Booklist‘s 2019 Editors’ Choice picks for audio truly speak for themselves. As Booklist shared, “This year’s selection of audiobooks highlights qualities unique to the format: full casts, nuanced accents, clever production elements, and stellar storytelling talent.”
Be sure your collections include these TEN amazing audiobooks that will please patrons for many road trips, book clubs, and cooking and crafting projects to come or wherever it is that they like to listen. After all, any time is reading time thanks to audiobooks!
“The “Behind the Music”-style interviews that make up this tribute to a fictitious band lend themselves perfectly to a full-cast recording—each narrator telling his or her piece of the story in his or her own voice.”—Booklist, starred review
“The cozy atmosphere is bolstered by Ivey’s narration. Her Minnesota accent gives the book a sense of place, and her insightful tone and inflection open a window into the characters’ innermost thoughts and feelings. Ivey does an excellent job of bringing out the depth of Stradal’s memorable characters.”—Booklist, starred review
“Complementing the numerous perspectives in the novel, the audio is performed by a full cast. As the story covers so many points of view, the use of different narrators for each perspective elevates the written text by assisting listeners in distinguishing all the characters.”—Booklist, starred review
“An outstanding company of voices, among them Barbara Rosenblat, Michael Crouch, Rebecca Lowman, Tenaja Jordan, and Graham Halstead, whose commanding, sometimes dramatic, performances elevate the experiences of those whose words they speak.”—Booklist, starred review