Thursday, June 5, 2014

Audiobooks Around the World

June is Audiobook Month. Audiobooks are a great choice for travelers, commuters, and anyone looking for an alternative to print books. We offer a wide selection of audiobook titles both on CD and for digital download.

Whether you're traveling this summer or listening closer to home, the following audiobooks will transport you to settings across the world.

The Man From Beijing - Henning Mankell

An Earphone Award winner for its flawless audio narration, this chilling mystery/thriller begins with a mass murder in Sweden but takes local judge Roslin to China. Roslin's investigations uncover a troubling history spanning centuries and continents. This bleak but engaging novel asks weighty questions about history and morality.

Question Under Capricorn - David Attenborough
Quest in Paradise - David Attenborough

If you're looking for a lighter read (or enjoy listening to nature presenter David Attenborough's voice as much as I do), these two audiobook memoirs are obvious choices. Attenborough recounts his early travels through Australia and New Guinea and his colorful encounters with locals living close to nature.

A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy (also available as a digital audiobook)

A Week in Winter is the prolific Irish author's last novel, published after her death. Chicky returns from twenty years in America to a small village in Ireland and opens an inn where a diverse collection of travelers find love and friendship. A Week in Winter is perfect for fans of Binchy or anyone looking for a feel-good read.

On the Road - Jack Kerouac (also available as a digital audiobook)

For something unconventional, try Jack Kerouac's classic fictionalized memoir On the Road. The book recounts the writer's travels across counterculture America in the 1950s. If you're ready to be transported to the meandering, passionate spirit of Beat America, this groundbreaking novel is worth a listen.

Better Than Fiction: True Travel Stories From Great Fiction Writers - Anthology

In this anthology, over thirty novelists contribute stories of travel, immigration, and homecomings.This collection brings together varied tales of personal journeys from authors such as Frances Mayes, Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, and Isabel Allende.

Happy listening!

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