Audiobook Tag 2.0

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This tag was a guest post from Sophia Rose on Caffeinated Reviewer and created by Jen Talks Audiobooks (YouTube) and co-creator of the tag Sol Means Sun (YouTube).


The questions:

1. Name a book that was better on audio

The Dragon Kin series! To be honest; I don’t think the audios are better then the books nor the other way around. I just love this series! I first read it then I did the audios. I feel that audios bring out so much more. In The Dragon Kin Series the characters are crazy and outrageous and that comes across in the audiobooks giving a different perspective to the series and novel.


2. Name a book that was worse on audio than in print (and you switched).

The Mane Event! Well I actually read this book first before trying the audio. After reading the whole series I wanted to try out the audios and so I did. I didn’t care for the first book in audio as much as I enjoyed reading it. After the first book the audios lived up to the books. I would recommend the series in audio or to read. I love the humor. They always make me laugh out loud and are great when I’m in a slump or feeling down.


3. Top female narrator and top male narrator.

I haven’t listened to many audiobooks, but my picks would be so far:

Female: Lorelei King

Male: James Marsters


4. What’s the longest book you’ve ever listened to?

Good Time Cowboy – 14 hours and 50 minutes
Untamed Cowboy – 14 hours and 59 minutes


5. Shortest book?

The One You Want – 4hrs 24min


6. How do you listen to your audiobooks – iPod, MP3 player or phone? What kind of earbuds do you like?

Listen on/with: iPhone

Apps: OverDrive (library app)Hoopla (library app)Audible

Earbuds or Sound System: LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones & JBL Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker  (I love both of these)


7. Should authors narrate their own books?



8. Is there an audiobook you wish could be redone? By what narrator?

The Dragon Who Loved Me – Hollie Jackson to narrate. Their was a narration change mid-series from Hollie and I wasn’t too happy. I’d come to like the voices Hollie did for the characters. Morgan grew on me, but it was tuff having my narrator change.


9. Best audiobook you’ve listened to, or your favorite?

I have many I’ve enjoyed and loved. I’d recommend: Psy-Changeling series, Mercy Thompson series, Alpha & Omega series, Kate Daniels series, Hidden Legacy series, The Dresden Files series, The Original Heartbreakers series, and Gold Valley series in audio. 


10. What’s the most recent book you listened to?

Lionheart by Thea Harrison. This was a re-read. Well a listen for the first time. 


BONUS: What’s a book currently not on audio that you wish was?

Can’t Get Enough (The Original Heartbreakers #6) by Gena Showalter. This is the last book in the series and it’s not out in audio yet. I want the audio so bad. I listened to all the others in the series and so, I need the last novel to be in audio.


I’d love to hear from you!
What’s your answers to the questions?


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Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
July 23, 2019 9:18 am

Like you, I can’t stand to switch to print if I’ve been listening to a series on audio. It feels wrong to switch!

Melanie Simmons
June 30, 2019 5:09 am

I’m always disappointed when there is a narrator change too. I know that sometimes, you can’t do anything about it (like when the narrator retires). I do feel like authors and narrators should really try to keep the same narrator, if at all possible. I would rather the audiobook come out late and have the correct/same narrator than have it out on release day with a different narrator. I think the only time authors should narrate their own books are things like memoirs, biographies, etc. I think fictional stories should be left to professional voice artist (there are some exceptions… Read more »

June 29, 2019 11:07 pm

My favorite narrators are Andi Arndt, Nichole Poole, Kate Rudd, Rosalyn Landor, Amanda Rinconi as far as female. Male-Sebastian York and Zachary Webber. Favorite series on audio are all three of Dannika Dark’s-The Mageri, Seven, and Crossbreed. Nichole Poole is awesome. Book no one should listen to on audio-Wrong Place, Right Time by Elle Casey-I still can’t get past that narration.

Janie McGaugh
Janie McGaugh
June 29, 2019 10:19 am

I really love G.A. Aikens’ Dragon Kin series, though I’ve only listened to one on audio. On the other hand, I’ve listened to all of Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series and loved it. Shelley/G.A. has such great, fun characters!

Sophia Rose
June 28, 2019 7:07 pm

Fun seeing what audiobooks you loved on which you prefer on audio, Angela. 🙂

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
June 28, 2019 11:39 am

Our library only offers Libby. I’ve been trying to find an out-of-state library that I can buy a membership to for Hoopla. I listen on my android and connect to Alexa or my Bose headphones. I listened to Mira Grant narrate her own book and I loved it, someone else did too, who the heck was it…someone with a kick ass voice. I would say only if they have the voice and have been trained.

Jana Leah
Jana Leah
June 28, 2019 11:04 am

I think Lorelei King may just be my very favorite narrator.

Alison F
June 28, 2019 10:31 am

Fun tag!!

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
June 28, 2019 6:00 am

Another audiobook tag! Awesome! Now that I see the cover on that last Original Heartbreakers book, I am going to have to look and see if I read that. It doesn’t look familiar. I’ve read that series in ebook. That series by Ella Summers needs to finish getting out in audio. I think she’s published 3 more books in the series but none have made it to audio yet and it’s driving me crazy!

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