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I am not the biggest fan of reading. In fact, I can probably count on one hand the amount of books I have read in the past 10 years. I know, I know, it is quite sad but I lack the ability to sit still for more than five minutes, so reading is difficult. I do, however, listen to Audible books.
As a grad student, my schedule is often quite all-over-the-place. I try and keep a consistent schedule but that never works out since my life often revolves around timed experiments, meeting, running to and from labs, as well as trying to find time for food. I do have a good chunk of free time most days where I am waiting on something so I tend to either try and read journal articles, or listen to books. I frequently walk pretty long distances, so to pass the time, I listen to books as well. Sometimes I go on extra long walks just to finish a chapter or find out what happens next.
Here’s a list of my favorite books that I have listened to. They aren’t in any specific order but I will tell you my favorite afterwards.
- All of the Harry Potter novels https://amzn.to/3hP8yri
- The Shining https://amzn.to/3htEpiv
- Red Rising https://amzn.to/3hw4X2L
- The Martian https://amzn.to/3k5QV9q
- Ready Player One https://amzn.to/3APsaEB
- Ready Player Two https://amzn.to/3xBtOb0
- 11-22-63 https://amzn.to/3e5k9Bv
So my all time favorite book to have listened to is a tie between Ready Player One and Ready Player Two. Will Wheaton narrates both book and HOLY COW it is amazing. The story is just so fun and it really makes you wonder if something similar to what is going on will happen in the future. I highly recommend listening to these rather than reading them. It is a whole different experience.
The Harry Potter books are also amazing to listen to. They are narrated by Jim Dale, who does a fantastic job at it. For days where you are driving long distances, I suggest Harry Potter to keep you company lol.
Let me know in the comments what books you have listened to and what your favorites are. I am always looking for more to get. Peace!!