January Audiobook of the Month – Heartbreaking, Dystopian Sci-Fi

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In honor of the newest book in the series being released yesterday, I thought I would share one of my all-time favorite audiobooks with you today:

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

16 hours and 12 minutes

It’s no secret that Red Rising is one of my favorite books. I’ve read it about five times at this point, and I will probably keep revisiting it over and over. I just recently listened to the audiobook again, and was surprised by how much I loved it the second time around. I thought for sure it couldn’t live up to my memory of it, but I was wrong. It is just as brilliant as it was the first time I read it.

I have listened to the audiobook twice now, which is a rare occurrence for me (the only other audiobook I’ve listened to more than once is Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere). I love the story, but the narration truly brings it to life. I am currently reading Iron Gold, the fourth book in this series, and I find myself imagining Tim Gerard Reynolds’s voice in my head because it fits the story so perfectly. I’ve listened to a decent number of audiobooks, and this one (along with the rest of the series) easily stands out as one of my favorites. It is just so enjoyable to listen to, and keeps my attention longer than any other audiobook I’ve listened to. It is completely addicting, and I can’t help but be disappointed when it’s over.

If you haven’t read this book yet, pick up the audiobook. It’s amazing. (Really, though, just read it, because it’s one of my favorite books of all time and I need everyone to read it.) And if you already read and enjoyed it, I think the audiobook is entirely worth listening to, because it adds so much personality to the story. You won’t be able to get it out of your head.

If you’re interested in this audiobook, you can use this link to sign up for a free trial of Audible, and choose Red Rising 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.

2 thoughts on “January Audiobook of the Month – Heartbreaking, Dystopian Sci-Fi

  1. I want to listen to the audiobook of Red Rising so much but the audiobook I got from Audible skips a lot. It could be just my iPod, but even when I played it straight up on iTunes it did the same thing …skips. So I don’t know…I’m having so many problems with audiobooks this year. It hasn’t been a good start. Even though I returned it and got my credit back, I still have it downloaded on iTunes.

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