Category Archives: Audio Books

Forget the radio for your commute…try out a (NEW) book on CD!

I’m a neophyte to the audio book world, but I’ve absolutely fallen in love. Based on a recommendation, I checked out the first Artemis Fowl audiobook from our library, and began listening on my 40 minute commute into work. It was amazing! Listening to an audiobook, especially one with an excellent narrator, makes the time I spend driving go by so much faster (and is much safer than talking on a cellphone!).  As the story progressed, I found I was so caught up in the plot that it became harder to get out of my car once I arrived at work! I also started listening to a downloaded version on my mp3 player while at the grocery store. Thanks to audio books,  the stressful aspects of my day was transformed into something entirely different.
Our library has a wide variety of books on CD available, come by and look at the selection. Here are some of the newest titles available, place your holds today!

Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century
Rival Rails: The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World
Nelson Mandela: Conversations with Myself
On The Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, A Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became A Legend
Betty White: Here We Go Again
Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Just for Laughs
The Mob and Me: Wiseguys and the Witness Protection Program
Bound: A Novel
Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom
Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards
At Home: A Short History of Private Life



New Audio Books

Here are some audio books that will soon be on our shelves:

A Little Bit Wicked: life, love and faith in stages by Kristin Chenoweth.

The Truth: with jokes by Al Franken.

Healthy Living from the Inside Out by Mariel Hemingway.

Hidden Kitchens: stories and more from NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters.

Closing Time: a memoir by Joe Queenan.

Economics in One Lesson: the shortest and easiest way to understand basic economics by Henry Hazlitt.

English Majors: a comedy collection for the highly literate by Garrison Keillor.

The Tender Bar: a memoir by J. R. Moehringer.

The Pleasures and Sorrow of Work by Alain de Botton.

Liberty and Tyranny: a Conservative manifesto by Mark R. Levin.

Perfectly Imperfect: a life in progress by Lee Woodruff.

Madness: a bipolar life by Marya Hornbacher.

My Remarkable Journey by Larry King.


Road Trip

Now that summer is almost here which means road trips which means hours in the car. Here are so audio books that we have available for you:

So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger.An aging train robber on a quest to reconcile with his wife and a failed writer head west and are pursued by an ex-Pinkerton who’s been hunting the train robber for years.

Nice to Come Home To by Rebecca Flowers.Panicking when her relationship with a mediocre boyfriend ends at the same time her friends are committing to marriage and parenthood, a woman redefines her concepts of happiness when she opens her home to her dysfunctional family.

Gardens of Water by Alan DrewWhen an earthquake hits Pakistan Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim and his family must depend on their American neighbors for survival. Sinan doesn’t like this because his daughter and the American teacher’s son are having a secret relationship and she is trying to escape Kurdish tradition.

The Genius by Jesse Kellerman.

Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art when he stumbles onto a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a decaying New York slum. An elderly tenant named Victor Cracke has disappeared, leaving behind an enormous trove of original artwork. Ethan launches a successful show with the art until the police show up to talk to him, it seems that Victor had a nasty past.


New Audio Books!

A great new selection of audio books are on their way to our shelves. Here is a partial list:

King of the World by David Remnick

Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee

The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, Mothering and Everything Else I Learned Along the Way by Dianne Carroll

Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Too Fat To Fish byArtie Lange

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

A Most Wanted Man by John la Carre

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Labrador Pact by Matt Haig

Shadowfires by Dean Koontz

New audio books

Here are a few new audio books that will soon be on the shelves:

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. “A definitive handbook for political and business leaders who want tosucceed in a global era.”  ~Walter Isaacson author of Einstein: His Life and Univserse.

exact An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken.  “In Elizabeth McCracken’s heartrending memoir—a love letter to the child she lost and the devoted husband who suffered alongside her—McCracken displays her many talents. Her warmth, candor, crystalline prose, lovely imagery, and attention to detail bring her painful story to life.” ~Bookmarks Magazine

dark The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer.  “A powerful, brilliantly researched and deeply unsettling book….extraordinary and invaluable” —Alan Brinkley, New York Times Book Review


When You Are Engulfed in Flames

After waiting weeks, I finally received the David Sedaris book on CD, When You Are Engulfed In Flames.  I just got it today, so haven’t had time to listen to any of it.  I just wanted to share my excitement!  This title is also available to download from Library2Go.