I never enjoyed listening to audiobooks as it felt to me that you are removing the most enjoyable aspect of a book, namely the reading. I also got very irritated trying to listen to a book versus just reading it as I can read much faster than whoever is narrating the book. This all changed when I listened to the audiobook for Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for the first time. It was a gift from a friend who knew that I was big on online gaming, so I decided to give it a fair shot as the premise of the book sounded just right for my taste. The plan was to start listening to the book on my way to college in the mornings and, if I liked the story, but hate the narrator, I would simply get the book and continue reading myself. After I started listening to the book I couldn't help but feel that I know the voice of the narrator and, sure enough, it turned out to be Wil Wheaton, who used to star in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The story itself is obviously amazing and it blew me away (remember this was long before the movie ever came out), but listening to it being read by Wil, who is a huge gaming fan himself, was a treat. I don't have a lot of audiobooks I can recommend, but this is by far the best I have encountered.
What Audiobook Do You Think Does The Source Material The Most Justice?
Posted on 21st of August, 2018