Heard Any Good Books Lately?
You don’t always have to physically read a book to have a great “READING” experience. Sometimes you can have a truly elevating reading experience by listening to audiobooks.
Some of my favorite audio book reading experiences include the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling and read by Jim Dale who does an amazing job giving each character their own, individual voices, the Skulduggery Pleasant novels written by Derek Landy and brought to life by Rupert Degas which also includes some very hip bluesy music and rattling, atmospheric sounds between chapters (in fact these books are on my to read in print list because of the great listening experience), and the Flavia de Luce mysteries written by Alan Bradley and performed by Jayne Entwistle. I must admit besides the stellar performances, my enjoyment of these particular audiobooks may have something to do with all of the nifty British and Irish accents!
CD audiobooks are perfect for readers who have desk jobs that lend themselves to quiet, solitary work (allowing them to get their work done while enjoying a good book), who have long commutes or might be taking a road trip. Downloadable audiobooks and Playaways are ideal for readers to use while taking a walk (with or without the dog), exercising, gardening, doing housework and other types of chores, and of course while relaxing.
Browse some of the audiobook choices listed below, available in various formats, from the Richland County Public Library. Many of the links will take you to our downloadable audio books so that you can listen to a sample before you check an item out. So take some time to enjoy a good book. Happy Listening!
10th Anniversary by James Patterson (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
Abuse of Power by Michael Savage (Downloadable Media)
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy (CD and Playaway)
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (CD)
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (CD)
Carte Blanche: a New James Bond Novel by Jeffrey Deaver (CD)
Defending Jacob by William Landay (CD, Downloadable Media)
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (CD, Downloadable Media)
New York to Dallas by JD Robb (CD, Playaway)
Night Circus by Erin Morganstern (CD, Downloadable Media)
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (CD, Downloadable Media)
Room by Emma Donoghue (CD, Downloadable Media)
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (CD)
Sixth Man by David Baldacci (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
Snowman by Jo Nesbo (CD, Downloadable Media)
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (CD and Playaway)
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht (CD)
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (CD, Downloadable Media, Playaway)
Boomerang by Michael Lewis (CD)
Bossypants by Tina Fey (CD, Downloadable Media)
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You: a Rock n’ Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler (Downloadable Media)
Gabby: a Story of Courage and Hope by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, with Jeffrey Zaslow (CD)
The Heart and the Fist: the Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens (CD)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (CD, Downloadable Media)
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (CD, Downloadable Media)
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations of Life with John F. Kennedy, Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, 1964 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (CD)
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin (Downloadable Media)
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (CD)
Stories I Only Tell My Friends: an Autobiography by Rob Lowe (CD, Downloadable Media)
Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by (CD and Downloadable Media)
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