Multcolib Picks: Audiobooks for the Road

Annotation:"The Audiophiles have got your back. We’ve been chatting with all the librarians we know to get the scoop on what they’re actually listening to and loving right now, and we’re so excited to see some ah-maz-ing picks on the list, from literary fiction to humor, memoir, travel, mystery, food writing, historical fiction, and YA." (BookRiot)

Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone [a Novel] By Verghese, A. (Audiobook CD - 2009 ) CD Fiction VERGHESE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:Orphaned twins Marion and Shiva are bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine.

Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone A Novel By Verghese, A. (Downloadable Audiobook - 2009 )
The Book Thief
The Book Thief By Zusak, Markus (Audiobook CD - 2006 ) CD YA ZUSAK

Annotation:Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Unbroken [a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption] By Hillenbrand, Laura (Audiobook CD - 2010 ) CD- 940.547252092 H651u All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 14 copies

Annotation:On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Then, on the ocean surface, the face of a young lieutenant appeared as he struggled to pull himself aboard a life raft. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War...

Unbroken A World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption By Hillenbrand, Laura (Downloadable Audiobook - 2010 ) OverDrive downloadable audiobook Check availability»
City of Thieves
City of Thieves By Benioff, David (Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 )

Annotation:Two criminals bound for execution are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake.

A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls By Ness, Patrick (Audiobook CD - 2011 ) CD YA NESS Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Roach, Mary (Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 ) Check availability»

Annotation:An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.

Wild Magic
Wild Magic By Pierce, Tamora (Audiobook CD - 2005 ) CD YA PIERCE Available in some locations

Annotation:The mage Numair, the knight Alanna, and Queen Thayet enlist thirteen-year-old Daine's help to battle the dreadful immortal creatures that have recently begun to attack the kingdom of Tortall.

Blood, Bones, & Butter
Blood, Bones, & Butter [the Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef] By Hamilton, Gabrielle (Audiobook CD - 2011 ) CD- 641.5092 H2181b Available in some locations

Annotation:New York restaurant owner Gabrielle Hamilton describes the search for her life's purpose and the many kitchens she has worked in, from her childhood home to her own restaurant, Prune.

Blood, Bones, and Butter
Blood, Bones, and Butter [the Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef] By Hamilton, Gabrielle (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 )
On Writing
On Writing A Memoir of the Craft By King, Stephen (Audiobook CD - 2000 ) CD- 813.5 K54o All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Stephen King provides insightful lessons for writers. His advice: acquire and hone the tools necessary for good writing, let your characters reveal the story and dare to start.

On Writing
On Writing A Memoir of the Craft By King, Stephen (Downloadable Audiobook - 2000 )
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone By Rowling, J. K. (Audiobook CD - 1999 ) CD Children ROWLING All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 14 on 17 copies

Annotation:Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

Blindness By Saramago, José (Audiobook CD - 2008 ) CD Fiction SARAMAGO Available in some locations

Annotation:Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago's spellbinding tale begins when an unnamed man, in an unnamed city is suddenly struck blind. In the days that follow, everyone he comes in contact with, in turn comes down with the mysterious condition.

The David Sedaris Box Set
The David Sedaris Box Set By Sedaris, David (Audiobook CD - 2000 ) CD- 814.5 S447db All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Star radio storyteller David Sedaris presents his collected works in one audio box set.

Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day By Sedaris, David (Downloadable Audiobook - 2000 ) Check availability»

Annotation:David Sedaris has become one of the best-loved humorists of our time, writing with perfect pitch about the ludicrousness of our age.

Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens By Bray, Libba (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 )

Annotation:When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Just Kids
Just Kids By Smith, Patti (Audiobook CD - 2011 ) CD- 782.42166092 S657j Available in some locations

Annotation:In the summer when Coltrane died, poet Patti Smith fell in love with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Eventually the two joined up with the Andy Warhol superstars and called later Hotel Chelsea home. Here Smith recounts her passionate romance and the incredible artistic atmosphere of the 1960s...

The Night Circus
The Night Circus [a Novel] By Morgenstern, Erin (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 ) Check availability»

Annotation:A circus, titled Le Cirque des Reve, comes to town out of the blue and without warning. Within its tents, young magicians Celia and Marco compete to be the best, having done so since childhood.

The Night Circus
The Night Circus [a Novel] By Morgenstern, Erin (Audiobook CD - 2011 ) CD Fiction MORGENSTE All copies in use. Availability details
Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation By Vowell, Sarah (Audiobook CD - 2005 ) CD- 973.099 V974aa All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 2 copies

Annotation:Sarah Vowell recounts the details of her obsessive vacation to places associated with the assassinations of three US presidents.

The Chaperone
The Chaperone By Moriarty, Laura (Audiobook CD - 2012 ) CD Fiction MORIARTY All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives.

Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruins A Novel By Walter, Jess (Audiobook CD - 2012 ) CD Fiction WALTER All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 8 copies

Annotation:A novel that spans fifty years and tells the story of an Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant.

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park By Rowell, Rainbow (Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 ) Check availability»

Annotation:"...the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try" (publisher)

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Do you have a long drive coming up? Pass the time with these librarian and patron recommended audiobooks. There's something here for all ages. The titles are available as downloads or audio CD, and sometimes both. Happy listening!

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