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In a year when a “best of'” list seem like a contradiction in terms, there are many audiobooks I listened to that were just victims of a nasty (generally speaking) year. It was a year when writers still wrote and readers still read. It was a year when favored series continued and trilogies were completed. It was a year when both authors and narrators made the list more than once, when I had a month of all 5 Star listens, and when I found new authors and narrators to love.
I chose authors I like, authors I love, and authors I’ve never heard of. I chose books that were widely acclaimed, books that weren’t so widely acclaimed, and books I never heard of. I’m pleased with the books I chose for whatever reason. If I could have picked them all, I would have, but then it wouldn’t be a “best of” list. So the 15 books that made the list are the ones whose stories continue to live in my mind. Whether they are great literature or beach reads, isn’t that what we all look for in books? The ones that I still think about, whose twists and turns I remember, whose narrators’ voices I hear in my head are on the list. Without further reflection, on to The List!
?2020 Best Listens?
- Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison – Narrated by Fiona Hardingham
- Cut and Run by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker – Narrated by Meg Ryan, D’arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Ed Begley, Jr., Thomas Lennon, & Eugene Cordero
- When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal – Narrated by Sarah Naughton & Katherine Littrell
- Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer – Narrated by Robert Petkoff
- Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin – Narrated by Whitney Dykhouse, Eric G. Dove, & Karen Peakes
- A Wanted Man by Lee Child – Narrated by Dick Hill
- Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera – Narrated by Robin Miles, Brittany Pressley, & Adenrele Ojo
- Gilded Needles by Michael McDowell – Narrated by R. C. Bray
- Hideaway by Nora Roberts – Narrated by January Lavoy
- 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand – Narrated Erin Bennett
- Cemetery Road by Greg Iles – Narrated by Scott Brick
- Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison – Narrated by Sarah Naughton, Julia Whelan, Saskia Maarleveld, & Matthew Watterson
- Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan – Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
- Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand – Narrated by Erin Bennett
- Legacy of Lies by Robert Bailey – Narrated Eric G. Dove
- The Last Flight by Julie Clark – Narrated by Khristine Hvam & Lauren Fortgang