I was recently contacted by AudioFile Magazine to participate in the blog tour about their picks for Best Audiobooks of 2016. I like AudioFile magazine because they're a great independent review resource for all things audiobook. God knows we have few enough independent reviewers of anything left; to learn more about the site and what they offer, click here.
If you're looking for a way to stay up-to-date on new and the best audiobooks, do consider checking out the magazine. Also, as a promotion along with their Best of... feature, they're offering a sweepstakes chance for you to win free audiobooks from Audiobooks.com. Please click over and check that out; they're accepting sweepstakes entries through THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16. (You've got to love these people--they ask for your email address to enter you in the sweepstakes, but they also "promise not to share your email."
And now on to the Best of 2016! Here are the titles the editors have chosen for Best Nonfiction Audiobooks of 2016 (links go to the AudioFile reviews of the books):
HAMILTON by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, read by Mariska Hargitay, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter [Intro]
HOW WOMEN DECIDE by Therese Huston, read by Susan Boyce
I CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Ed Yong, read by Charlie Anson
JOY ON DEMAND by Chade-Meng Tan, read by Telly Leung
LOST SOUND by Jeff Porter, read by Arthur Morey
OLD AGE by Michael Kinsley, read by Danny Campbell
THE ABUNDANCE by Annie Dillard, read by Susan Ericksen
THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee, read by Dennis Boutsikaris
THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES by Joseph Campbell, read by Arthur Morey, John Lee, Susan Denaker
THE HOUR OF LAND by Terry Tempest Williams, read by Terry Tempest Williams
THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH by Tom Wolfe, read by Robert Petkoff
THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman
THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY by Maureen Dowd, read by Elisabeth Rodgers
THEN COMES MARRIAGE by Roberta Kaplan, Lisa Dickey, read by Andrea Gallo
TRIBE by Sebastian Junger, read by Sebastian Junger
I don't get to listen to a whole lot of audiobooks (the CRjrs are in a very chatty stage), but I'm going to check out "How Women Decide." AudioFile's made that easy for me, too, by pointing me to this YouTube video by the narrator.
DO check some of these titles out, consider entering the sweepstakes, and DEFINITELY check out AudioFile Magazine. independent review sources forever!