February Audiobook of the Month – This Will Make You Cry

audiobook of the month

I’ve been listening to a lot of great audiobooks lately, but this month I wanted to feature a love story, since it’s Valentine’s Day and all (and I’m not doing any other V-Day posts). I’ve listened to a few good love stories on Audible, but this is one of my favorites. The love story is one I still can’t get out of my head, the writing is magical, and the narration is perfect. I may just listen to it all over again, because it really is that great.

The Song of Achilles cover artThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Read by Frazer Douglas

11 hours and 18 minutes

The Song of Achilles tells the story of Achilles through the perspective of his lover and friend, Patroclus. And it is so good. Madeline Miller has a way of making mythology feel like fantasy. This is one of those audiobooks that made me take the long way home just so I could listen to more of it. It is so engrossing and beautiful, and I just couldn’t turn it off.

If you haven’t read (or listened to) anything by Madeline Miller yet, you need to. I recently finished her newest book – Circe (out in April) – and fell in love with her writing all over again. It is unique and interesting and breathes life into these stories. Warning: you will want to read The Odyssey after this, so make sure you have a copy on hand (it’s public domain, so you can easily get an ebook for free).

If you’re looking for a good love story this week, I don’t think you can go wrong with The Song of Achilles.

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

12 thoughts on “February Audiobook of the Month – This Will Make You Cry

  1. I’ve recently started trying out audiobooks myself and I have to say, why didn’t I do this sooner?! 😅 There are always times during the day when holding a book in one form of another is absolutely impossible e.g doing dishes & cooking. I used to put something on netflix just for noise in the background but now audiobooks are an option too.

    Wonderful review 😊

    1. You’re welcome! (P.S. If you don’t already have audible, there’s a button on the right side of my page that’ll get you 1 free month and 2 free audiobooks.)

    1. I agree! Most of the time I listen to audiobooks in the car and then have a different book to read at home, but if I’m really into a book, I’ll do this, too.

  2. I loove this book, and I’m sure the audiobook is wonderful as well! I’m currently listening to Sorcerer’s Stone, and Stephen Fry is an excellent narrator <3 Can't wait to find more selections and recommendations from you in your next audiobook post! 🙂

    1. I love Stephen Fry! I recently listened to his narration of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and am slowly making my way through Sherlock Holmes. He is a great narrator!

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