Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme

Current/most recent audiobook:

Sadly, I am currently listening to the Florida Bar’s 13th Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review. How I wish I were kidding. I am desperately wishing for these EIGHTEEN AND A HALF HOURS to be over so I can get back to audiobooks.

So for the purposes of this meme, we’ll go with my last read: The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear (read by Orlagh Cassidy).

Impressions:

This is the 7th Maisie Dobbs book and I think it’s one of my favorites. The mystery was fine, but it was the personal developments in Maisie’s life that got me. I feel like she is a dear friend. And there were tears during this one.

Current/most recent favorite audiobook:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I just can’t stop thinking about it. Read my review here.

Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently:

Fenella Woolgar. Life After Life wasn’t short and I really enjoyed Woolgar’s narration.

One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist:

I just downloaded The Raven Boys by  Maggie Stiefvater (narrated by Will Patton). It’s free through today on SYNC and I’ve been meaning to read it for awhile.

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21 thoughts on “Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme

  1. JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing June 19, 2013 / 8:43 am

    I’m on the library hold list for Life After Life (have been there for ages, it seems), but think I should consider audio instead…

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:05 pm

      It’s a long book – I handle those better on audio. 🙂

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  2. Kristin T. June 19, 2013 / 9:15 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about the Maisie Dobbs series this week – I’m going to have to check them out!

    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:05 pm

      They are great!

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  3. Bella June 19, 2013 / 9:33 am

    Oh I need to go snag The Raven Boys from Sync. I’ve been meaning to listen to that one for a while.

    Thanks to one of your earlier posts I have Maisie Dobbs on my radar now, definitely going to try and listen to the first book in that series soon.

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:04 pm

      I tried the first 15 minutes of The Raven Boys and I think I’m going to switch to print. Will Patton is not the narrator for me. 😦

      There are three narrators for the first three Maisie books but they are all great and then it gets consistent.

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  4. Laura Fabiani June 19, 2013 / 9:36 am

    I’ve listened to Orlagh Cassidy before and really enjoyed her narration. It gives me added incentive to want to listen to Winspear’s books which I’ve been meaning to read.

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:04 pm

      She doesn’t narrate the first two, but those narrators are great also.

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  5. Teresa June 19, 2013 / 11:32 am

    Those CLE’s are never fun! Here’s hoping you can breeze through them. I love Orlagh Cassidy. I haven’t listened to any of her work for awhile. I’ve listened to a ton of Xe Sands lately.

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      I love Xe!

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  6. Laurie @ Fetch Me My Fainting Couch June 19, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    “Florida Bar’s 13th Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review”

    That sounds dreadful! I grabbed Raven Boys last week too and hope to get to it soon.

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      It is.

      I tried the first 15 minutes of The Raven Boys and I think I’m going to switch to print. Will Patton is not the narrator for me. 😦

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  7. Katy K. June 19, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    I stopped reading Maisie Dobbs after the first one, due to a bad only-starting-series habit – but maybe I should get back to it. Raven Boys was one of my very favorite audiobooks last year – I hope you love it!

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      I’m bad about series as well. This is one of the few I am getting through.

      I tried the first 15 minutes of The Raven Boys and I think I’m going to switch to print. Will Patton is not the narrator for me. 😦

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  8. carol June 19, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    Wow, you’re current listen does sound boring.

    I downloaded Raven Boys for free too.

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    • Michelle June 19, 2013 / 10:02 pm

      It’s painful.

      I tried the first 15 minutes of The Raven Boys and I think I’m going to switch to print. Will Patton is not the narrator for me. 😦

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  9. Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info June 19, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    Thank you for reminding me about SYNC and Raven Boys–I need to listen to that one for work, so the audio will be perfect!

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  10. Julie S. June 19, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    My husband did one of his CLE’s on audio last year or the year before. At least it is a bit better than a long class. I got The Raven Boys from Sync too 🙂

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    • Michelle June 20, 2013 / 3:48 pm

      I almost like the classes better.

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  11. Katy K. June 20, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    You might try listening a bit further. I was really skeptical about Will Patton until the narration switched viewpoints, and then he won me over.

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