Patron Recommendation: Audiobooks

An audiobook-loving patron recently recommended the following two titles, both of which, she noted, have good narrators: First up, a work of “inspiring” non-fiction: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. “In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest…

December's Most Wanted Downloads – Audio & Ebooks

So which books topped the list of most downloads across the country in audio and ebook formats? According to OverDrive, these: Download Audiobooks – Adult Fiction Months On List 1. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich 2 2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 15 3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 15 4.…

Wolf Hall ~ Hilary Mantel

Winner of the Man Booker Prize, Mantel has called Wolf Hall a response to Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons. The ruthless character in that play is tempered in Mantel’s fictionalized account of the life of Thomas Cromwell. Her Cromwell is still opportunistic and willing to overlook some of his personal beliefs in order…

Envy ~ Sandra Brown

Maris Matherly-Reed is more than an editor. She’s also the beloved daughter of the publishing house’s highly respected and successful leader, and the wife of Matherly Press’s second-in-command, the smooth, suave, double-dealing Noah Reed. Reed, it develops, is the real target of the literary scam set up by the reclusive writer of the novel whose…