Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Audiobook Freebie - My Favorite Nonfiction Audiobooks



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader GirlTop Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Below is my list of top ten favorite nonfiction audiobooks in no particular order of importance.

1. The Assassination of the Archduke by Greg King & Sue Woolmans
2. The Soloist by Steve Lopez
3. The Power of the Habit by Charles Duhigg
4. The Professor and the Mad Man by Simon Winchester
5. Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
6. The Coming Storm by Michael Lewis
7. Life's Work: A Moral Argument For Choice by Dr. Willie Parker
8. My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem
9. Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
10. Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy


Share with me some of your favorite nonfiction audiobooks!

62 comments:

  1. Those are all new to me titles! I'm not an audiobook reader myself so I chose my own topic for this week!

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    1. I've been hearing the phrase "I'm not an audiobook reader." from a few folks this week that are readers. Audiobooks aren't for everyone.

      I was not a huge audiobook fan until after I began blogging in 2012. Now, I love audiobooks because I can listen to them when eating alone, while I am knitting (my other favorite hobby), and other tasks... Plus, with great audio quality/production and a plethora of great narrators these days, it makes listening to audiobooks fun.

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  2. How did you first get into audiobooks?

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

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    1. I don't remember how I initially got started with audiobooks... I think I may have found a couple of them in a bargain bin/sale and decided to give them a try.

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    2. Thanks! I do remember after I became hooked on audiobooks that I started exchanging audiobooks with other audio listeners through Bookcrossing.com and discovered many new to me authors and books I normally wouldn't have read otherwise. From there my love of audiobooks simply took off.

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  3. I don't have good luck with audiobooks. I often fall asleep - it's easier for me to read. I also don't read a lot of non-fiction, unless it involves dogs or animals.

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    1. I love nonfiction books about animals too! Have you read Cat Daddy yet? If you're a cat lover, you may enjoy it.

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  4. I don't read a lot of non fiction books unless they are about dogs lol. So these are all new to me. have a great week.

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  5. Just by going off of those titles I want to know more about a few! Namely the Assassination of the archduke and Cat Daddy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Both books are good... Especially, The Assassination of the Archduke.

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  6. I really like books by Simon Winchester. The Professor and the Madman is the one that got me started. I probably listened to the audiobook for it, too.

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  7. I wonder if I should try non fiction to get into audiobooks!

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    1. Yes, find a subject/topic you want to know more about and go for it!!

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  8. I love listening to nonfiction books on audio. That's how I first got into audiobooks. Gradually, I started listening to more and more fiction on audio. I've only listened to one on this list though - The Power of Habit. Some good audiobooks I borrowed through OverDrive were Educated by Tara Westover, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

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    1. I want to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot... In fact I have it in paperback, but haven't read it yet.

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  9. This is an awesome list!! I'm not normally one for nonfiction books, but I'll have to check these out. I think I'd love reading nonfiction books on audio!

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  10. I'll have to get the one on the Archduke. Thanks! Good job!

    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/top-ten-tuesday-audio-freebie-dream-narrators-men-only-version/

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  11. Oooh I've never actually listened to nonfiction books before. I'm not sure if that would be my thing or not. I don't read a whole lot of nonfiction anyway but it might be easier with an audiobook.

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    1. I love audiobooks and I don't mind whether its fiction or nonfiction as long as the narrator, audio production, and writing is good.

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  12. I love to listen to non fiction! I will have to check some of these out!

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  13. I am not a big nonfiction reader, but I do enjoy the occasional nonfiction audiobook. I'll have to take a look at some of these. One nonfiction audiobook that I enjoyed was Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis.

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    1. Too funny, Street Gang is on my reading wishlist. With your thumbs up, I will have to listen to the audio version of this book. Happy reading!!

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  14. Oooh, thanks for the non-fiction recommendations. I feel like I should read more of them but never know where to start!

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  15. I also use audiobooks when I'm curious about something non-fiction. They just don't hold my attention otherwise. These are all new to me though!

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  16. I don't usually read much nonfiction, but I think I'd probably read more if I tried them on audio. That Gloria Steinem one caught my eye from your list so I'll definitely keep it in mind when I'm in a nonfiction mood.

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  17. I have read The Professor and the Madman. Loved it. I want to read My Life on the Road.

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    1. Great, I think you'll like My Life On The Road!!

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  18. Nonfiction audiobooks have been a real revelation to me this year! They wouldn't have been something that I think I'd necessarily have expected to enjoy, but some of them are really well done! I'm definitely investigating some of the ones on your list right now...

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  19. A very interesting list, I tend to listen to fiction audiobooks the most, The only non-fiction audiobooks I have ever read have been buddhist (Pema Chodron I think).
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  20. ooh so much love for audios though I confess I've never listened to a nonfic on audio yet!

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  21. Nice take on the topic! I am normall picky about my non fic books I read, however, I find I am more open to listening to them.

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  22. I've never listened to nonfiction books on audio, but it sounds like it would be a pretty good idea!

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  23. I love nonfiction and audiobooks, so I appreciate this great list. I had no idea Stoned had made its way to audio. It would definitely be a book my husband and I both would like. Thank you!

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  24. These are all new to me books that you listed but it's great that there is such a wide variety in audiobooks!

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  25. I haven't actually listened to any of these but I've got a few on my TBR! Might have to go the audio route when I get around to them. :) My latest non-fiction listen that I really loved was Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright.

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation. I will check it out.

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  26. I think audiobooks would be the only way I could enjoy most nonfiction books. This is great list! Thanks for the recs!

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  27. THat's awesome you listen to nonfiction on audiobook! I've never been able to get into non-fiction, but maybe I would like it more if I listened to it.

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  28. I don't know any of these! I haven't considered non-fiction on audio but that might work for me too...

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  29. Great list. I'll have to check some of these out.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  30. I just got into audiobooks so I don't have any recs but I definitely think audiobooks will help me get more into non-fiction books :)

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