Wednesday, September 3, 2008

2008 Audiobooks

All titles are unabridged. You may click on the highlighted titles to read a review.

80. A Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond
read by Stephen Fry
juvenile fiction, 1958
finished, 12/27/08

79. The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
read by Holter Graham
nonfiction, 2005
finished, 12/22/08

78. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson
read by the author
nonfiction, 2006
finished, 12/10/08

77. Ten Little Indians
by Agatha Christie
read by Norman Barrs
mystery, 1939
finished, 12/7/08

76. The Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell
read by the author and various others
nonfiction, 2002
finished, 12/4/08

75. Dead Man's Mirror
by Agatha Christie
read by Hugh Fraser
mystery, 1937
finished, 12/3/08

74. 4:50 from Paddington
by Agatha Christie
read by Joan Hickson
mystery, 1957
finished, 12/1/08

73. Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
read by Ruth Ann Phimister
nonfiction, 2007
finished, 11/20/08

72. In the Shadow of the Glacier
by Vicki Delany
read by Carrington MacDuffie
mystery, 2007
finished, 11/15/08

71. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home
by Harry Kemelman
read by George Guidall
mystery, 1969
re-read
finished, 11/13/08

70. They Came to Baghdad
by Agatha Christie
read by Emilia Fox
mystery, 1951
finished, 11/9/08

69. Evil Under the Sun
by Agatha Christie
read by David Suchet
mystery, 1941
finished, 11/3/08

68. Ex Libris - Confessions of a Common Reader
by Anne Fadiman
read by Suzanne Toren
nonfiction, 1998
re-read
finished, 10/31/08

67. An International Christmas: Seasonal Stories and Poems
a collection written and read by various artists
fiction, 2004
finished, 10/29/08

66. The Hollow
by Agatha Christie
read by Hugh Fraser
mystery, 1946
finished, 10/28/08

65. Lyddie
by Katherine Paterson
read by Alyssa Bresnahan
young adult fiction, 1991
finished, 10/25/08

64. Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry
by Harry Kemelman
read by George Guidall
mystery, 1966
re-read
finished, 10/18/08

63. Dear Mr. Jefferson: Letters from a Nantucket Gardener
by Laura Simon
read by Suzanne Toren
nonfiction, 1998
re-read
finished, 10/14/08

62. Quentins
by Maeve Binchy
read by Terry Donnelly
fiction, 2002
finished, 10/13/08

61. A Nun in the Closet
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Roslyn Alexander
fiction, 1975
re-read
finished, 10/10//08

60. A Redbird Christmas
by Fannie Flagg
read by the author
re-read
fiction, 2004
finished, 10/7/08

59. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
read by C.J. Critt
juvenile fiction, 1972
finished, 10/4/08

58. Consider This, Señora
by Harriet Doerr
read by Barbara Rosenblat
fiction, 1993
finished, 10/2/08

57. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
by Harry Kemelman
read by George Guidall
mystery, 1964
re-read
finished, 9/30/08

56. Before Midnight
by Rex Stout
read by Michael Prichard
mystery, 1955
re-read
finished, 9/28/08

55. I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts On Being A Woman
by Nora Ephron
read by the author
nonfiction, 2006
finished, 9/24/08

54. Bread and Roses, Too
by Katherine Paterson
read by Lorna Raver
juvenile fiction, 2006
finished, 9/22/08

53. Counting on Grace
by Elizabeth Winthrop
read by Lili Gamache
juvenile fiction, 2006
finished, 9/17/08

52. Thank You Jeeves
by P.G. Wodehouse
read by Alexander Spencer
fiction, 1934
re-read
finished, 9/16/08

51. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
by Daniel Tammet
read by Simon Vance
memoir, 2006
finished, 9/11/08

50. Strider
by Beverly Cleary
read by George Guidall
juvenile fiction, 1991
re-read
finished, 9/3/08

49. The Country of the Pointed Firs
by Sarah Orne Jewett
read by Tracy Lord
fiction, 1896
re-read
finished, 9/2/08

48. Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Barbara Rosenblat
fiction, 1990
re-read
finished, 9/1/08

47. Uncommon Carriers
by John McPhee
read by the author
nonfiction, 2006
finished, 8/29/08

46. Death on the Nile
by Agatha Christie
read by David Suchet
mystery, 1937
finished, 8/23/08

45. The Time It Never Rained
by Elmer Kelton
read by George Guidall
fiction, 1973, 1984
finished, 8/19/08

44. Irons In The Fire
by John McPhee
read by Nelson Runger
nonfiction, 1997
finished, 8/14/08

43. The Second Mouse
by Archer Mayor
read by Christopher Graybill
mystery, 2006
finished, 8/11/08

42. The John Cheever Audio Collection
by John Cheever
read by various readers
twelve short stories, 2003
finished, 8/8/08

41. The Ponder Heart
by Eudora Welty
read by Sally Darling
fiction, 1953, 1954
finished, 8/4/08

40. Hickory Dickory Dock
by Agatha Christie
read by Hugh Fraser
mystery, 1955
finished, 7/30/08

39. Roller Skates
by Ruth Sawyer
read by Kate Forbes
juvenile fiction, 1936
finished, 7/26/08

38. The Miracle At Speedy Motors
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat
fiction, 2008
finished, 7/24/08

37. The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Charlotte Parry
juvenile fiction, 1990
finished, 7/12/08

36. Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White
read by the author
juvenile fiction, 1952
re-read
finished, 7/11/08

