After watching from the sidelines last year, I decided to participate in the Armchair Audies this year. Basically, participants listen to a category of Audie (the award for audiobooks) nominees and decide which one should win. I joined Trish and Melanie as judges for the Solo Narration – Male category.
- Being There by Jerzy Kazinsky (narrated by Dustin Hoffman)
- The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (narrated by Simon Vance)
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (narrated by Edoardo Ballerini)
- The Absolutist by John Boyne (narrated by Michael Maloney)
- The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (narrated by Colin Firth)
To me, Beautiful Ruins is by far the winner here. I’ve brought you the reviews for all of the nominees except The End of the Affair (one sentence review: this was my third reading of this book and, while I thought Colin Firth was good, I’d recommend the Michael Kitchen version).
This was a fun experience and I hope to participate again next year.
Have you read any of these? What did you think?