Audible TBR

I confess that I am extremely guilty of only listening to the books I already love on Audible, so I have a few titles that have just been sitting, waiting to be listened to. Here is my Audible TBR.

1. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where The Crawdads Sing Cover

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

(Description from Amazon)

Last year this was a novel everyone was talking about so I decided to spend an Audible credit and check it out. I’m hoping it’s as good as everyone says.

2. The Institute by Stephen King

The Institute Cover

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” 

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

(Description from Amazon)

I honestly don’t remember getting this audiobook, but it sounds awesome. I love Stephen King so I expect it will be a great listen.

3. The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand Cover

A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

(Description from Amazon)

I downloaded this because I needed a long audiobook for all the driving I was doing at the time, but I never listened to it. I’ve heard that this novel is relatable more now then ever, so I really want to give it a listen.

4. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin

Fire And Blood Cover

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

(Description from Amazon)

I own the physical copy of this and the audiobook. I guess I bought both because I have both versions of the Ice & Fire series, I don’t know. But, I love listening to Ice & Fire so I’m sure Fire & Blood will be great.

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

11 thoughts on “Audible TBR”

  1. Who doesn’t love a good Stephen King read? He’s always delivered nothing but the best. As far as the first book goes – I always seem to get more excited to read titles that are set in my home state, for some reason.

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  2. Looks like you have some pretty intense books waiting for you to listen to. I can’t read Stephen King – let alone *listen* to the audiobooks. I think I’d freak myself out so bad I’d never sleep again – haha! But I hope you enjoy all these!

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