This week, a special episode answering all of your questions about audiobooks! Thanks to all of our listeners who submitted questions. I hope our answers make sense!
We tackle such tough questions as:
- Do audiobooks “count” as actually having read the book? (Michael and I disagree on abridged audios, though).
- How do you decide what you’re going to read and what you’re going to listen to?
- What do we think of “performed” accents in audiobooks?
- Is it possible to like a book better on audio than in print?
- How do the number of listening hours relate to the number of pages in a book?
- Can we play snippets of audiobooks on the podcast when we talk about our Audiobooks.com audiobook of the week? (Short answer: no, but we always link to a sample in the show notes for each podcast episode).
- Who are the best fiction audiobook readers?
- How are footnotes included in audiobooks?
- How do you listen to audiobooks when other people are around?
Specific audiobooks that we mention in this episode:
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and other books in the Flavia De Luce series, read by Jayne Entwistle
- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, read by Sissy Spacek
- On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, narrated by the author
- Guests on Earth by Lee Smith, read by Emily Woo Zeller
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, narrated by David Pittu
- The Stand by Stephen King, read by Grover Gardner
- Carrie by Stephen King, read by Sissy Spacek
- Game of Thrones and rest of The Song of Ice and Fire books by George R.R. Martin, read by Roy Dotrice
The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt, read by Edoardo Ballerini, is my pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week.
Special thanks to Audiobooks.com for sponsoring this episode of Books on the Nightstand.
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