Check Out Our Team’s Audiobook Recommendations! – Sept. ’18
Our Team Picks and Audiobook Recommendations for September 2018!
We listened to a good mix of fiction and nonfiction audiobooks at hibooks this month. Some of our choices were inspired by our ’13 for Halloween’ campaign: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Rust and Stardust by T. Greenwood. But it wasn’t all doom, gloom, and serial murder. Many of us enjoyed a giggle listening to three of the biggest comedians of the moment: Tina Fey (Bossypants), Amy Poehler (Yes Please), and Aziz Anzari’s take on contemporary dating (Modern Romance). Take a look at the rest of our September listening and our recommended audiobooks.
Check back next soon for October’s selection.
The Pants of Perspective by Anna McNuff, narrated by the author
Scrum. The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland, narrated by J.J. Sutherland
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, narrated by Allan Corduner
The Fact of a Body. A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, narrated by the author
Tuesdays with Morrie. An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition by Mitch Albom, narrated by the author
Bossypants by Tina Fey, narrated by Victoria Hammerstein
Yes Please by Amy Poehler, narrated by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Kathleen Turner, Mike Schur
Super relatable, this autobiography is down to earth, silly and a really fun listen. Amy talks about her rise to fame and has lots of celebrity guests, stories about her time on SNL all sprinkled with great anecdotes and hilarious one-liners. Her narration is perfection as well!
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg, narrated by Aziz Ansari
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, narrated by the author
The quality and ease of the story telling, along with modern references, made this really compelling listening. I can’t wait to hear more from Evans.
Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood, narrated by Therese Plummer
T. Greenwood is one of my favorite authors (confession: I published 8 of her novels) and her lyrical writing is made for reading aloud and listening. Her latest, a fictionalized imagining of what might have happened to Sally Horner, whose kidnapping inspired Nabakov’s Lolita, is a stellar example of that. The narration is so lush and well-performed it will immerse listeners in the harrowing world Sally endured. Tough subject matter, so not for everyone, but heart-wrenching and gorgeous. I read it and listened to the audio book.
Team reading stats – September 2018
Audiobooks listened to: 13
Total listening hours: 112:33:02
- Male authors
- Female authors