June 14, 2018

June 2018 Monthly Recommendations

This month's Monthly Recommendations topic is audiobooks. I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks because my prime listening time is in my car and that is taken up by podcasts. But I have listened to audiobooks and I do like them. I might have 5 I can recommend.

Let's Pretend this Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - This is hysterical. I mean, it's probably pretty funny in print, but the audio is read by the author and she is a complete nut. She adds things to the audio, like she describes the pictures. At the end are a couple of outtakes that had me crying with laughter.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale - Jim Dale is the voice of the Harry Potter books in my mind. I hear that other bloke, Stephen Fry, did it well also, but for me it's Jim Dale.

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran, read by Carol Monda - Monda's pack-a-day voice really lends this the edge it needs to be an excellent audiobook. Claire DeWitt is a private detective with a past. And a present. She is a hard drinking, drug using, gal with not a lot to lose. But she solves the mystery at hand.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, read by Wil Wheaton - The book would have been more fun if I was a fan of 80's video games, but I do like Wil Wheaton, so that made this book entertaining.