Best of 2013 – Audiobooks

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I read more books than I ever have in 2013! Part of that increase is due to reading for a committee, but I also greatly increased my audiobook listening. I’ve gone from being a casual listener (re-reads only), to a fan (following favorite narrators) to a convert (listening is now my preferred reading method.) I wouldn’t get nearly as much reading done if it wasn’t for audiobooks, and of the roughly 175 books I’ve read this year, about 75 of them were audiobooks. I’m kicking off my Best Of lists with my favorite listens of 2013!

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Best of 2013 – Audiobooks!

YA Standalone:

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys – Performed by Lauren Fortgang

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Performed by Allan Corduner

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch – Performed by Tai Sammons

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – Performed by the author

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – Performed by Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra

YA Series:

The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – Performed by Daniel Sharman

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead – Performed by Emily Shaffer

Proxy by Alex London – Performed by Andrew Sweeney

Dare You To by Katie McGarry – Performed by Brittany Pressley, Christopher Gebauer

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Performed by Elizabeth Evans

Romance and New Adult:

Down London Road by Samantha Young – Performed by Elle Newlands

Faking It by Cora Carmack – Performed by Emma Galvin, Dan Bittner

Reckless by S.C. Stephens – Performed by Rebekkah Ross

Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren – Performed by Grace Grant, Jonathan R. Cole


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – performed by Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay (FYI, this audiobook is 95% Susan Lyons)

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – Performed by Khristine Hvam

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer – Performed by Jen Tullock

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – Performed by Amy Rubinate

Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft – Performed by Rebecca Soler

So, those are my audiobook favorites – what are yours? Check back on January 1st for the Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop, where bloggers pick their top 3 favorite audiobooks, and you’ll get the chance to enter some awesome giveaways.

Happy listening!


12 thoughts on “Best of 2013 – Audiobooks

  1. Oh, another audiobook lover! I haven’t listened to any of these books, but I read Proxy and really loved it. I have Two Boys Kissing on my wish list, so I might buy the audiobook. I did enjoy Boy Meets Boy, though I’m not sure if that one was read by the author…

  2. Annie says:

    Out of the Easy was incredibly well read and obviously, impeccably written. I think my list would also include Alex Woods Versus the Universe (the narrator portrayed the Alex in my head perfectly) and Bitterblue (oh the accents!). 🙂

  3. BermudaOnion says:

    I didn’t divide audiobooks in my best of list but quite a few of them, including Eleanor & Park and Me Before You were audio. Great list!

  4. I love this post because I have been aching to read some good audiobooks lately! The Book Thief was performed perfectly, still can’t get over the book. I think I might try If you Find Me soon.

    Fab post! <33

  5. Every year I get more and more into audiobooks so this is a great list to have going into the new year with plenty of these still on my TBR list! Awesome list!!

  6. I love Eleanor and Park, I so want to listen to the audiobook!

  7. Out of the Easy was such an amazing book! 🙂

  8. bookgoonie says:

    Ruta, Levithan & Rowell’s books have all been great on audio. I look to listen to them before I consider the hardback version. Great list. Look forward to more audio greatness in the new year.

  9. fishgirl182 says:

    I can’t believe that you listened to 75 audiobooks. That’s amazing. I am starting a horrible commute really soon and I think I will be adding way more audiobooks to my list this year.

  10. Quinn says:

    I love audiobooks, too! I go through phases of listening a lot, to dry periods. But I joined Audible this year, and it was an excellent life choice. Some of your favorites are books that I’ve been meaning to read (The book Thief, Throne of Glass) and I think I’m going the audiobook route. Also – wow 175 books! Go you!

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