Audiobooks I Listened to in July 2023.
I like to list the audiobooks I listen to each month so that I can keep track of them. Hopefully, I’ll share some good ones with those readers who are interested.
I didn’t listen to as many books this month as it’s been extremely busy—however, I did listen to a few of my favorite books this year!
These are the audiobooks that I listened to this June of 2023. The titles in bold are the ones I recommend.
1.The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Tigiani
I loved this book! I had it referred to me by a friend. It’s about a few Italian children who live in the Alps and their journeys through life. Some come to the United States and some stay in Italy. The main characters come to the United States. I thought the author did such a great job with this narrative!
I never knew about this classic and I wish I had. This is one I’ll re-read for sure. It’s a mystery set in the 1800s in England and is just so, so good. The narrative gets told by the characters of the book, sort of like a passing of the baton on in a relay one picks up where the other leaves off. The story moves forward at a decent pace. Despite the book being quite long this audio version was so well acted/read. I highly recommend this book I was entertained from start to finish.
3. Churchill The Prophetic Statesmen by James C. Humes
James C. Humes is an incredible writer—no wonder he wrote speeches for American Presidents. I LOVED this angle into the life and calling of Winston Churchill. I truly believe that very special men and women are put into positions of influence and power when God needs them to advance the world in a certain direction; Churchill is one of those people. This book shares many lesser-known stories about Churchill’s ability to predict future events, even at 16 years of age.
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
This was an entertaining listen. I liked the story but it was kind of sad as well. The many things that the characters had to live through and the alcoholism was just a little bleak. It’s got a great ending and it was well written… It’s a definite must-read once!
5. The Song of the Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
This is a tough listen on fast mode. I listen to most of my books at 2.25x speed and this one was just tough to follow so I had to slow it down. It was still a little hard to figure out what time frame and character we were at as I felt the author didn’t transition from the past to the present well enough.
That said, it was a great storyline and I liked the main characters. It mainly highlighted the perspective and experience of WWII from a resident of China— which was very interesting.
6. Sabriel by Garth Nix
7. Lirael by Garth Nix
These fantasy novels are set in two neighboring fictional countries. Some people have magic powers and some of the powers are power over some types of death. They have some dark grotesque scenes but are overall clean—I’d compare it a little to Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series on the grotesqueness level.
They were pretty good, if you like fantasy, give them a try.
I read/listen to the free version that you can slow or speed up here.
I like to share the audiobooks I listen to each month to keep track of them.
If you are looking for more recommendations feel free to read these lists as well.
In 2022, I listened to over 250 audiobooks. If interested you can click the link to see which ones I read last year.
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