I’ve written a few times about my adventures with audio books. With having a 40 minute drive one way each day, it’s nice to be able to change it up. I will listen to the radio for a couple of days, then go to Spotify, Pandora or iTunes radio, I’ll mix in a podcast. But even with all those options, I still enjoy grabbing an audio book.
Until I recently read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (review coming February 3), I never really thought about choosing an audio book over a print or digital copy. But with this one, I wanted to listen rather than read.
I’ve listened to a few of Kristin Hannah’s books. The one that sticks out to me most is Winter Garden. Parts of the book are set in Russia. The narrator has a beautiful accent. It really makes the story and brings it to life. A narrator can really make or break and audio book and I think Kristin Hannah’s are done so well.
I feel the same would be true with The Nightingale. This one, however, is set in France. I can only imagine how beautifully the story is told with a French accent. And even though I’ve already breezed my way through it, I may keep my eye out at the library and pick it up when I see it, just so I can hear if it’s as magical as I expect it is.
Have you ever run into this? Are there certain authors you look for on audio book? I tend to find myself going with the same authors over and over, like James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark – now it looks like Kristin may be on that list.