The Princess Diarist
This is an absolute must-listen for anyone missing Carrie Fisher’s tenacious spirit. The Princess Diarist came to be after Fisher found her old journals that she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie. She reveals what happened on the set of arguably one of the most famous films of the 20th century, and talks candidly about the all-consuming crush she had on her co-star Harrison Ford. The audiobook is read by Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd and is in turn, laugh-out-loud funny and touching—a fitting tribute to this princess among Hollywood royalty.
If you’re anything like me, when you think of the Grammy Awards, you think of musicians and artists like Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Alison Krauss, who have released platinum-selling albums in the last year. But did you know there is a whole category for Best Spoken Word Album, which includes poetry, audio books, and storytelling? Past winners of the award include such luminaries as Barack Obama, Maya Angelou, Betty White, Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In looking at this year’s nominees, I was surprised to learn that some of my favorite audiobooks of 2017 are nominated for Grammy Awards! In addition to the artists, I mentioned above (all nominated this year!), check out which audiobooks got nods from the recording academy. Download them and take a listen, then tune into the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28th at 7:30 PM ET to see who takes home the Gramophone!
Featured illustration: Francesco Ciccolella