Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!
The Old Kingdom Trilogy - Sabriel was the first audiobook I listened to (other than Harry Potter) and I was blown away by how amazing actor Tim Curry was with the narration. He brought an atmospheric darkness that fit the world of The Old Kingdom perfectly.
Ready Player One/Armada - Wil-freaking-Wheaton. Enough said. The guy is a perfect sci-fi story narrator and the humor and sarcasm in his tone really bring out the lighter moments in Cline's work. Plus his acting skills definitely deliver when there's intense action going on!
The Amulet of Samarkand - My current audiobook listen and I don't even need to finish it to say that Simon Jones brings the perfect amount of gravitas to this dark fantasy world. I'm really enjoying the story and the characters thus far.
Artemis Fowl - I had so much fun with this story. The characters are Irish the use of an Irish narrator - Nathaniel Parker - really was a treat. More than his accent though, he really 'got' the story and the characters, acting out different voices for everyone involved beautifully.
Harry Potter - If you've never listened to the Harry Potter Series on audio, you're missing out! If you're like me, with beloved books, you tend to read to fast - especially during intense scenes. Audio forces you to slow down and really savor every word. I've only listened to British narrator Stephen Fry both times I did the series on audio (I prefer British narration) and I adore him but I've heard great things about American narrator Jim Dale as well!
Top 5 Audiobooks I Want to Listen To
A Series of Unfortunate Events - This series is also narrated by Tim Curry so once I found that out I decided instantly that I'd listen to the series on audio, instead of reading it. Curry was truly phenomenal with Sabriel so I can't wait for him to tell me more stories XD
Howl's Moving Castle - This book is almost universally beloved by my GR friends and I think audio would suit the style and theme nicely! Then I'd have to see the animated film as well of course.
How to Train Your Dragon - This is narrated by THE David Tennant! And: dragons! That's pretty much all you need to know because that's all I needed to know I'd be listening to this on audio. Hello gorgeous Scottish accent ♥
Seraphina - More dragons! I've been meaning to read this story for AGES but when I saw it was available on audio through my library I quickly added it to my wishlist. Chances are I'll get to it sooner this way :)
White Cat - I've had this on my tbr shelf for some time now but just recently Bec mentioned that it was narrated by Jesse Eisenberg which sounds interesting! I can't wait to experience his narration style.
I'd really appreciate any and all audiobook recs you guys can throw my way - specifically in the fantasy/sci-fi genres (naturally - hehe).