Giving Books: Audiobooks Are Books, Too

Bill at Thinklings spotlighted this new production from Focus on the Family Radio Theater:

You can purchase The Screwtape Letters (audiobook dramatized performance)here or here. I’ve definitely got this one on my list for someone who shall remain nameless. (If you’re on my giving list, and you want it, you’d better get your request in soon. Otherwise, I may give it to myself!)

We’ve been listening to lots of audiobooks around here since Z-baby (age eight) can’t read at anywhere near the level she can understand. A few of her favorites, played, repeated and almost memorized, have been:
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia, Focus on the Family Radio Theater production.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Cherry Jones. Read Aloud Thursday interview with Z-Baby.
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace, narrated by Sutton Foster. Read Aloud Thursday Interview with Z-Baby.
From the MIxed-up FIles of Mrs. Basil M. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Narrated by Jan Miner. Read Aloud Thursday Interview with Z-Baby and Betsy-Bee.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Focus on the Family Radio Theater.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Focus on the Family Radio Theater.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Focus on the Family Radio Theater.

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7 thoughts on “Giving Books: Audiobooks Are Books, Too

  1. Z-baby has good taste!

  2. I have a hard time with audio books; must be a visual learner! Or else there’s something about holding the paper in my hand, the aesthetic of the reading experience, that makes me avoid audiobooks. The exception is in the car, where on trips I’m likely to pop in an audiobook so my husband and I can listen together. But it seems many people are embracing them now, and if that leads to more books being read, I’m all for it!

  3. I thought that looked like Andy Serkis. He’s Gollum! And such a good actor. He played the villain in ‘Little Dorrit’ and I couldn’t stand to watch the scenes he was in. So creepy. The more I see of him the more respect I have for his ability. The reader can truly make or break an audiobook. The Screwtape Letters ought to be fantastic.

  4. AZ

    Thanks for the heads up on Screwtape… That behind the scenes video is fantastic!

  5. I own John Cleese reading Screwtape and can’t imagine anyone doing it better…but I’d love to hear this version! I love audio books!


  6. What age did she start listening to books on tape?

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