This is a new feature I developed where each month we will look at our favorite – the best – series in a genre or topic.
The topic here, by my definition, is series with great audiobook narration. These are the ones which came to mind. I enjoyed some more than others. The team had to help me find some of these.
Since I haven’t read everything, it’s a subset of the possibilities. I’m sure I am forgetting some great authors. There are also plenty of authors I have yet to read. Please share your favorites with me in the comments, also.
My favorite Audiobook series are (in no particular order):
Sebastian St. Cyr Murderbot Diaries
by CS Harris by Martha Wells narrated by Davina Porter narrated by Kevin Free
Riyria Chronicles & Revelations Rebel & Redcoats Saga
by Michael J. Sullivan by TJ London narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds narrated by Steve West, Tara Longella, Marnye Young, Patrick Zeller
An Ember in the Ashes Harry Potter
by Sabaa Tahir by JK Rowling narrated by Steve West, Fiona Hardingham narrated by Jim Dale
What are your favorite series?
Vote for your top 3 favorites! You can vote for my favorites or add favorites of your own. Remember this is how the winning option is chosen for the giveaway.
Then enter the giveaway below. The winner will get the first book in the winning series! Open to anyone who can receive an Audible US audiobook.
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I’ve never listened to Harry Potter on audio, but I’ll bet it’s fantastic!
Jim Dale is amazing. There are too many great options for this feature but I choose 6 each year with slightly different ideas in mind. Harry Dresden series is also an always audio auto-buy also. Fantasy is my favorite genre on audio, maybe because I don’t have to figure out how to pronounce things. lol
I’ve read all, but one of the series and loved them, but I’ve only listened to the Murderbot series from your list. I really want to listen to Davina Porter read Sebastian St. Cyr. Great picks, Anne!
It was so hard to narrow down to 6. There are many others I would include. But that also might foster a good discussion and recommendation here in the comments.
I enjoy the Harry Potter series in Audio. That is how I was introduced to the series. Never read the books only listen. We used to have long car rides to work and when we drove to visit family we would put the books on.
Now, my favorites to listen too are: Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken, anything by Ilona Andrews is amazing in audio. ^_^
Yes all of those are amazing as well as Harry Dresden. UF or fantasy is a great genre for listening.
My two favorite audio series are Anne Bishop’s The Others and Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. Only listened to two so far, but Louise Penny’s Three Pines series makes the top 9 list now.
Excellent choices! There are so many I love. And do you choose by narrator / the book content or only if both are excellent? I think it’s the last one, although I choose to listen sometimes when I see a favorite narrator is doing the narration.
Both, if the story is boring or unappealing to me, the voice performance (and for my favs, it is a performance not a narration) alone wouldn’t get me to listen. I love Susan Erickson too. She does the In Death series by Robb and I haven’t listened to a couple of the later ones because I thought the stories really were awful. I also haven’t listened to her work on Patricia Cornwell’s Kate something or other series which I gave up after book 6 or 7 because the characters were so incredibly unlikeable.
Yes both. I do have series I can’t listen to on audio because the narrator is another character in my head. Susan Erickson to me is VI Warshawski and sounds too old to be Eve Dallas . Also Lorelei King is Charley Davidson to me so I can’t listen to her on the Mercy Thompson series (I hear her as too snarky for Mercy). This is obviously silly as they are both amazing narrators but it is in my head that way. So I read Eve Dallas and Mercy Thompson instead of listening on audio.
I definitely liked the Other series and the narration too.
Love the Harry Potter audios – wonderful family listen on road trips.
Harry Potter was the first series I bought on audio; Harry Dresden was the next one.
One of these days I plan to listen to the Harry Potter series.
It is amazing!!!!!!!! It was the first series I bought on audio, when I started listening to audiobooks. I was still waiting for the one credit a month to drop so I also got some at the library before I bought them but I had to wait there too.
I’ve only listened to one book from the Murderbot series, and I liked it. I haven’t listened to any of the others. Some of my favorite audiobook series are Virgin River with Therese Plummer narrating. Mercy Thompson & Alpha & Omega, of course! Kate Daniels, The Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong, also narrated by Therese Plummer.
There are so many I would love to include here. Therese Plummer is also a favorite of mine.
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series – great series and so well narrated.
That’s also Davina Porter I believe. I have the first one but haven’t listened yet.
Davina Porter is fantastic for sure. I loved the narration of The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater. Tim Gerard Reynolds from the Riyria Chronicles is also one of my all time favorites.
There’s just so many I love. I could only pick a few.
Yay! So excited to see the Rebels & Redcoats series. I of course love the Murderbot series and HP. Fantastic choices. I would add any and all of Dianne Duvall and Ilona Andrews. Ooo and the Iron Druid Chronicles.
There are so many I love. I just have to choose some each year for JIAM to spotlight here.
I’ve only read the first book in the Murderbot series but really loved it and I can only imagine how good Harry Potter is on audio.
The narrator for both are totally amazing. Harry Potter was the first series I bought on audio back in the days when I waited for my one credit a month. I listened at the library initially until I bought them.