My Favourite Audiobooks of 2021
I know we have a few more weeks of 2021, but I thought today I would share some of my favourite audiobooks of 2021 so far.
It’s likely I’ll read a few more before the year is up, but in December I’m doing Blogmas! So my calendar is full.
But I wanted to give a shout out to these amazing audiobooks.
Favourite Audiobooks of 2021
A recent non-fiction listen of mine. I enjoyed this no-nonsense, how-to approach to management. It was light-hearted and easy to follow with genuine guidance I found applicable in everyday situations.
Narrated by a leading cast including Phillip Glenister, Gerran Howell, Catherine Tate, and Owen Teale. I never thought I’d get on with Treasure Island. I did not enjoy any of Robert Louis Stevenson’s other books. But this adaptation was done so well I looked forward to every scene I listened to.
This is likely my favourite audiobook of 2021. I love a good memoir, especially a brat pack memoir as it turns out. Rob Lowe is funny, self-deprecating, and seemingly honest. He doesn’t paint himself as a ‘good little boy’ but rather a drug-addled, semi-good actor who got lucky. I particularly enjoyed the stories about his time on The Outsiders. Well worth a listen if you enjoy a 1980s movie and want the goss.
Narrated by Carey Mulligan. This story has been everywhere all year and I finally decided to pick it up. And I didn’t regret it. The Midnight Library was what I hoped How to Stop Time would be. But with a much darker edge. Definite trigger warnings for those that hate the topic of suicide. It is an interesting sliding doors tale about ‘what ifs’. Very Matt Haig.
And finally, Bleak House as narrated by Miriam Margoyles. The fact it was narrated by Miriam was a big draw for me. That woman is outrageous, in the best way. I intended to read at least one Charles Dickens book a year for the next few years, and this has always been one of my favourites tales. Thanks mostly to the BBC adaptation from 2005. The book is long. To say the least. But it is a good tale, once you get past the legal jargon and get to know the characters.
And those are my current favourite audiobooks of 2021 – not including my Harry Potter re-read. Have you listened to any great reads in 2021? Let me know in the comments below.