Please follow and like us:’s editors have compiled a list of the best audio books of the first half of 2010. Some of the titles are no surprise, based on the press they have received, but there are a few that made me go, “Hmmm…” I’m wondering if any of you have read these and if you agree with the picks.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

Personally, I wasn’t at all surprised to see The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson and narrated by Simon Vance on the list. The book series is on the cover of this week’s US Entertainment Weekly magazine. This is the third book in the trilogy that started with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The buzz about these best selling audio books is louder than the vuvuzelas.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin, narrated by Scott Brick, is another book that has been mentioned more times than I can count both online and in print. This is being touted as the book to read this summer… and I will be reading it. Will you? The audio version is nearly 37 hours long…

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The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald

The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald, read by Oliver Wyman is also featured on the list. I have read several favorable reviews and plan on reading it. The practice baby for the university students learning mothering skills sounds divine.

Innocent by Scott Turow

Innocent, by Scott Turow and read by Edward Hermann, is also on the top audio books best sellers list. My husband is currently reading this long-awaited sequel to Presumed Innocent and seems to be enjoying it. I’ll be reading it soon… maybe after I finish The Lonely Polygamist.

Lit a memoir by Mary Karr

Mary Karr’s memoir, Lit, is another entry on the best new audio books list that also sounds like an interesting read. I enjoy memoirs that are written with wit and not pity, like Running With Scissors. I look forward to reading about her road to sobriety and listening to the author read her own words.

Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, is also on the list. The 2008 election isn’t something I want to relive, but I can see where those enthralled or appalled at politics might get a charge out of this one. It must be well done to be on this list…

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