Lend Me Your Ears

The volume is high for end-of-the-year “best of” lists and audiobook fans are not muted! Read on to find out which titles are earning accolades.

Edoardo Ballerini’s narration of Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter has won audible.com’s nod for best audiobook of 2012 and I couldn’t agree more. This was one of those listening experiences that grabs you on the first track and makes you want to send gushing fan letters to the reader.


This memoir is read by its author, Marcus Samuelsson, and while his speech pattern takes a little getting used to, the combination of his incredible life story and his honest, raw telling of it make this a totally engaging listen. Disclaimer: You’ll be hungry if you listen on an empty stomach.


And here is another memoir that I couldn’t turn off. After the author’s mother is unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, they spend her remaining time reading and discussing as many books as they can. As one would imagine, it’s a very moving story, and is way more than a chronicling of their likes and dislikes. Highly recommended.

Want more?  Try these award winners.


Click on any of the images in this post for more information.  And as always, happy listening.


One Response to Lend Me Your Ears

  1. I’ve read many of the titles you featured, but your scintillating commentary makes me want to go back and re-read them as audio books. Too bad I don’t have a road trip scheduled.