I adore reading with my ears. Sometimes I will reread with my ears and will occasionally reread with my eyes if I have loved a particular book. These are the ten that popped into my head:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I can't tell you how many times I have read this book with both my eyes and ears. Sherman Alexie narrates. I cry every time. One of my all-time favorites, period.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Another fabulous narration by an author. Bray's performance is nothing short of spectacular. Sly humor, often laugh-out-loud funny. Check out Bray's video on narrating a book.
The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. Nick Podehl narrates the first and is joined by Angela Dawe in the second and they are joined by MacCleod Andrew in the third. Riveting and terrifying.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I got an arc of The Raven Boys and read it with my eyes. Then, I read the second with my ears and fell in love with Will Patton's gruff and gravelly performance. Even though I had the opportunity to read an arc of the third, I waited till the release of the audio. Love!
Vango: Between Earth and Sky (and its sequel, Prince without a Kingdom) by Timothee de Fombelle. Gripping historical fiction!
Scowler by Daniel Kraus. Yikes! This gave me nightmares for weeks! Kirby Heyborne, a favorite of mine really went above and beyond with this performance. I believe the audiobook won an Odyssey Award.
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. This thought-provoking story is told from multiple perspectives and with a full-cast.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Four narrators-one sweeping saga. There will be tears.
The Diviners series by Libba Bray. I gobbled up the first with my eyes and read the second with my ears. I want to reread the first with my ears but haven't had the time!