7 Beautifully Read Books on Tape ...


There are a lot of really phenomenal books on tape that consist of wonderful stories read by some very interesting people. I love listening to books on – well, CDs or MP3s now, really, but the point is, they're ideal when you're taking a long trip, doing housework, or simply want to experience a good story when you don't have the time or the opportunity to read. There are a number of books on tape that are considered nothing less than brilliant, however, and those are the recordings I want to share with you!

1. Silence of the Lambs, Kathy Bates

Silence of the Lambs is widely considered one of the best books on tape ever, and it's certainly one of my favorites. Mind you, I love the book all on its own and I'm crazy about the movie as well. However, hearing Kathy Bates read about Clarice, Hannibal, and Buffalo Bill is absolutely incredible. It's chilling. I'd love to hear a recording from Anthony Hopkins himself, but this one is close to perfection.

The Harry Potter Series, Jim Dale
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