I couldn’t agree more – 7 awesome audiobooks picked by Oprah as titles that “sound better than the printed version.” Isn’t that the mark of a truly terrific audio? The narration and production recreate the author’s words into an experience that must be heard. The very best combine outstanding writing with an audio that just pours those words into your brain. Here are seven titles that Oprah has featured in her website’s “Fall Reading” feature. I must say, I am a disappointed that the blurbs on Oprah’s site don’t credit the narrator. But I will! Librarians, get read for a ton of requests & reserves on these titles. And audiobook addicts, these are simply marvelous. Be sure to put these on your “essential listens” list!
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, narrated By Colin Firth
The Help by Kathryn Stockett, narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Cassandra Campbell
In a Sunburned Country written & read by Bill Bryson
Society’s Child: My Autobiography written and read by Janis Ian
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, narrated By Dean Robertson
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale