Amanda’s Favorite Short Audiobooks

Hi, lovelies! I had a friend (Hi, Ari!) ask me if I had any posts where I recommended shorter audiobooks since she has trouble listening to longer ones. So, I’ve come today with a list of books written in verse, novellas, and even some non-fiction that I read and loved on audio.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Audiobook Length: 3 hours 30 minutes
This is a YA novel written in verse. It’s also narrated by the author who has won awards for her poetry performances.

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
Audiobook Length: 3 hours 52 minutes
Midwestern (but in the future) librarians or something. This was quick but had a really interesting setting/world.

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
Audiobook Length: 10 hours 3 minutes
(Okay, this one isn’t short. But it’s a book of essays sort of, so you can listen in little bits and pieces easily.) Green narrates the audiobook and it’s a series of reviews of strange things. But really he’s telling stories. I really loved it.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Audiobook Length: 4 hours 45 minutes
This series asks, what happened to the kids that returned from alternate worlds? I love this world and the children in it. Book two is my favorite. All of the audiobooks have different narrators, but the author narrates at least one.

Yearbook by Seth Rogan
Audiobook Length: 6 hours 13 minutes
I’m a big fan of Rogan’s movies. So, when a friend told me he’d published Yearbook I checked to see if my library had the audiobook. Rogan narrates this book. I loved his narration (and the guests involved) but I really didn’t love the weird sound effects that were included. I listened in spite of the sound effects and still enjoyed the story that Rogan shared.

Do you listen to short audiobooks or do you prefer longer ones?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.