The 20 best audiobooks
Wednesday 01 July 2009
A panel of experts select their faourite 20 audiobooks published in the last 12 months.
Harry Patch - the only surviving veteran of the trenches - has been selected for the Best Audiobooks of the Year 2009 with his life story, The Last Fighting Tommy by Richard Van Emden, read by Alan Howard. The story of an ordinary man’s extraordinary life, The Last Fighting Tommy includes an original recording from Harry Patch, who turned 111 on 17th June this year.
The Best Audiobooks of the Year 2009 is launched tomorrow (July 2nd), by a panel of key figures from audio publishing, trade press and national media. The panel’s selections were based on excellence in several criteria: quality of literary content, abridgement, reading, production value and sound quality.
Listen to the extracts from the winning selections by clicking the image to the right.
Listeners can vote for their own favourites at www.20bestaudiobooks.com
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
How did our legends really begin?
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine pay tribute to Jon 'Fat' Beast, dead at 51
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
- < Previous
- Next >