I Love You More written by Jennifer Murphy, narrated by Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Johnathan McClain, Cassandra Campbell, and Danny Campbell switches narration between the 12 year-old daughter, the detective, the jilted angry wives, and occasionally even the murdered man. It kept me on the edge of my seat and had a total Fight Club ending twist. You remember the ending, right? The whole, "Say whaaaat? I can't believe I didn't see that coming. Oooo that was good." It's not a fast book but it is riveting.
The Importance of Being Earnest written by Oscar Wilde, narrated by James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, Christopher Neame, and Matthew Wolf is pretty much fabulous. The narration is awesome and it's seriously super funny. Better than the movie even.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore written by Robin Sloan, narrated by Ari Fliakos felt tailored for me. Book love, mystery, a fantastic narrator, and so many philosophical questions about the future of books and technology. The only thing wrong with this audio is that you'll have to keep a pen handy to catch all the brilliant quotes you won't be able to highlight.
- “I've never listened to an audiobook before, and I have to say it's a totally different experience. When you read a book, the story definitely takes place in your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it, like a fuzzy knit cap pulled down over your eyes”
- “All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain site.”
- “Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.”
- "You can never escape the sixth-grade entirely."
So what audiobooks or books will you look back at as your favs of this summer?