Listening to audio versions of crime fiction and thrillers is a way of life for me I listen to books to and from work every day and in fact almost whenever I drive the car. Add to that the fact that I've also realised the usefulness of an audio book on my I-Pod for long flights.
I seem to be more tolerant of thrillers in audio, and it stretches the range of books I am comfortable in reading.
Sometimes, I think, a good narrator will get me to the end of a book, and enjoying it too, where I may have become frustrated when just turning pages. Comedy in crime comes in that category.
I count all audio books in my list of book read, and I review them too.
There are four levels:
-- Obsessed – Listen to 20 Audio Books.
- DEVIL'S PEAK, Deon Myer
- A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Charles Dickens
- THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, Edgar Allan Poe
- THE SPY'S WIFE, Reginald Hill
- THE SUFFOCATING SEA, Pauline Rowson
- THE CONCRETE BLONDE, Michael Connelly
- DANCING FOR THE HANGMAN, Martin Edwards
- HIDE & SEEK, Ian Rankin
- MARCH VIOLETS, Philip Kerr
- THE THIRD GIRL, Agatha Christie
- THE FIFTH WOMAN, Henning Mankell
- THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY, Lis Howell
- DEATH OF A GLUTTON, M. C. Beaton
- DOUBLE VISION, Pat Barker
- THE MESSENGER, Daniel Silva
- THE PILGRIM OF HATE, Ellis Peters
- ROYAL FLUSH, Lynda la Plante
- TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION, P.D. James
- SINGLE & SINGLE, John Le Carre
- WHILE THE LIGHT LASTS, Agatha Christie