One of my blogging goals this year is to feature more guest posts, and to invite my friends and family to have a voice on my blog. In that spirit I’m very happy to present a guest recommendations post from my lovely Mom, Ruth.
My mom is a voracious audiobook consumer. She loves knitting, and sewing and designing quilts, dolls, and doll clothing, which she writes about on her blog, Tricks and Manners. All of her time creating and making is done to the peaceful narration of a good audiobook. She loves classic novels, and leads a “Classics Revisited” book group at the public library where she works as a librarian. There are often many different versions and narrators for classics, but my Mom always knows the best narrator – she faithfully “auditions” them before committing to a narrator. She’s kindly provided her favorite audiobooks, broken into wonderful categories. I’ve included her favorite narrator, and you can be sure it’s a good one. However, she’d recommend her favorite but also tell you that you should audition narrators yourself, and make sure you find the one that you like the very best.
For getting through books that are difficult to read in print:
Remembrance of Things Past / Marcel Proust read by John Rowe
The “Master and Commander” series / Patrick O’Brian read by Patrick Tull
For Exceptionally Good Narration and Wonderful Characterization: Theater for Your Ears
Gulliver’s Travels / Jonathan Swift read by David Hyde Pierce
The Once and Future King / T. H. White read by Neville Jason