I love listening to an audiobook. They are the perfect way to get some reading done whilst driving to work, cleaning the house or just a lovely thing to listen to and relax. I’ve listened to quite a lot of audiobooks in the last few years and some of them I talk about a lot. Here are 5 audiobooks that I feel are worth the listen!
I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected–and that she knows what happened to her.
Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth?
I listened to this one as part of the Crime Readathon in November last year. I wanted to give the audiobook a listen as it came heavily recommended and so it should be. This audiobook has a cast of characters who all play their roles excellently. The book has a podcast element and this works so well in an audiobook as it gets its own cast and theme tune and it really feels like an actual podcast. If you want an audiobook that is cast perfectly and feels like a TV show for your ears, then this is for you.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
I listened to this one a few years back after so many people recommended it to me. This is another audiobook with a cast of characters that are played incredibly. I’ve since re-read this book in its physical form and cannot get over how much the audiobook adds to the story. It brings the characters to life and seeing each character have their own narrator is just incredible. This one is well worth the listen!
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.
But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.
When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.
Another amazing audiobook that has a great cast of characters that bring the story to life for the reader. I picked this one up after seeing so many people discuss it online and thanks to that, Courtney Summers is now an auto-buy author of mine. If you are interested in true crime, podcasts and mysteries, then this audiobook is perfect for you!
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.
This one was originally recommended to be at the end of another audiobook and I knew I had to read it instantly. This story is excellent and is brought a huge smile to my face whilst I was listening to it. I think I should read more books by Christina Lauren after how much I loved this one. The cast of this one is amazing and really bring the story to life. I have to finish talking about this one by saying did you know that Christina Lauren is actually a writing duo? Look it up and have your mind blown!
Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel
When Maisie Winters wakes up, she’s in the hospital.
The last thing she remembers is running through the hills of her neighborhood one misty morning. Slowly, she puts the pieces together. Before she could make it home, a storm gathered. Lightning hit a power line and sparks rained down, the hot-burning electrical fire consuming her. Destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is…nothing.
This is one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to and it has stuck with me for years. If you haven’t heard of this book yet then it is a real hidden gem that you are missing out on. This book is hard-hitting and is full of hope. It is narrated excellently and the emotion of the story comes across with every line. I am hoping to re-read this one very soon and cannot recommend it enough!
There you have it, 5 audiobooks worth listening to! What audiobooks do you think are worth listening to? Let me know in the comments below!