I Like Them Long and Complex!
The other day I was talking with a friend about the lengths of the audiobooks. She was saying that the length of the audiobook intimidates some people. For some, an over 12 hours audiobook is a too long audiobook. I realized I’m completely the opposite. Sometimes I skip audiobooks when I see they are short (less than 10 hours). I like my audiobooks long and I like them complex. What do I mean when I say I like them complex? I like when my audiobooks have many characters, especially if they have two narrators, those are my favorite audiobooks ever.
I also realized my favorite genre on audiobooks is Fantasy. I love to listen to fantasy audiobooks, loooove them! I think I enjoy listening to fantasy audiobooks more than reading the books. This might be because some of the first audiobooks I ever listen to, were The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and those audiobooks are loooong and have two narrators. The shortest audiobook in that series is 23 hours and 31 minutes long and the longest is 41 hours and 55 minutes.
I’m currently listening to The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie, this one is 22 hours and 44 minutes and it has so many characters that mentioning all of them here will take me a long time. It has only one narrator, but Michael Page does an excellent job bringing them all to life. I’m loving every single minute of it and have only couple of hours left to finish it.
I already have my next audiobook ready, that will be The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson and that one is 45 hours and 37 minutes of greatness and many characters, but the best part is that it has two narrators! Win! Win!
Does the length of the audiobooks intimidate you? Or are you like me, the longer the better?
Books are my passion, I’m an bookaholic. For me there is nothing better than a good book. I love my eReader, I think is one of the best inventions ever and I usually have it with me all the time. My favorite genres are Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and anything that can make me experience a different world… I’m married to a wonderful man, who loves me and makes me laugh everyday, with him life is never boring. We have two beautiful cats Kosita aka My Princess and Ellie aka Evil Kitty. I’m a cat lover so if you love cats for sure we will get along well.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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