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Building out your audiobook collection? Start with these favorites chosen from our list of Audible Essentials.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Just Kids by Patti Smith

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

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  • 05-03-18

Katherine Kellgren

I agree with so many of the selections on this list. I'm especially fond of The Nightingale, Code Name Verity, and Rhys Bowen's marvelous cozy mystery Her Royal Spyness series. The editors also discuss the death of Katherine Kellgren who is my all time favorite narrator with a voice and accent range that is simply incredible. I've listened to many books simply because she was the narrator. She led me to the wonderful kids' series by Maryrose Wood titled The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. By the way Audible, I'm looking forward to the final book in the series, The Long-Lost Home, which will be released in June.

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Loved it, wish it was a little longer.

Would you listen to Ep. 2: Audible Essentials: The All-Time Bests (Audicted) again? Why?

I love these podcasts. They're great for commutes and getting commentary on audios. But I'm not sure that I would need to hear them again. The collection of audios that are discussed on the show are at www.Audible.com/Audicted in case I want to go back and remind myself what was on each podcast.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ep. 2: Audible Essentials: The All-Time Bests (Audicted)?

Listening to the discussion about Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends stood out to me, as well as Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life. I was on the fence about listening to A Little Life before - now I'll probably listen to it.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Listening to these Editors discuss their personal experiences and opinions makes me feel like I'm closer to their own experiences and like I'm almost part of their conversation. It's more intimate.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

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If you could sum up Ep. 2: Audible Essentials: The All-Time Bests (Audicted) in three words, what would they be?

Too Brief and Biased

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Are all the editors at Audible women? I expected a more diverse review of Audible's Essentials list. This presentation seemed very biased.

Any additional comments?

www.audible.com/audicted which was referenced in this episode and episode 3 doesn't existed (or at least wouldn't open when I tried it)