|Best Audiobooks of 2013 Blog Hop|
The Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop will run from January 1, 2014 through January 15, 2014.
I've become addicted to listening to audiobooks this year! I've listened to a total of 26 audiobooks in 2013.
I had a difficult time narrowing down my three favorite audiobook choices for 2013 as there were several good books, which I listened to throughout the year.
However, the following three audiobooks really stood out above the rest, so I'm pleased to announce my three favorite audiobooks for 2013 below!!
1. 'Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself' by Lissa Rankin MD
I love this nonfiction book!! It's unabridged and narrated by the author herself. The message given by Lissa Rankin MD is one of EMPOWERMENT--- You can truly heal yourself!
This isn't woo-woo, feel good medicine. Lissa Rankin MD gives YOU the scientific research and all the tools you need to help heal yourself in a clear, concise, and easy to understand manner.
Even if you don't have a current health issue, this book will most likely benefit you in a positive way!!
2. 'The Secret Life of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd
I loved the storyline and characters of this novel!! It's told through the eyes of a 14 year old girl named, Lily Owens.
What really made this novel come alive for me was the narrator of this novel, Jenna Lamia. I couldn't imagine a better person to read 'The Secret Life of Bees' than Jenna Lamia. She nailed the southern accent! A narrator can make or break my audiobook listening experience... If I don't like a narrator, I won't listen an audiobook period. It's that simple. However, Jenna Lamia is probably one of the best audiobook narrators I've come across in my audiobook listening experience to date.
3. 'The Girls' by Lori Lansens
This audiobook is a novel about the lives of conjoined twins. At various times throughout my listening experience, I'd have to remind myself that 'The Girls' wasn't really a memoir, but a novel instead.
I enjoyed listening to the alternating view points of the conjoined twins, Ruby & Rose Darlen, as they shared their lives together as conjoined twins. 'The Girls' is read by actresses Stephanie Zimbalist & Lolita Davidovich and they both did a phenomenal performance of reading their roles.
To read more of what I enjoyed of each of the three audiobooks, please click on the links provided above.
Please feel free to leave me a comment and share with me some of your favorite audiobooks from 2013!! I'm so looking forward to listening to more audiobooks in 2014... In fact, I've already signed up to participate in the 2014 Audiobook Challenge!!
Last, but not least, please feel free to peruse the blog posts of the other participants in the The Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop. The list of participants is as follows: