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I love listening to YA books in audio format. In fact, I don’t think I would have finished some of the books if not for audiobooks! Audiobookers will always say that a narrator can make or break a book! And this definitely is true!
This is part 2 of my audiobooks post for Audiobook month! I shared my favorite romance narrators last week so this time, we’re hitting YA!
Here are my favorite YA audiobooks
Graceling by Kristin Cashore read by Full Cast Audio
Graceling was extra special to me because this was one of the first audiobooks that got me hooked to audiobooks in the first place! This was also narrated by Full Cast Audio and it felt like I was listening to an old radio program – with sounds and music and everything! We also had different voices for each of the characters and it was amazing! It took me a couple of chapters to get into this style of narration but it was worth sticking to it!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff read by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, Johnathan McClain
Even with its unique format, Illuminae was also amazing on audiobook! I love the robotic voices that added to the whole sci-fi awesomeness that is this book! Also, since this book is in the format of hacked files, the different voices helped make the book even more amazing! I was actually reading the book while listening to the audio! It was such an experience!
The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy by Megan Shepherd read by Lucy Rayner
The Madman’s Daughter, Her Dark Curiosity, and A Cold Legacy are all read by Lucy Rayner and it was so good. Her voice added to the mysterious and dark themes of this trilogy and it had me captivated from book 1!
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor read by Khristine Hvam
Khristine Hvam is an awesome narrator! One of the books she narrated was Daughter of Smoke and Bone and her voice was so exotic that it really added another level to the fantasy and foreign aspect of this book! I actually need to finish reading this series, though!
Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo read by Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Tristan Morris
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom are written in 6 POVs! The different narrators that were used for each of the characters were so perfect that I got into the story really quick! This awesome series is also unique in that all of the main characters are antiheroes!
Firebird series by Claudia Gray read by Tavia Gilbert
It is no secret that I love Tavia Gilbert! She does amazing voices and is able to narrate a whole book by herself! The Firebird series by Claudia Gray is read by her and oh man, what an awesome listen it was!
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling read by Jim Dale
I’ve listened to the first 3 Harry Potter books already and I love Jim Dale’s voice! His voice actually adds to the experience in listening to an HP book! Technically this series isn’t YA, but I thought I would add it here since I don’t really listen to a lot of MG books.
What are your favorite YA audiobooks?
Have you listened to any of the audiobooks on my list?
Yeeeees! I keep hearing about how great the audiobook for Illuminae is! Also, I’ve listened to the audiobook for Six of Crows and can wholeheartedly agree that it was fantastic! Ah! Great post!
Oh definitely! I had the book and listened to the audio at the same time so it was an amazing experience!
I struggle when listening to SFF books. I think they have too many details for me to follow without the visual. but I have heard amazing things about the Illuminae Files audiobooks. My daughter checked Gemina out of the library just to listen to the Lollypop song.
I actually read and listened to Illuminae at the same time! This is probably why I haven’t read the 2nd and 3rd book yet because I can’t find the time to read and listen! LOL
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
I was right in the middle of the first book in the Firebird Series when our library switched audiobook services and I lost access to it. I was so mad! But this post inspired me to check Hoopla again and the series is on there now, so I got it!
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