These are the Audiobooks I Listened to in March 2023.
I’ve been so busy with Easter posts and hosting family at our home that I’ve delayed posting about the audiobooks I listened to in March. I’ve finally found some time, so you can find them in the list below… if they are in bold I recommend them and luckily every book I listened to this month is in bold because they were all really good.
In 2022, I listened to over 250 audiobooks. If interested you can click the link to see which ones I read last year.
In the future, I’m going to post the books I listen to each month… here are the posts for this year so far.
Posting the audiobooks I listen to helps me keep track of the books I’ve read and which ones I’ve liked and I hope helps others find good audiobooks to listen to as well.
Audiobooks I Listened to in March 2023
1. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A sweet and at times heartbreaking story about a little imaginative girl who makes the best of any situation and who places kindness and acting as a true Princess above all else.
2. The Hired Girl by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A journal that is written by a hired girl who worked for a Jewish family. The humor and wit had me laughing out loud throughout most of the story. I loved the way it ended as well.
3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
A story about a spirited girl in Puritan Connecticut. It is entertaining and well-written historical fiction.
4. Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy Springer
The latest Enola Holmes book in the Enola Holmes series.
I love this series, so this was a fun listen this month.
This particular novel contains more interaction between Sherlock and Enola as they work together a lot which I enjoyed very much.
There is even more character development in this novel—which I enjoy, so it was a fun addition to the series.
5. Life Is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
George Dawson’s life history of growing up as a black man in the prejudiced South during the time of the Jim Crow laws. He shares his life history in a positive and optimistic way.
One cannot read/listen to this and not think highly of his attitude and work ethic. He is inspiring and the book was very eye-opening for me. I learned how Mexico, Canada, and the Northern States differed in their treatment of blacks vs the South.
Note-although Amazon says the audiobook is, “abridged” when we met with my book club and discussed it in detail, I didn’t notice missing any stories or quotations from those who read the Kindle or hardcopies.
6. Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas
I re-read this in anticipation of the release of, A Tempest at Sea.
It is a good book. Although not my favorite in the series, it is pretty well-written and provides some good entertainment, plot twists, and laughs.
7. A Tempest at Sea by Sherry Thomas
This is a continuation of The Lady Sherlock Series written by Sherry Thomas. This book was well written and I liked it a lot. There were a lot of plot twists and it tied them up nicely.
Just a tip… don’t read it at the same time you watch, “Death on the Nile”. I had just watched Agatha Christie’s book-to-film conversion, “Death on the Nile” the day or two before I listened to this novel so it was hard to not mix the two in my mind.
Both are great stories in their own right but I did find a lot of similarities and so I couldn’t help but muddle them in my mind.
8. Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides. It is engaging, interesting, and original. It was very entertaining.
This audiobook contains multiple books of the Dune story.
By the way, I think the movie did a terrific job of converting the first part of this audiobook into a film. The movie stuck very close to the storyline and was excellent with the special effects. It brought the shields, sandworms, and more to life.
9. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
Set 12 years after Dune, Dune Messiah is about the world Paul-Muad’dib set in motion in the first book. You see the ramifications of his decisions and it moves on from hero worship to the reality of the corruption of power.
It is a book that requires quite a bit of reflection and has a lot of deep commentaries and since I listen to these books on 2x fast mode while I cook and clean, some of the books’ commentary was “lost on me”. It was worth the listen though.
I’m re-reading the New Testament and so I started with the book of Matthew, it is a great way for a Christian to remember the life of Jesus Christ. At the link above you can listen to the Bible for free. You can also fast-forward to 3x fast mode which is a dream for those of us conditioned to 2x fast mode and who want a faster read.