Audiobook of the Month | August

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It is time, once again, to share my audiobook of the month! I hope you’ve all been enjoying this series. I know there are probably a lot of you who don’t listen to audiobooks, but I really love sharing the ones I like, because it can be difficult to find good audiobooks. This last month, I finally finished Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, which is a crazy 36 hours. And even though I enjoyed it a lot – I gave it five stars – I had a lot more fun with the one other audiobook I managed to fit into July:

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

51REVwCcXfL._SL300_.jpgRead by: Christian Coulson (aka Young Voldemort)

10 hours and 47 minutes

I’m fairly picky about narrators. I always listen to the samples, and if I don’t like a narrator, I’ll pick up a hard copy of that book instead. This book, I decided to listen to because of the narrator. I honestly wasn’t planning on reading it anytime soon, but had heard fairly good things about it. But there was a day I knew I’d be in the car for an extended period of time, and I didn’t think I could handle four straight hours of Alexander Hamilton. So I went in search of something fun. I think I saw this recommended on Twitter, so I thought I’d give it a shot. It ended up keeping me awake until 2 am (the day before the aforementioned road trip), and I couldn’t stop listening to it!

It’s rare that I listen to an audiobook outside of my car. I really like getting reading in during my commute, but when I’m home or at work and don’t have to pay attention to the road, I still go for physical books (or I watch TV instead). Not this one. It was so well done, that I spent hours listening to it while I got ready or painted my nails or worked on my bullet journal. I finished it so quickly, and I’m still thinking about it. It was just an overall brilliant book, and I think the narration made it even better. I highly, highly recommend this one! If you’re into young adult historical literature, it’s a must-read (or must-listen).

If you’re interested in this audiobook, you can use this link to sign up for a free trial of Audible, and choose The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue as one of your free books! (You get to keep them even if you cancel, so you don’t really have anything to lose.)

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have a favorite audiobook, share it in the comments – I’m always looking for good audiobook recommendations.

P. S. Check out my post on When to Listen to Audiobooks if you’re not an audiobook person. They’re great for many things, even if, like me, you’re not the kind of person who can listen and work at the same time.

20 thoughts on “Audiobook of the Month | August

  1. Ahh I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m hoping to read this soon.
    I’m the same with audiobooks, I only listen to them while traveling. And because I don’t wanna pay for them I always listen to classics 😅 So far I’ve listened to Madame Bovary, which I really wanted to finish after starting it for my course but was too lazy to pick up the physical copy, and I’m now listening to Pride and Prejudice 😛 It’s really fun so far, and it doesn’t matter if I can’t focus on the story the whole way through because I know it by heart from different adaptations 😀

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    1. I occasionally like listening to stories I know well, too. I like the Rosamund Pike reading of P&P when I can’t sleep. Because I’ve read it several times and won’t miss much if I do fall asleep while listening.

      Hope you enjoy Gentleman’s Guide! You should check out Overdrive – my local library has new audiobooks on there. Maybe yours does too, so you don’t have to only listen to classics 😜


      1. I actually have no idea who my audiobook is read by 😂 I just found it on Spotify and the voice was nice so I went with it haha.

        Hmmm okay! I’ll look into it, thank you! x

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  2. Omg this book was excellent as an audiobook – great choice! 😀

    The only reason I picked it up on Audible in the first place was because it wasn’t quite released in the UK when I wanted to read it, so it was my only option, but I’ve since picked up a hardback copy. This book was absolutely a 5-star read for me, but I can’t help but think that I enjoyed it tenfold more than I would have if I’d read it in a physical copy. Christian Coulson was the perfect narrator for Monty and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that it’s now one of my favourite audiobooks and definitely one I would recommend to others who aren’t so sure about listening to books.

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    1. Thanks!

      I agree – I enjoyed this so much more as an audiobook than I would have as a physical book. Though I did also purchase a hardback, because my library would have been incomplete without it.

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