Summer is the perfect time to listen to a book! Audiobooks are great for travelling, walking, jogging, or just doing housework. How do you pick a title? Try the Earphone Awards winners from Audiofile magazine. Here are some selected titles from this year’s winners.
David Rosenfelt’s Collared is the 16th Andy Carpenter, amateur sleuth and dog lover, mystery. It is narrated by Grover Gardner. Victor Lodato’s Edgar and Lucy, narrated by the author, also won. Edgar, orphaned, is an albino boy abducted by a grief-stricken man. This suspenseful tale examines these events while introducing the listener to the people Edgar comes in contact with including his family, neighbors, and friends. On a lighter note, try Jane of Austin : a novel of sweet tea and sensibility by Hillary Manton, read by Kate Handford. It is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.
Are you a nonfiction reader? Try the timely Glass jaw: a manifesto for defending fragile reputations in an age of instant scandal by Eric Dezenhall and read by Kevin Stillwell. In an age when scandal can destroy a company’s brand or anyone's reputation in an instant – Glass Jaw is an Art of War guide to modern crisis management. Dezenhall dissects recent scandals and tells the reader how the avoid these problems.
While we still purchase the traditional CD format, your library also has several downloadable subscriptions including Overdrive, Hoopla, and RbDigital. You can access this content via our catalog or directly through the subscription app or website.
The Woodlands Downloadable Library (powered by Overdrive) provides you eBooks and audiobooks, while Hoopla also provides these as well as music and some films, and our newest subscription is to Recorded Books Digital for audiobooks exclusively. RbDigital provides authors you will not find in Overdrive. On most devices you can download the app for these services. However, in Overdrive’s case, you download an app called Libby (Libby = Libraries). You can find out more at http://monroe.lib.mi.us/books-and-more/downloadables/downloadable-ebooks-and-audiobooks.