The #Audiobook #BookTag

I saw the audiobook booktag on Joanne’s blog.


Here are the questions Joanne has compiled…

How long have you been listening to audiobooks?

I’ve been listening to books since probably 2000 or just before, starting off uploading audio cds. Now I mostly download from Audible.

When do you listen to audiobooks?

I listen on my phone whenever reading isn’t an option – when driving, doing housework, ironing, walking the dog, in the garden. Sometimes I listen in bed, but that’s fatal because I always fall asleep. 

Do you have a favourite narrator?

I have several favourites. Hugh Fraser for the Christie books, Julia Whelan, Susan Ericksen, Macleod Andrews, Aiofe McMahon… to name a few.

What was the last audiobook you finished?

I just finished listening to The Wreck of the Mary Deare by Hammond Innes, narrated by Bill Wallis. I haven’t read this author previously or heard the narrator before either, but he did a good job and defined the characters well. It took me a little while to get into the story, but once I did I was engrossed. Man pitted against the elements and the search for justice. It’s very atmospheric.


What is your current listen?

I’ve just started listening to Desperation in Death, the 55th book in this long running series. I’m getting the feeling this will be a hard read, with child trafficking as the underlying theme although Robb never uses sensationalism in her books. I like how the cast develop in this character driven series, set in the not too distant future. 


What do you think you’ll listen to next?

I might listen to Run Rose Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton, and with a large cast of narrators it should be interesting…

Find a future. Lose a past.

She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.

She’s also on the run.


Is there an audiobook you haven’t got on with?

A Little Bird by Wendy james didn’t seem to hold my attention. Not sure whether it was the story or the narrators, but I gave up and returned the title. Maybe I’ll try the book version…


What’s your favourite audiobook so far this year?

I’m torn between The Match by Harlan Coben and The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews. I’m going to choose The Leviathan because it was so different and Rupert Farley’s narration was wonderful. It’s described very aptly as ‘A beguiling tale of superstition, myth and murder’


What one audiobook would you recommend to a friend?

I’d recommend The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin if you like historical crime fiction. It’s the first of four books in the City Blues Quartet and narrated extemely well by Christopher Ragland. It begins in New Orleans in 1919 with a serial killer. The series incorporates many truths and real characters, taking in Chicago in the 20s, New York in the 40s and Los Angeles in the 60s. 


This is fun if you’re an audiobook fan. I certainly am. Great tag, I enjoyed it. Thanks, Joanne!

If you’d like to join in head over to Joanne’s blog.


12 thoughts on “The #Audiobook #BookTag

  1. Thanks so much for doing this Cathy. I’m thrilled you have joined in! That is certainly one long running series from JD Robb. I have read The Axeman’s Jazz but haven’t read the others in the series. I might check it out.

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  2. Ooh, now I’m tempted to get the audiobook of The Leviathan – I loved the book and it would be one I’d be happy to read, or listen to, again. Glad you enjoyed The Wreck of Mary Deare – I did too and am sorry there don’t seem to be many of his books available on audio.

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