Audiobooks have already become another popular entertaining pastime even if when people’s hands are occupied. More and more people choose to listen to audiobook instead of music or watching movies or TV series. Maybe you are also willing to join this new fashion but it is difficult for you to choose a book to start among handreds of thousands of books. Here we have listed eight best audiobooks for beginners to start their reading journey.
- The Thirteenth Tale
I am not alone when I say that this is one of my favorite audiobooks. At a time when I was starting to lose interest in the whole thing, this book got my attention. I am not sure what it was, exactly. Both the quality of the writing and the production value are very high. Setterfield has written a story with great depth and emotion. It is as well-developed a mystery as I have read in a very long time. While I am sure I would have enjoyed it in print, it was the narration of Amato and Tanner that really brought the story to life. I spent more than one afternoon sitting in my car long after I had pulled into my parking space, just so I could listen a little longer.
2. Castles and Knights
You will find this fascinating to read and I bet you will love it.
Raise the drawbridge, man the battlements, and see what life inside a castle was really like. From epic sieges and dramatic battles to thrilling jousts and lavish banquets, take a look at the exciting world of castles and knights. Packed with fantastic facts and dramatic, atmospheric photography, Eye Wonder Castle and Knight is great for homework and projects or just for fun.
3. The Graveyard Book
Gaiman is one of the rare authors who does the narration for many of his own novels, which, in his case makes sense. He is as talented a narrator as he is an author. He brings life to this story in a way that only he can – especially since it takes place in a graveyard. I was quite impressed with how Gaiman chose to bring life to his characters and how much attention he paid to the detail. I could hear the changes in Bod’s voice as he grows up, as well as the distinct accents of the many different characters. I had never before considered a graveyard a warm and inviting place. Gaiman’s convinced me otherwise.
4. Story of Moving Pictures
If you need to explain about something a picture can be better than words. In the 19th century people found a way to make moving pictures. Moving pictures were made with magic lanterns. A German man called Athanasius Kircher invented and wrote about this way of moving pictures in 1646. People used the magic lantern for more than two hundred years. The phantasmagoria was a kind of ‘horror show’ the area where you watch the show is dark and you can only see the screens. I believe this book gives the reader a good idea about the history of moving pictures. I recommend this book because it helped me to increase my reading skills
5. People of the Book
This audiobook is a perfect blend of the storytelling that I loved so much in The Thirteenth Tale and the characterization that made The Graveyard Book so engaging. There is just one narrator at work, but she succeeds in bringing to life a whole cast of characters, ranging in age, gender, nationality, and time period. Fortunately, the material is as rich and complex as the performance that brings it to life. Brooks has written a story that was meant to be read out loud, and Wren was more than equal to the task.
6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The tale tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world called Wonderland. Wonderland is populated by peculiar creatures. The story starts with Alice being bored sitting on the riverbank with her sister. Suddenly she notices a talking, clothed White Rabbit with a pocket watch run past. She follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole when suddenly she falls a long way down to a curious hall with many locked doors of all sizes. There she finds a small key to a door too small for her to fit through. Through this little door she can see an attractive garden. Then she discovers a bottle labelled “Drink me”. Listen to the audio book to find out what happens next and what peculiar creatures Alice will meet.
It’s a pretty good book that plays with logic. Therefore, it has gained lasting popularity since it was published. I think it’s worth reading.
7. The Help
I have finished listening to The Help and I love it. but I hear the audio is excellent. Octavia Spencer is the voice of Aibileen, although she’ll play Minny in the movie. I love teen books and anything Southern Gothic, so this was a natural pick for me. Plus, the story is set in South Carolina, and the sequel (Beautiful Darkness) just came out last week.
8. The Advantures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain created two of the most enduring and beloved fictional characters when he introduced the energetic young whippersnapper Tom Sawyer and his best friend Huckleberry Finn. First published in 1876, the novel tells the story of Tom Sawyer, a young boy who lived in the fictional town of St. Petersburg along the Mississippi River which is based on the real town where Mark Twain grew up; Hannibal, Missouri. It is a classic tale of adventure seen through the eyes of the young protagonist. This is one of the literary greats that everyone should experience and as a free audiobook it has opened the gates for more people to enjoy the adventures and misadventures of Twain’s young protagonist.
If you are a person like to read about the adventures this is a book you should not overlook.
If you are preparing to get yourself an access into the audiobook club I think this should give you some helpful tips to start your audiobooks reading journey. Hope you will enjoy them! If you also have some audiobooks that you want to share with us, please do leave comment on the comment area!