Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Have You Heard? Audible, Part 2

Sandie Herron sent the entire list of Best Audiobooks of 2016, as selected by Audible. I thought some of you might want to see a few more selections after I highlighted the mysteries and thrillers yesterday. Here's the best of 2016, as selected by Audible.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/Audible/en_US/images/creative/2234_Best_of_2016_LP_category_narrator2._CB523970315_.jpgNarrator of the Year
Narrator Bahni Turpin has been a part of many truly ground-breaking audio productions spanning every imaginable genre. For many, it was her contribution to the multicast recording of 2009's The Help that made her a household name to the audio aficionado: a book that soared to the top of Audible's Best Sellers list even before becoming a hit in print and a blockbuster movie. In 2016, Bahni has lent her voice to award-winning works of literature, hard-hitting feminist manifestos, and heart-felt stories for kids and young adults. Bahni Turpin can do it all and her performances have brought audio-as-art-form to a whole new level. We are proud to have her as our pick for Audible's 2016 Narrator of the Year.

Fiction: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing, simply put, is incredible. The plot, the prose, the characters, the writing…there’s not one aspect of this book that "carries" the rest. Each is, well, incredible. Author Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel is none other than a feat – an engrossing family epic spanning multiple centuries and multiple continents. The stories of two half-sisters born in 18th century Ghana, in different villages, begin this memorable novel of triumph, heartbreak and resilience. One is married off to a well-educated and wealthy Englishman. The other is shipped off to America and sold into slavery. These sisters’ stories, their children’s stories, and their children’s children’s children’s stories will stay with you long after the book ends.

And, here are the other winners, as selected by Audible.

Bios & Memoirs Noniction Science Fiction

Self Development Romance Celebrity Memoirs






Classics
Historical Fiction

3 comments:

SandyG265 said...

My boyfriend tried listening to A Gentleman in Moscow but he couldn't get into it.

Lesa said...

Even the "Best of" doesn't meet everyone's taste. I hope he found something else he liked.

Clea Simon said...

Sandy - I haven't read (or listened to) this one yet, but Towles' first book - The Rules of Civility - was quite wonderful!