series is that you get a rich and interesting world. Another near future, post traumatic urban occult adventure books.
I got to say that I bought this audiobook as a guilty pleasure. I don’t play a lot of computer games. I might have played six computer games in the last ten years. But three of those games were Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3. The book was surprisingly good. Solid plot, interesting characters and good action. Still, I’d recommend it only for fans of the game/sci-fi lovers.
Audiobooks on my virtual shelf
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
If you want my opinion on a specific audiobook, write me on Uri@NaimMeod.com and I’ll do my best to hear it and comment my thought.