One truly unique aspect of listening to a book rather than reading the printed word is the feeling of existing within that narrative. There is no need for me to stop reading to cook dinner or run errands since an audiobook keeps reading the story to me wherever I may be. And never have a felt that sensation as strongly as I do now as I listen once again to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series in preparation for our November Speaking of Audiobooks column. Finishing the fourth in the series, Drums of Autumn, by November 1st, means listening 2-3 hours a day and I must admit that at times I feel as though I am living in 18th century Scotland while my frame of reference swirls around the happenings within this series. When I think of the vegetables I used in last night’s salad, I’m reminded of Jamie’s reasons for leaving Helwater. When I think of folding laundry late last night, I recall Claire’s buying that Jessica Gutenburg dress. Yes, I am truly immersed and loving it.
It looks as though the selection of upcoming audiobook releases is somewhat limited for October but a smaller choice does not translate into less excitement for me. Both Reap the Wind by Iris Johansen and Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard will be added to my audio library as soon as they are available.
Leftovers from September
Looking back at audiobook releases always provides us with a number of new audiobooks that failed to make our previous month’s list. Here are just a few that merit mentioning.
Laurens, Stephanie – The Reasons for Marriage
Murphy, C E – Walking Dead
Sands, Lynsay – A Quick Bite
Showalter, Gena – The Darkest Whisper; Lords of the Underworld, Book 4
Snyder, Maria V – Sea Glass
Audiobook Romances on Sale in October
Note: Included in the Unabridged list are those books with unknown formats
Graham, Heather – Home in Time for Christmas
Hamilton, Laurell K – Circus of the Damned Abridged CDs (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Hamilton, Laurell K – The Lunatic Cafe Abridged CDs (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)