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2017.7 - Heartless, by Marissa Meyer

I was so excited for the new book by Marissa Meyer, Heartless. You may know her from The Lunar Chronicles series--book 1 is Cinder. I just loved The Lunar Chronicles, all based around fairy tales. I listened to all of the Lunar Chronicles books on audiobook in 2015, except for Stars Above, which was released in 2016.

When I saw that Marissa Meyer was coming out with a new book, I made sure to get on the holds list from the library as soon as I could! Success! I was one of the first in line for the Heartless audiobook! This is a new book (hopefully a series?) based on Alice in Wonderland. Without giving anything away, let's just say I was shocked by a few of the plot twists.

Let's talk audiobooks in general
Just like I become a fan of specific authors and their books, I'm also a huge fan of certain audiobook narrators. For example, Jim Dale narrates all of the Harry Potter books. Even if you're not a Harry Potter fan, you need to listen to at least one of the audiobooks--Jim Dale has a different distinct voice for each character in all 7 books. Talk about making a book come to life!

Rebecca Soler narrates the Lunar Chronicles series, and returned for Heartless. As soon as I heard her voice, I felt a surge of happiness and excitement. It's amazing how a voice can bring back so many happy book memories. She does a great job portraying the characters and adding anticipation and excitement as she narrates.

When I'm recommending audiobooks to friends, I consider both the book itself, and who narrates it.

What are your favorite audiobooks and audiobook narrators? 

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