After finishing The Cursed Child I couldn't help reading enormous quantities of Harry Potter fan-fiction - fellow Potterheads know that the want for Harry Potter is insatiable-. While surfing Reddit I found a short story by user AtlasNoseItch, based on a prompt that said "Harry Potter is sitting at home sixty years after the battle of Hogwarts, an old man now, when suddenly his scar hurts". I found this story so moving that I asked the author if I could share it in the blog. Here it is!*
I used to consider audiobooks as cheating at books. Because people can start wandering, checking their phone, while the poor narrator tells the story for no one in particular. And at the end they get to say they have read the book, even if they weren't mentally present half of the time...
But, like with most things in my life, I gave it a try and ended up loving the thing I made fun of.
Of course, listening to a book is not the same as reading it, but I think in some cases the narrators are so wonderful they turn the same story into something else. Something worth of feeling ready to sleep while being read by a loved one.
These six audiobooks are on my wishlist right now, since their narrators are so great at reading the stories that I won't miss reading them myself.