Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday Ten

A certain blogger likes to listen to audio books.  They tend to be more expensive than paperbacks, so I wondered what the fascination was.  Certain blogger mentioned commuting to and from work as a reason to listen to audio books.  But still I wondered, so I did some research.  My findings are as follows:

Tina Fey - Bossypants (herself)

Mary-Louise Parker - Dear Mr. You (herself)

Claire Danes - The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)

Kate Winslet - Therese Raquin (Emile Zola)

Scarlett Johansson - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

Nicole Kidman - To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)

Anne Hathaway - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

Jennifer Connelly - The Sheltering Sky (Paul Bowles)

Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

Kim Basinger - The Awakening (Kate Chopin)


  1. Hmm... Top 10 audiobook narrators that you think are hot? Top 10 audiobook books you'd like to listen to because of the vocal artist?

    Yes, audiobooks are more expense than paperbacks. I get a lot of them when audible has a sale and I take advantage of their Daily Deal. For instance, I got The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (narrated by Bryan Cranston) a day or two ago for $3.00.

    Glad to see you are alive and kicking! I was wondering about ya!

    1. I looked at their site and it seemed like $15 per month for one book and then whatever more books cost after that. I could be wrong though.

      Ten audio books by famous actresses I wouldn't mind listening to. Ha.

      Which one don't you think is hot? Claire Danes? It was either her, Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, or Susan Sarandon for the last spot.

  2. I get two credits per month (1 book usually = 1 credit) and it's around $23. As a member, they have sales that I take advantage of (like 3 books for 2 credits or their Daily Deal like I mentioned). I stockpile my credits and use them for audiobooks that I really, really want. And, if an audiobook turns out to be just so-so, I return it and get a refund (either the credit or $). Audible asks no questions. Yes, it's more expensive than paperbacks, but I can't read a paperback while driving my 90 mile a day roundtrip commute. I consider the monthly fee part of my monthly commuting expenses along with gas, oil changes, and new tires.

    This will sound melodramatic, but audiobooks saved my sanity. I used to carpool, but one year I found myself with no one to carpool with. Everyone I had carpooled with had taken jobs elsewhere. The commute was really, really wearing on me. I was having some bad cases of road rage and was getting road amnesia (where I'd arrive at work and couldn't remember getting there.) Listening to audiobooks has made it much more tolerable and on some days even enjoyable - especially if I'm l listening to a really good book.

    All of the pics you selected make them look really attractive. As you know, I've listened to Dear Mr. You by MLP. I also l listened to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as performed by Ann Hathaway. Somehow I got that last one free from Audible. I've not listened to anything by the rest of your finalists.