My Favorite SF Audiobook Listens of the Year

Holiday travelers, fear not! Whether you be road trippin’, air trippin’, or train track hoboin’, here are some excellent audiobook recs to help keep your eyes on the road or your hands off that child in the seat behind you who won’t stop singing tunes from the latest animated hit. Plus, your ears are occupied so, sorry, dude who wants to talk the whole flight. You’d really love to talk, but wha—? huh?…*shakes head and gestures to noise-canceling headphones.*


That was my opening for last year’s audiobook listicle. I just like it. I also like to show off how rude I am on airplanes. At the time, I was relatively new to audiobooks, I kind of hated them, but I thought they would help improve my listening skills, and most importantly, they would make my cooking and jogging and driving time more efficient. I still kind of hate them, but while I’m better practiced at listening to my books now, it’s still not the best method, with the exception of these wonderful, entertaining narrations that sometimes supersede the actual books.

In order of Best to IDunnoThey’reAllPrettyDamnGood, here are my Top Ten SF Listens of 2015 (including zero actual books from 2015):

*Also, I never do arbitrary Top Number lists. This just happened to work out as a Top Ten. Serendipitous enjoyment count!

 

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2014 SF Audiobook Rundown (Mostly Books NOT From 2014)

Holiday travelers, fear not! Whether you be road trippin’, air trippin’, or train track hoboin’, here are some excellent audiobook recs to help keep your eyes on the road, and your hands off that child in the seat behind you who won’t stop singing tunes from the latest animated hit. Plus, your ears are occupied so, sorry, dude who wants to talk the whole flight. You’d really love to talk, but wha—? huh?…*shakes head and gestures to noise-canceling headphones.*

The Bests, the Mehs, and the Oh, god, don’t stick that in your ears! The following are novels I read/heard in 2014, all of which are award-winning or award-nominated classic tales, or they are likely headed to some award shortlist next year.

THE BESTS

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