35. Ramona the Brave
by Beverly Cleary
read by Stockard Channing
juvenile fiction, 1975
re-read
finished, 7/8/08

34. Ramona the Pest
by Beverly Cleary
read by Stockard Channing
juvenile fiction, 1968
re-read
finished, 7/6/08

33. The Amateur Marriage
by Anne Tyler
read by Blair Brown
fiction, 2004
finished, 7/5/08

32. A String in the Harp
by Nancy Bond
read by Barbara Caruso
juvenile fiction, 1976
re-read
finished, 7/2/08

31. Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
read by George Guidall
juvenile fiction, 1983
re-read
finished, 6/26/08

30. The Prince of Frogtown
by Rick Bragg
read by the author
biography, 2008
finished, 6/24/08

29. Sandhills Boy
The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
by Elmer Kelton
read by George Guidall
autobiography, 2007
finished, 6/20/08

28. Back When We Were Grownups
by Anne Tyler
read by Blair Brown
fiction, 2001
re-read
finished, 6/16/08

27. A Pocket Full of Rye
by Agatha Christie
read by Rosalind Ayres
mystery, 1953
finished, 6/10/08

26. Henry Huggins
by Beverly Cleary
read by Barbara Caruso
juvenile fiction, 1950
re-read
finished, 6/7/08

25. A Caribbean Mystery
by Agatha Christie
read by Rosalind Ayres
mystery, 1964
finished, 6/4/08

24. The Code of the Woosters
by P.G. Wodehouse
read by Alexander Spencer
fiction, 1938
re-read
finished, 6/2/08

23. At Bertram's Hotel
by Agatha Christie
read by Rosemary Leach
mystery, 1965
finished, 5/16/08

22. Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Barbara Rosenblat
fiction, 1997
re-read
finished, 5/10/08

21. Farewell, My Subaru
An Epic Adventure In Local Living
by Doug Fine
read by the author
nonfiction, 2008
finished, 4/30/08

20. Truman
by David McCullough
read by Nelson Runger
biography, 1992
finished, 4/29/08

19. The Abracadabra Kid
A Writer's Life
by Sid Fleischman
read by Nelson Runger
autobiography, 1996
finished, 4/17/08

18. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets
by Nancy Springer
read by Katherine Kellgren
young adult mystery, 2007
finished, 3/26/08

17. Babe and Me
by Dan Gutman
read by Johnny Heller
juvenile fiction, 2000
finished, 3/19/08

16. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard
read by Grace Conlin
nonfiction, 1974
finished, 3/18/08

15. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
by Nancy Springer
read by Katherine Kellgren
young adult mystery, 2007
3/13/08

14. Alice's Adventures in Wonder Land
by Lewis Carroll
read by Davina Porter
juvenile fiction, 1865
finished, 3/11/08

13. An Ocean Apart
by Robin Pilcher
read by Samantha Eggar
fiction, 1999
re-read
finished, 3/9/08

12. Love Among The Chickens
by P.G. Wodehouse
read by Jonathan Cecil
fiction, 1906; somewhat re-written 1921
finished, 3/2/08

11. The Case of The Missing Marquess
by Nancy Springer
read by Katherine Kellgren
young adult mystery, 2006
2/24/08

10. Love Over Scotland
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
fiction, 2007
finished, 2/22/08

9. Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard and Florence Atwater
read by Paul Hecht
juvenile fiction, 1938
finished, 2/11/08

8. Bedtime For Frances, 1960
A Baby Sister For Frances, 1964
Bread And Jam For Frances, 1964
A Birthday For Frances, 1977

by Russell Hoban
read by Glynis Johns
children's picture books
re-reads
finished, 2/6/08

7. Gift From the Sea
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
read by Claudette Colbert
nonfiction, 1955
re-read
finished, 2/6/08

6. Ava's Man
by Rick Bragg
read by Tom Stechschulte
biography, 2001
re-read
finished, 2/1/08

5. 1776
by David McCullough
read by the author
nonfiction, 2005
finished, 1/29/08

4. Raw Spirit
In Search of the Perfect Dram
by Iain Banks
read by Tom Cotcher
nonfiction, 2003
re-read
finished, 1/23/08

3. All Over but the Shoutin'
by Rick Bragg
read by Frank Muller
memoir, 1997
re-read
finished, 1/16/08

2. Greece On My Wheels
by Edward Enfield
read by the author
travel essays, 2003
finished, 1/12/08

1. The Year of Pleasures
by Elizabeth Berg
read by Sandra Burr
fiction, 2005
finished, 1/2/08

4 comments:

  1. We always like to listen to audio books when we're on long car journeys. It was very odd hearing my own first novel read aloud and I'm looking forward to hearing the latest one, as the audio rights have just been sold. Having someone else read your words somehow distances you and gives you a fresh insight into your own story!

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  2. Great list - I see a few that I had not heard about and have added them to my list. Thanks

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  3. Another try....
    I'm curious about number 8 - picture books as audio books, how does that work - are the pictures included?

    Personally I don't like to listen to books but I have read some of the books on your list and some of them are favorite books; like Ruth Sawyers books. There is a sequel to Roller Skates, which I didn't find quite as good as the first book. Did you know that Ruth Sawyers daughter married Robert McCloskey - another favorite?

    Charlotte's Web is another lovely book even if I like E. B. White's essays even better.
    Margaretha

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  4. Nicola, we used to when the kids were little, especially on our trip to Britain many years ago. I bought Nesbitt and Blyton books and we all had the best, best time!
    Thanks for stopping by Juliann.
    Margaretha, it worked! I own the Frances books, and had already read them so those pictures were in my head, but honestly, I loved the tales so much it didn't matter that there were no 'visuals' for me to look at. I am a huge fan of audiobooks, and to tell the truth, like them even better than print reading except for the fact that so very few that I love are on audio. I liked Roller Skates, but it was quite a bit darker than I expected with the murder. I did know about her daughter, and yes, I do love McCloskey. I've thought of doing a 'book report' on Blueberries for Sal, my most favorite. I like White's essays too!

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