Thursday, July 28, 2011

Listening to Voices: Audiobook Recommendations

"Audiobook fans tend to be more adventurous because we can listen while we do something else."
~Joyce Saricks, "At Leisure: Unexpected Pleasures", Booklist magazine Vol. 107

I'm a little behind the times-June was Audiobook Month-but I thought I would share with you some audiobook recommendations I've gleaned from various resources, including staff favorites.

First, did you know that Katherine Kellgren won the Booklist Voice of Choice award? We have quite a few audiobooks narrated by Ms. Kellgren in the library catalog if you'd like to give her a listen.

Now, off to the races-I mean the recommendations! Some of these will be books on CD & some will be eAudio. downloadable from our Digital Library.

Fiction Recommendations

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes

Tony Hillerman's Leaphorn/Chee mysteries

The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

The Last Girls by Lee Smith

Love You More by Lisa Gardner

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

David Sedaris (humorous stories)

Harry Potter series

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series

Agatha H. & the Airship City by Phil & Kaja Foglio

Non-Fiction Recommendations

At Home by Bill Bryson
(all Bill Bryson audiobooks were recommended by Joyce Saricks, but this is is latest)

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman by Lisa Scottoline

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester

Hallelujah!  The Welcome Table by Maya Angelou

Also, did you know there are audiobooks produced locally by Siren Audio Studios? Visit their website to see a list of available titles-unfortunately you can't search by publisher in the catalog.

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