I’ve got a 2 month trial for Scribd at the moment (thank you Kelly!), and I’m listening to lots of samples of audiobooks to see if I want to borrow them or not. I thought I’d incorporate my thoughts on the samples with a book tag I saw on Kristin Kraves Books a couple of months ago, of trying a chapter to see if I want to carry on reading the rest of the book.
Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson narrated by Ben Onwukwe
I loved Daughters of Night the second book from Laura Shepherd-Robinson, and immediately borrowed this first book from the library, but unfortunately haven’t got to it yet. Having heard the introduction and first chapter I definitely want to know what happens next. I’m not sure about the narrator though, as his voice is a bit too deep for me, but I’m guessing I’ll get used to it.
And Then There Was None by Agatha Christie Performed by Dan Stevens
I was thrilled when I saw that this was available on Scribd as I’ve never read it or watched any adaptations, but I do know a bit about the story. I love Dan Stevens as a narrator and was hooked as soon as I started listening!
The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
This reminds of me The Feather Thief a nonfiction NetGalley book I read a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed. Maybe I wasn’t in the right mood for it, but I haven’t wanted to go back to it after a listened to the first chapter.
Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson narrated by Maggie Mash
After seeing the trailer for the BBC’s The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford, I thought I’d give this a try. The introduction is over an hour long which sort of puts me off, but I may give it another try as I am interested in knowing more about them.
The Zookeepers’ War: An Incredible True Story from the Cold War by J.W. Mohnhaupt
narrated by Jacques Roy
I thought this would be more interesting than it was, but it felt quite dry and not as engaging as I’d hoped.
Boys Don’t Cry by Fíona Scarlett narrated by Ronan Raftery
I loved this audiobook so much! It hooked me straight away and didn’t let go. It’s a heartbreaking story with amazing narration I definitely recommend it and will be writing a review soon!