Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best of The Best: 2015 - Audiobooks

Hey, ladies!

Today's post is for my top 5 best audiobooks of 2015!
I've only been listening to audiobooks since September of this year, but I've quickly fallen in love with them. I can read so much more while my hands are free! I listen while I walk or run, while I train the dogs, while I clean, ect. It's fantastic, and it's become addictive.

I think audiobooks can make or break a book; they can salvage an average read, or sully a good story, depending on your narrator. Some narrators read the book, and some bring the book to life. It's so fun to discover them!

Best Audiobooks of 2015!
(in order, for once)

Kyland by Mia Sheridan 
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Stephen Dexter

This was a highly emotional book, and both narrators captured that flawlessly. The male narrator took a bit to get used to, but I think he perfectly pulled of the heartache of Kyland. Erin Mallon is a favorite narrator of mine, and she carried out her role with her usual talent. 

Addicted for Now by Krista and Becca Ritchie 
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Charles Carr
Another Erin Mallon one! Carr has a very specific voice, and he really becomes his character. The pair does the entire Addicted series audiobooks, and are a fantastic team. This is a series I'd suggest listening to over reading. 

Sweet Filthy Boy by Mia Sheridan
Narrated by Shayna Thibodeaux
One of my top 5 contemporaries of the year! I've listened to all the Wild Seasons books, and I've come to really enjoy Thibodeaux style. She became Mia to me, and I grew to truly appreciate the way she does Ansel. 

There's no number two (gross), since these tied for the top title!

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning 
Narrated by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante
I freaking adore this duo and the way they've done books 4 and 5 in the Fever series, and then Dani's novels. This is the best dual performance, in my opinion. Ross does all the female voices, and Gigante does the men. I don't understand while every other audiobook I've listen to won't do it that way, rather than the woman doing both male and female voices in her chapter, or vice versa!

Gigante's voice....goddamn, he could talk you into an orgasm. He makes the perfect Barrons. <3

Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Best solo performance goes to Tavia Gilbert! What a wildly talented narrator! Every single character has a unique voice, each wildly different from the one before. She captures Cat flawlessly, and brings so much emotion to her readings. I really hope she picks up the Outtakes From The Grave audiobook. 

What about you? What was your best audiobook in 2015?

- The Bibliophile Babe


  1. I have yet to pick up an audiobook Amanda, but I think I need to hear Bones and Barrons immediately:) Love them so much!

  2. Oh Lauren's book. I was surprised by the latest so I need to go back and read or listen to them all! :) I still need to catch up on the fever series.

  3. I've tried to listen to audiobooks but I just don't pay attention well enough! haha A friend of mine loves them when driving to work.

  4. I love KMM's audios! It confused me when they switched to dual narrators, but I wound up loving it. That series is awesome!

  5. I'm a fan of KMM, but I've never tried her audio books. I'm guilty of never paying attention to the narrators, sadly. But in 2016, I promise to pay more attention. :D

  6. I love audiobooks, and I totally agree that the narrator can make or break the book. I loved Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante narration in Fever series! I’ve only read the first book in Addicted series and I plan to continue, probably I should go for audio version.