I never used to think of listening to audiobooks as ‘reading’ a book but when I listen to them, I invest time and emotion so I’ve decided to add an audio section to Book Review Corner. I tend to listen to mainly fiction audiobooks and Audible podcast series, so I’ve included both here. Rather than separate them out into different genres I’ve decided to let them all hang out here together, provided they don’t have loud parties or paint the walls black…
The Silent Companions
I couldn’t have a page of audiobook reviews without starting with my all-time favourite! I first discovered The Silent Companions in early 2019 and have listened to it three more times since then.
A Nearly Normal Family
What would you do if your child was accused of murder? What would you do to protect them? And would you really want to know the truth? The story unfolds via three narrators: Stella, accused of murder and feeling like her parents don’t understand her or what she’s capable of; her mother, a prosecutor who knows just how damning the evidence against Stella is; and her father, a man of the cloth who will do anything to keep up the veneer of the perfect family.
The Phone Box At The Edge Of The World
This book led me gently by the hand into the lives of the characters, reflecting on grief with humility, compassion and, at times, humour. The narration was beautifully haunting, so I’m glad I had the opportunity to listen to the book rather than read it.