Popular audiobooks narrated by Julia Whelan
Narrating audiobooks is an art and Julia Whelan is one of the best in this field.
Whelan has narrated over 400 audiobooks in all genres and is known for her soothing voice that captures the mood of the story so amazingly well. To be a successful audiobook narrator you need a voice that can keep listeners tuned in the entire time. Julia Whelan does just that! I am pretty sure that she could read a phone book and make it feel like a novel!
Whelan has been awarded various prestigious awards including the Audie Award for the best female narrator for Tara Westover’s memoir “Educated”.
I must say that personally what I love most about her narration is the pain, suffering and agony of the characters that she brings forth throughout her narration.
One of my most favourite audiobooks, “The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah” is narrated by Julia Whelan and I couldn’t stop listening to it!
So if you are wondering what audiobooks Julia Whealan has narrated, this list will help you. Although I couldn’t possibly include all the audiobooks she has narrated, I have selected some great audiobooks that you won’t be able to stop listening to!
Let’s get started!
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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s latest novel is set in 1920s Texas. We follow the life of Elsa Wolcott, whose unexpected encounter with a young man changes her life. Soon she becomes a part of the Martinelli family. Julian Whelan’s extraordinary narration takes you on a heartwarming journey of family, hope and hardship.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the author of “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” comes a gripping family drama that follows a series of events before the glamorous Riva family party. However, Reid infuses historical and romance elements into the novel and takes you into the Riva family’s history, including the love story of legendary singer, Mick Riva. A fascinating audiobook that you wouldn’t be able to stop listening to.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
At times you might want to listen to feel-good audiobooks to entertain yourself and lift up your spirit. Beach Read is one such sweet and romantic tale. The main characters of the book- January & Augustus are acclaimed writers and rivals. While January writes happy-ever-afters, Augustus is known for his dark literary fiction. But one summer they become neighbours and begin to get to know each other better. Julia Whelan’s delightful narration adds up the incredible charm of this novel.
Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig
Band of Sisters is an engrossing tale based on real-life events during WWI. Most of the incidents mentioned are obtained from the letters of volunteers from the Smith College Relief Unit. Although Kate never was in touch with her college best friend, she agrees to sail to France along with eighteen other women to help the villages in France. However, wartime in Paris was nothing like they ever imagined. This is one of my favourite narrations of Julia Whealan.
Educated by Tara Westover
In her memoir, Tara Westover tells her survival story. As a daughter of survivalists, she wasn’t allowed to set foot in a school. Her father loathed doctors and hospitals, so burns and concussions were all treated by her self-taught herbalist mom. But then Tara’s pursuit of knowledge opened new doors for her.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This 2012 crime thriller is about a couple -Nick and Amy. On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing and Nick becomes the prime suspect. The story is told from the point of view of Nick and Amy. While Nick narrates the couple’s life in the present time, Amy takes us to their past life.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
“The Wife Between Us” may seem like a love triangle at first glance, but it’s a psychological thriller with elements of mystery and suspense. An utterly absorbing audiobook for the lovers of jaw-dropping plot twists.
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
When her high school sweetheart husband Jess goes missing during a helicopter crash, Emma Blair is heartbroken. Years after the incident, still recovering from her grief, she finds love again and gets engaged to sam. But then it turns out Jess is still alive. Now she has to choose her real true love. Reid’s writing and Whelan’s narration is a match made in heaven.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
From the author of Me Before You comes a historical fiction set in the US and is inspired by the real group of librarians from the 1930s. The novel narrates the life of a group of women in a mobile library. They travel long distances providing books to remote regions. It’s funny and heartbreaking at the same time. I always love listening to Whelan’s narration of historical fiction.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Once in a while, you come across a novel that’s an ultimate page-turner. “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” follows a fictional Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo who is about to disclose her scandalous life to the world. She chooses a junior journalist to interview her. Thus journalist Montique braces herself to interview the legendary actress.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
This delightful read is about two polar opposite, best pals- Alex and Poppy. They always take summer vacations together. However, because of mysterious circumstances, they drift apart. But poppy realises it’s time to take a final trip with her friend. The story takes us to both their present and past summer trips.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This classic tale of an orphan girl is loved by all. When Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to the Cuthberts family, the old siblings adopt her half-heartedly. But the high-spirited young girl soon wins the heart of not only the Cuthberts but of the entire village. If you’ve not yet listened to this gem of an audiobook, it’s high time that you do!
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Another gripping family story from the New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah. When Ernt Allbright comes back from the Vietnam war as bad-tempered and irritable, he decides to move to a new place, to the wilderness of Alaska. Thirteen-year-old Leni and her mother accompany him hoping that moving to a new place may give them a better future.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V. E. Schwab
Young Addie LaRue makes a deal with the devil to live an immortal life but in exchange for a short term memory of others. The people whom she meets, will not remember her ever. As she embarks on an epic adventure 300 years after, she meets a young boy who remembered her name for the first time. This fantasy adventure novel is a tale of courage and strong will.
The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger
I always wondered whether Whelan could narrate a mystery thriller novel because of her calm and measured voice. “The Red Hunter” is a perfect example that Whealan can pull of any genre. This action-packed thriller follows two women whose lives are connected with one house.
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
In this timeless memoir, we learn how a mother’s secret can influence her daughter’s life. Adrienne was fourteen years old when her mother Malabar revealed her relationship with her husband’s best friend. Later, the affair causes grave consequences to her family and herself.
Blush by Jamie Brenner
If you enjoy reading about strong female characters this book is for you. When the Hollander family’s fortune is suffered, it’s the women in the family who are determined to save their family’s winery. You’re going to cheer for their determination and persistence.
You Loved Me Once by Corinne Michaels
Corinne Michaels’ novel is a compelling novel about choices. It describes how decisions that we make in our lives can alter everything. Serenity is a passionate doctor who lost her mother and fiance to cancer. Now she is on a mission to change the lives of cancer patients. But then an unexpected romance with her colleague may ruin everything she dreamed of.
Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
Published in 1951, this gothic novel follows a young girl named Natalie Waite who falls into madness once in college. Life at the college was nothing like she had imagined. Soon Natalie fails to distinguish between reality and imagination. Probably one of the most unsettling audiobooks narrated by Julia Whelan.
More Audiobooks narrated by Julia Whelan
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
- Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
- The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz
- Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
- The People We Keep by Allison Larkin
- Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
- Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland
- Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
- My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
There you have the best audiobooks narrated by Julia Whelan
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