Saturday, June 28, 2014

#JIAB Audie's 2014 - The Classics

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                       THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES  The Heirloom Collection
                           By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle          Narrated by Simon Vance
                                 58 Hrs and 5 mins                   Brilliance Publishing  

 I had a great time listening to the audiobooks for this years Classics finalists. A great variety of stories. Sometimes when listening to an audiobook I have a different respect for the book, especially when a fantastic narrator give voice to the characters. Narrator Simon Vance wins the award this year with his winning narration of The Complete Sherlock Holmes, a whopping 58 hours! It is a production that all Sherlock readers would find a great addition to their collections. 

My personal favorite, the recording of Love in the Time of Cholera. I had attempted to read this book earlier this year and kept putting it down before getting too far. But not with the audio! I think there is a great selection here that any listener will be able to find a pleasant and enjoyable experience. I especially love to listen in the car.

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
           Narrated by Lisa  Reneé Pitts
                  Tantor Media  
               15 Hrs and 30 Mins 

                      Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
                                                                    Narrated by Dan Stevens
                                                                              Audible Inc
                                                                          8 Hrs and 35 Mins

   - My personal favorite of the year-
  Love in the Time of Cholera By Gabriel García Márquez
            Narrated by  Armando Durán
                   Blackstone Audio Inc
                    15 Hrs and 46 mins

                                           The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
                                                     Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal
                                                             Audible Inc
                                                         4 Hrs and 49 Mins

June is Audiobook Month #JIAM and I'm host the giveaway for the Classics Winner for APA's @Audiobook Community #audiomonth campaign. I have one copy of The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle courtesy of Brilliance Audio--winner of #Audies2014 Comment on blog and be entered to win. Tomorrow visit @LitHousewife she will be giving away the wining title in the Short Stories/Collections

 Check out the full list of winners HERE
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Giveaway is Closed! Thank you to all those who entered and stopping by the blog


  1. I just discovered that the length of the recording is 58 hrs and 5 mins .... that's a lot of Sherlock Holmes. It's a good thing that Simon Vance is such an amazing narrator. I love listening to 'classic' titles on audio....Kindle makes this so easy and inexpensive with their Whispersync program....pairing a Kindle book with the downloadable audio. For some of the classics you can get the Kindle book for free and then get that audio for $.99. That's a hard deal to beat.

  2. Natalie at,6/28/2014

    Just found your blog - directed here through a Goodreads post- I WILL be back

  3. What a terrific collection! No wonder it won. You can't go wrong with Sherlock Holmes, and of course Simon Vance is a virtuoso. I sure would love to win this. :-)

  4. yikes 58 hours! I think that beats out the longest book i've ever listened to by at least 10...although, I do love me some Simon Vance - I may have to pick it up


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