Audiobook News: Audible Essentials TEEN EDITION

Hello audiobook fans. Recently Audible made a special post showcasing 25 audiobooks that represent some of the best loved novels in the Young Adult genre. The titles include some well known classics to the recent uprising of the dystopian genre. As I looked over this aptly titled AUDIBLE ESSENTIALS: Teen Edition list I was pleased to note that I have listened to some of the selected novels while realizing that I have missed out on a few and I was also surprised that some did not make the cut. Please check out this list and see what you think? Then we can discuss.

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Did you get to check out this interesting list? What did you think of it?  I know that I now want to listen to THE BOOK THIEF and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN and hope to keep expanding my listening library. Did any audiobooks catch your interest and make you want to listen to them straight away?

I was surprised that none of the Cassandra Clare novels made the list because her books are wonderful and the audiobook versions are entertaining and great to listen to. I also think that I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga is amaze balls crazy creepy good. While Libba Bray's BEAUTY QUEENS is the stuff that audiobook magic is made of. What audiobook do you believe would have made the list? I would like to know.

1 comment on "Audiobook News: Audible Essentials TEEN EDITION"

david kulligan wrote: August 30, 2012 at 3:29 AM

i was searching for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. now i get it. purchase it soon.
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JULY

DEBORAH HARKNESS-THE BOOK OF LIFE
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, July 30 @ 12:30pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS

Copperfield's Petaluma
Wednesday, July 30 @ 7pm

AUGUST

RACHEL DEWOSKIN
Book Passage in San Francisco
Monday, August 4 @6pm

GAYLE FORMAN, NINA LACOUR & JANDY NELSON
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Wednesday, August 6 @ 7pm

ANN AGUIRRE, VERONICA ROSSI and CORRINE JACKSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, August 8 @ 7pm

MEETYA@DIESEL with MICHAEL GRANT
DIESEL Bookstore in Larkspur
Thursday, August 14 @ 7pm

SEPTEMBER

STEPHANIE PERKINS
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Sunday, September 7 @ 4pm

STEPHANIE PERKINS
Books Inc. Opera Plaza in SF
Monday, September 8 @ 7pm

SARAH J. MAAS and VERONICA ROSSI
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, September 12 @ 7pm

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLY PARSONS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

GRETCHEN MCNEIL and ANNA CAREY
Books Inc. San Francisco
Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON and NINA LACOUR
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Tuesday, September 23 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LAUREN OLIVER
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, October 1 @ 7pm

LAUREN OLIVER
Book Passage in San Francisco
Thursday, October 2 @7pm

LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm

RICK RIORDAN (ticketed event)
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm

MARIE LU
Face in a Book in El Dorado
Thursday, October 16 @ 7pm

GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 23 @ 7pm

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