18 April 2015

Audiobooks Pt1 ~ Wishlist at Audible

It's always interesting to see what is on other home educator's wishlists, so figured I'd share our current list at Audible.  This list is geared, obviously ☺, towards our extras for High School, and also includes summer time and term break listens.
Audiobooks Part 1
Chelle's Audiobooks Wishlist.   (The condensed version)

Biographies (mostly for dad and mum)
Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography
A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards
Susanna Wesley
The Mighty Weakness of John Knox
Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times
Life of David Brainerd
Out of the Depths: The Autobiography of John Newton
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
E. M. Bounds: Man of Prayer
George Whitefield: God’s Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century

We found, often, that procuring the kindle edition first, which is often priced at $0.00, brings the price of the audiobook down to $2.99.
We already own some of the unabridged editions of the dramatised works here.
Little Dorrit
David Copperfield
The Old Curiosity Shop  (unabridged)
The Old Curiosity Shop (abridged)
The Three Musketeers 
Les Miserables  (abridged)
Les Miserables: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
War and Peace (Dramatized)
The Vicar of Wakefield
Selections from The Faerie Queene

Mystery (summer time and term break listens)
They Do It with Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery
A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side: A Miss Marple Mystery
Father Brown: Series 2
Duplicate Death: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 3

The Great Courses
Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal
1066: The Year That Changed Everything
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage
Shakespeare's Tragedies
Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature
William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

We're not sure of the content in many of the titles listed beneath, so please note; I’m not recommending them, just noting that they are currently on my wish list. If we ever do purchase them, I’ll be wanting to pre-listen to some of the titles (++)  before loading them on the children’s ipods.

Probably of more interest to Jay than the rest of us.
Cry, the Beloved Country
Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry ++
Percival Keene
The Land
The Boy and the Samurai
Moonfleet    we've been through the dramatised edition, which we all enjoyed
The Time Machine ++

Mostly of interest to Daisy (who will listen to anything from lighter, younger years, books to very mature, sobering, story lines)
The Boy Who Dared ++
The Secret School
Bud, Not Buddy
The Children of the New Forest: A Storyteller's Version
North by Night: A Story of the Underground Railroad
War Dog
Sarah Bishop
Blood on the River
Bel Ria
Alchemy and Meggy Swann ?? content? ++
Laddie: A True Blue Story
Counting on Grace

Sounds Interesting (preview all first) ++
A Faraway Island  ??
Fever 1793
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

Other  (just for mum)
Barry Lyndon
Nancy Wake
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
Just Do Something    
The Holy War: The Losing & Taking of the Town of Mansoul ~ Bunyan

New finds - Suggested in a personal message by Aussie Pumpkin Patch (she has an amazing list!)
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired 'Upstairs, Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey'   ++
Jip: His Story
Dragonfly Pool ++
Nick of Time  ++
The Tale of Hill Top Farm  I didn't even know this series existed.  Great new find!! Thanks K.

Audiobooks Pt2 ~ High School Listens Via Audible 


Allie said...

Like your list, Chelle! Elise and I really enjoyed Dragonfly Pool. It's on my rather lengthy list for possible readers for Erik next year. Elise is quite insistent that he HAS to read it. ;)

Chelle said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Elise's review of the Dragonfly Pool.
And grinning; isn't it amazing how possible reading lists can get lengthy so quickly?

Kendra said...

Oo, I'm so slow, but loved seeing this list. :)

Chelle said...

:-) Tortoise speed works well in our home.
I've now listened thru the entire Cottage Tales series (thank you!!!! )