Finding the best audiobooks

Audiobooks are a great way to experience books when you don't have time to sit down and read. We're seeing people listen to them while in the car, gardening, cooking or going for a walk. But how do you find a book with great narration as well as a good story? A bad narrator can turn us off even the best book, while a good narrator can add a new depth to one.

This handy article from Bookriot has some excellent ideas to find audiobook reviews that will help you select a great narrated title.

Audiofile is their go-to website recommendation for good reason. It's one of the few comprehensive sites dedicated to audiobooks. You can even sign up to the Audiofile newsletter to be kept in the loop when new titles are reviewed.

Unsurprisingly the Bookriot site itself is another of their suggestions, but we'll excuse them this cheeky inclusion because they do have such great resources in their audiobooks section; from lists focusing on the work of particular narrators to ones featuring themed recommendations, there are lots of great ways to find new things to listen to.

There are a couple of other handy hints in there, like tricks within the Goodreads search functions that will show up audiobooks to delving into the finer details of the Audible star rating review systems to find good books to listen to. Check them out if you're currently using our BorrowBox, or Libby options at YPRL to find your next audiobook.

It would be remiss of me not to remind you that digital memberships to YPRL are free and instant. As soon as you've filled in the short online form you'll be able to access all of our eresources. Download the BorrowBox and/or Libby apps from your app store on devices for easy audiobook listening.

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