Top 5 Audiobooks of all time


As an avid reader with a hectic lifestyle, I often find it hard to find time to read for endless hours. Audiobooks have become my saviour when it comes to achieving my yearly Goodreads goal and I have had an Audible subscription for over two years now, listening any chance I get. With over 25 books in my library, I have encountered an...interesting array of narrators and they can make or break a book and so today I am sharing which books were the best adapted for audio.

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1. Harry Potter


Stephen Fry's rendition of the series is my favourite collection of audiobooks. You feel as though he is reading a bedtime story and his voice perfectly captures the magic of Hogwarts.

2. Sherlock Holmes


Again narrated by Stephen Fry, one single audiobook credit gets you 70+ hours of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Like with the Harry Potter books, Stephen's voice sends you back in time and visualises these classic stories.

3. Expedition


I adore when non-fiction books are narrated by its original author. It's hard to describe but you can almost feel their emotional attachment to the story as opposed to someone else telling their story? Expedition is an account of Steve Backshall's year-long expedition into undiscovered places and you truly feel as though you are there in the moment when listening.

4. Lord of Shadows


The biggest selling point of this audiobook is that it's narrated by James Marsters aka Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Without being overdramatic, but for the entirety of the story I was imagining Spike lounging on a throne in his crypt reading all about Shadowhunters. Lord of Shadows is Book Two in the Dark Artifices series, however, Lady Midnight (Book One) also has a great narrator.

5. Dracula

I was slightly terrified to get this audiobook as I wished to have my favourite classic on standby whenever I'm in the mood for some gothic fiction but there's always the danger with a full cast that not everyone will suit the character they 'play'. I was simply blown away by this. A full cast of actors, each portraying the different characters, creates a theatrical ambience to this reading experience.


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