Monday, 26 September 2016

(Audio)books I Want to Buy and Why #12

Recently, with Amazon and Audible I took advantage of their 90-day Amazon Prime Free Monthly trial. Which translates to three credits, one a month, meaning three audiobooks. I've waxed lyrical about my love for Amazon Prime before but this was the thing that actually got me really excited since I've been trying to get back into audiobooks but dang, they expensive! So, I thought I'd write a Books I Want to Buy and Why post and ask the opinion of you, dear reader...



Out of these eight, which three do you think are the ones to buy?



Under The Dome by Stephen King
I've recently started watching the TV show of Under The Dome and I love it! It's exactly what I wanted Gone by Michael Grant to be. But I'm a firm believer that the source material for a TV show or movie is, not always but generally, better. And I haven't read a Stephen King in a while even thought he's one of my most owned authors.

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
I mentioned in my Books I Took to Northumberland post that I was currently reading this book aloud to a friend of mine. Well, that was doing a real number on my throat so I thought I'd just get the audiobook instead and we could listen to it together. This is just the type of book that deserves a long, slow read.

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
This series is on my Eventually TBR and I really do want to read them. However, after a bad experience trying to read The Hobbit last year I don't want to go in unprepared. So I'm thinking that an audiobook to read along to, at least until I get accustomed reading Tolkien, might be the way to go!

On The Road by Jack Kerouac
There are certain plots that just sound like they would make great audiobooks, and doesn't a road trip across America sound like one? Although, add Gods to that and you have American Gods by Neil Gaiman which I didn't get along with. Hmm...



Dune by Frank Herbert
How about a throwback to the first Books I Want to Buy and Why with Dune! I haven't bought the physical book and I'm not sure how the plot of this epic will translate to audiobook. But I do still really want to read it and I like the narrators voice.

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe by Various Authors
One of the times that I find myself listening to audiobooks and podcasts the most is actually in Winter, and specifically the run up to Christmas since so much mundane nonsense needs doing. Tidying, decorating, wrapping, all prime audiobook listening time. So why not listen to something christmassy? And it has stories from Charlaine Harris and Carrie Vaughn, both of whom I love.

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen by J.K. Rowling
I've been low-key trying to learn German for a while now and one of the things that's recommended is to read your favourite book in the language! Harry Potter isn't my favourite book (shock horror!) but I know it very very well so I think I'd be able to follow it pretty well, even in German. I wanted to read the book a while back but now I'm thinking the audiobook would be better to get to know pronunciations and tone better.

Storm Front by Jim Butcher
I mentioned wanting to read this in another Books I Want to Buy and Why #9 back in February but I wondered about the audiobook and found myself listening to the sample. The voice was familiar. Turns out it was James Masters! AKA Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seriously, Spike as a wizard private detective? Sign me up.

So which should I pick?

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