Hit or Miss: Kindle Unlimited Audio Books

I’m not sure about you guys but I have to have some audio books on hand because I just have too much going on most of the time to sit down and read. Granted I read really fast so when I do sit down I can turn out some books, however when I’m out soccer mommin’ it up and running a million errands between grocery stores, library, school pickups, bills, and yard work I love to have an audio book or 2 on hand to keep myself going. I use the kindle app on Iphone and I pay for KU so if I’m in a bind and need a quick audio I head to KU. I will say that it is a PAIN to sift through a million audios on an Iphone, also there have been multiple times I’ve been searching through the “audio” books and ended up downloading something without audio.. so irritating. It seems that if any of a series has audio availability then they chuck in the rest of the series even if it doesn’t. All that being said, I have a short attention span and so audio’s don’t always do it for me but I books a shot and if I can’t get into them I’ll switch over to reading it myself. Here are some KU audios I have enjoyed, and some that were meh.. as well as some I had to read myself because the audio killed me. Please comment and leave any audio’s you have enjoyed off KU and I’ll go take a look.. sifting through all of them is so time consuming lol.

Hits

All these series by Jeff Wheeler are amazing reads available with audio narrated by Kate Rudd and she is possibly one of my most favorite narrators. These series are all interconnected at certain points and are wonderful MG/YA reads!

  1. The Queen’s Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) by Jeff Wheeler 
  2. The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood #1) by Jeff Wheeler
  3. The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood #1) by Jeff Wheeler
  4. Storm Glass (The Harbinger #1) by Jeff Wheeler

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

I have noticed that several of Rick Riordan’s first books in the series are available on KU, which has saved me from having to dig them out of closets during rereads. This one is available with audio, though I will say that doing a reread with the audio kind of threw me because I already had imagined how Sadie and Carter would sound and that wasn’t it. Great to keep on standby though for a first time or reread.

Under Different Stars (The Kricket Series #1) by Amy A. Bartol

This whole series is available via KU with audio and is also narrated by Kate Rudd! Loved this series!

Miss

These books I just couldn’t get into due to the audio.. once I started reading it physically things picked up a lot in all of them.

The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans #1) by J.D. Horn

The audio on this was so hard for me to follow, the book itself is a hard to follow book and a little spacey here and there so it was no surprise really the audio was impossible for me.

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician #1) by Charlie N Holmberg

The audio on this book rubbed me so wrong that after about 10 pages I had to quit and read it myself. For some reason the narrator portrayed the FMC as the snottiest, brattiest person and I had such an intense dislike for her I almost DNF’d the book. I started it all over after a day or so and it was much better and a pretty interesting read.

Ink Mage (A Fire Beneath the Skin #1) by Victor Gischler

I’m not sure what the problem was here but the audio just kept loosing me and over and over I had to go back and reread parts because I totally spaced them. Sometimes a narrator just reads so slowly that my ADD kicks in and I just get lost. I think that was the problem here and on Kindle you can’t speed up the narration.

Here are just a few of my Hit or Misses from KU audio’s. For these reviews and others click here.

8 thoughts on “Hit or Miss: Kindle Unlimited Audio Books”

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing! I loved Storm Glass, but got it from Netgalley. I have Kindle Prime, not Kindle Unlimited and get some titles for free, but I stock up on a lot of freebies and I get a lot of review copies.

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    1. I absolutely love Jeff Wheeler! I know that his newest books are available on NetGalley. 47 North is the publisher and so I start stalking their page when something of his is getting close to coming out so I can get it. Kindle unlimited tends to be hard to navigate especially if your looking for a quick audio.. So I’d like to share with people so if they are like me they can just go straight to the title rather than spend all the time searching lol.

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      1. It’s so much easier to pick up an unknown book if you have a recommendation!

        I have like the 3rd book in the series, but not the second. I guess I missed it on Netgalley, but did pick up the third. 😦 I will have to buy it probably.

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  2. I was just re reading your post. I recently had an audio that turned me off of a main character too! Furyborn! It was read by an English woman and her accent made the MC sound super snotty and I couldn’t jive with it. I tried to read it after without audio, but now that voice is stuck in my head and I’m pretty sure it ruined the book for me. :/ Sad because I was really excited for it.

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