Audio Books Listened to in 2019

 

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I love nothing more than curling up with a good book, preferably for hours, but that is rare in my world at the moment. I can usually only get a snippet during the day if I’m lucky. Reading is mostly done at night before sleeping

But in the past couple of years, I’ve discovered audio books. Previously, I would probably have sneered at the idea of listening to a book. I would probably have told you that books are meant to be read, not listened to. I have changed this blinkered way of thinking, and now love listening to audio books, especially as there are now a huge variety available. I do think there is a place for both ‘paper’ books and audio books to fit into our busy lifestyles

I listen through the library app Borrow Box which I have downloaded onto my phone, enabling me to listen when I’m ‘on the go’. I listen during my 90 minute round trip to and from work, in the gym, in the garden, when doing chores, cooking,  and when out walking or bush walking. I try to walk for an hour or two most days so the listening hours quickly add up.

Below, is a list of the audio books that I’ve listened to in 2019. I have linked the books to their page on Goodreads  If you would like to know more about a particular book, please click on the link.

Summer At Mount Hope by Rosalie Ham

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham

The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper

Heartbreak Hotel (Buffy, #2) by Deborah Moggach and my review 

I Was Here by Gayle Forman and my review

The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March

The Tailor’s Girl by Fiona McIntosh

Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake, #1) by Candice Fox

Redemption Point (Crimson Lake #2) by Candice Fox

Gone by Midnight Crimson Lake #3)  by Candice Fox

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder  and my review

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

The Chocolate Tin by Fiona McIntosh

Kiss Me, Kill Me by J.S. Carol

The Last Dance by Fiona McIntosh

The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney

Never Never (Detective Harriet Blue, #1) by James Patterson and Candice Fox 

Fifty Fifty (Detective Harriet Blue, #2) by James Patterson and Candice Fox

Liar Liar (Detective Harriet Blue, #3) by James Patterson and Candic Fox

The Last Summer of Ada Bloom by Martine Murray

The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan Dubois 

The Land Girls by Victoria Purman

The Secret Vineyard by Loretta Hill

Wedderburn by Maryrose Cuskelly

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes by Amy Miller

All That I Am by Anna Funder

A Chance Of Stormy Weather by Tricia Stringer

My Top Three books from the above list.

All That I Am

The Land Girls

 

The Woman in the Green Dress

Do you listen to audio books. I’d love to hear you recommendations and promise to reply to all comments left

5 thoughts on “Audio Books Listened to in 2019

  1. Thanks so much, Jennifer, I love your recommendations. I too have found audio books so handy especially while driving long distances a lot lately and while doing the housework takes the chore out of it. I’m currently listening to The Chocolate makers wife. I quite enjoyed Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox. I recently binge read the “Woody Creek” series of books by Joy Dettman and just finished the latest release. Only one of those was a Kindle book to which I added audio though for my driving purpose. Do you use the Bolinda Borrow Box app?

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  2. Great to read of your experiences Jennifer. I have listened to audio books and generally like them and I have heard of Borrow Box before, I have been using KindleUnlimited for ‘free’ books.

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  3. Hi Kerryn I’m so sorry I too so long to reply. For some unknown reason some of my comments are going to spam, and I just came across yours there. Ive really enjoyed the series by James Patterson and Candice Fox. I’d also read the books Candice has written alone. Shes a talented writer. Ive seen the Joy Dettman books but haven’t read any yet. I do use Borrow Box for audio and some ebooks. You recommended a book to me a while ago – The Shadow of the Wind – Please don’t think I’ve forgotten about it, but I’m having trouble getting it. Do you remember where you got it from?

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  4. Sorry Deb that I’ve taken so long to reply. Some comments are going to spam for some unknown reason, and I’ve only just found yours. I’ve also used KindleUnlimited but generally prefer to read paper books. It’s getting quite expensive so I might try some ‘free’ ebooks

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  5. Yes, I’ve noticed a few comments going into spam as well! I find I don’t have the storage space anymore too, which is why I’ve gone to kindle more often lately!

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