I was never really a fan of audio books. Since I learned to read fast enough to satisfy my desire to find out what happens next, I've preferred reading to be a solitary activity.
But since having the baby I've discovered audio books.
Some books are perfectly suited to this medium. I loved Along for the Ride and am currently deep in Annabelle's world in Just Listen (it's the only thing that gets me on the treadmill). Sarah Dessen's books just seem to be made for audio. It feel like a friend is telling you their story.
I also loved The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Good Book by David Plotz on audio. Both authors read them and do an amazing job.
Specials by Scott Westerfeld left me cold though. I read Uglies and Pretties and fell in love with the characters and the world. I just couldn't listen to Specials, I had to go and buy the hard copy. I'm not sure whether it was because I was too desperate to find out what happened next or whether I just didn't like the reader. Her voice did vex me, maybe someone else would have kept me gripped.
Question: What are the best books you've listened too? Go on help me increase my To be listened to pile.