Saturday, September 13, 2008

The 40 best audiobooks - as voted by UK listeners


British newspaper The Guardian sponsored a contest where readers chose their favorite audiobook from a list of 40 top titles. If you are looking for some new titles to add to your listening list, visit this website: http://www.40bestaudiobooks.co.uk/ .

You'll be able to listen to samples of all 40 titles, some that will be familiar and some that are only from UK suppliers - but thanks to the wonders of digital downloads, available worldwide through Audible.UK. Curious about the top titles? Here's a quote from the press release:

The top 5 audiobooks, as voted for by the public, in winning order:

1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Primary Phase, by Douglas Adams, read by a full cast (BBC)
2. Attention All Shipping, by Charlie Connolly, read by Andrew Jennings (Little, Brown)
3. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, read by Joan Walker and cast (SmartPass)
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, read by Ben Tibber (RandomHouse)
5. I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Anniversary Special, read by a full cast (BBC)


Image from http://www.40bestaudiobooks.co.uk/

1 comment:

Ross said...

Enjoyed your articles on audiobooks.
I think foreign language learning audiobooks should be included as a category in awards ceremonies as the quality of these productions is excellent.
There are now several English for Non Nationals audiobook titles available also and the benefit of these is that the language is spoken by a native speaker.
Thank