Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June is National Audiobook Month!

June is almost over but you still have time to celebrate National Audiobook Month! If you've never listened to an audiobook, now is a great time to check one out. Audiobooks are perfect for entertainment on a road trip or daily commutes, but you can also enjoy them while exercising, cooking, crafting, and relaxing at home. The possibilities are endless!

At EOL, audiobooks come in a few different forms. Not only can you
check out compact disc audiobooks, we have Playaways as well. Playaways are pre-loaded digital audiobook players -the audiobook is loaded onto a portable device, complete with earphones and battery.

Don't forget that you can now enjoy downloaded audiobooks on your computer, mp3 player, or smartphone from our growing downloadable collection! Also, you can stay informed of the latest and greatest audiobooks by signing up for our monthly audiobook newsletter here.

To celebrate National Audiobook Month I've asked Holley and Katie for a few of their favorite audiobooks and I have added some of my favorite listens as well.

Holley's Faves:

Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Sabriel by Garth Nix (YA title, narrated by Tim Curry!!!)

Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey & Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (neither are for sensitive listeners)

Katie's Faves:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (GREAT reader!)

The Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin - start with Game of Thrones.

The Ramona books by Beverly Cleary - Katie says, "The stories are timeless and funny and Stockard Channing reads them and is more amazing than amazing! The voices she can do make this series great for any age REALLY!!!"

Amanda's Faves:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA title)

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (not for sensitive listeners!)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

My Name is Memory by Anne Brashares

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters


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