Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Finds- Audiobooks!

This week I added two new books to my collection- both audiobooks! They were also both rentals from my local independent bookstore so I don't know you could say I added them so much as briefly incorporated them, but- details!
First up is David Grann's fascinating The Lost City of Z- I've already finished listening to it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I remember being sort of interested in it when it came out but then I never quite got back around. But it was terrific! I'll have a full review soon.
Then I also added Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, which I'll be starting today. I'm looking forward to this of course as well. I like reading nonfiction via audio- I like to focus  more on nuances of language with fiction so paper books will always be my first choice there. But when it's a matter of conveying information via a story, I find audio works just fine.

What about you? Do you like audio? For fiction or nonfiction, or both? Do you have any nonfiction recommendations for me for my next audiobook? And what did you find this week that you're excited about?
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bermudaonion said...

I do like audiobooks and have never heard of a bookstore renting them, but I think that's a fabulous idea!

Zibilee said...

I have both of these books in print version, but haven't gotten the chance to read them yet. I never seem to get the time to read all the things I want to! I think it's really neat that you were able to rent these from the store. I hope you enjoy them!

JoAnn said...

I love nonfiction on audio - for the same reasons you mention. I'm listening to Unbroken now and it's pretty intense (usually not a big fan of war books), but very good. My book club will discuss it in a couple of weeks.

Kathleen said...

I'm not a big fan of audiobooks but keep saying I will give them another try. I do think that a non-fiction book on audio would suit me better than a fictional one.

Suzanne said...

How cool that you can rent audiobooks from your indie.

I listened to The Lost City of Z and loved it. I'm not a huge audiobook user, but right now I'm listening to Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe and it is surprisingly quite entertaining.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I read Unbroken on my kindle, but heard that the audio of this one was very well done. enjoy