Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Audiobooks You Should Listen To
Top Ten Tuesday / September 20, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Top Ten Audiobooks You Should Listen To I was very hesitant to try audiobooks in the beginning, but figured it was worth a shot. Turns out I love them and they have quickly become a staple for my reading habits. Every book I mention below, I felt had amazing narration or it would not be on the list! 🙂 Between Two Fires is a wonderful blend of fantasy and horror. This book pretty much blew me away. I often stray away from this author, for fear of books being “too weird” for me.  I found This Census-Taker to be absolutely fascinating as I tried to puzzle the pieces together. This one also has a tinge of horror to it. Neil Gaiman does an brilliant job narrating his own work, and I feel the audiobook for The Ocean at the End of the Lane greatly benefits from his performance. It’s always re-assuring when you have the author narrating because you know absolutely every little inflection and nuance in speech is exactly as they meant the…

Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
4.5 Stars , Reviews / April 7, 2015

The best description I can give for Station Eleven is that it is an experience, and one that I really enjoyed. Perhaps that sounds vague or general, but honestly the way this story is told is what sets it apart. The story is told with disjoint storylines which really highlights the stark contrast in life before and after most of the world’s population is wiped out by the Georgia Flu, a fast spreading deadly virus, plague, epidemic, whatever you want to call it.  And when I say this thing is fast, I mean really fast. From exposure to death is measurable in hours, so there’s not even time for safeguards or emergency plans to be put in place. Actually it’s so fast, there’s not even enough time for a Chicken Little type media frenzy where everyone is panicking about the end of civilization. There’s news reports, but by the time realization may set in that this is not just another sensationalized story, but a true threat, the world we know now is forever changed. The story is pieced together from before and after the plaque/epidemic. It is quite interesting to see how it all comes together and how the characters are connected,…