Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Adult books that are great on audio
Annotation:Relegated to the status of schoolteacher after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his mother's ambition leads to betrayal. The ending is wrenching and surprising, and the voice actor does a wonderful job.
Annotation: In case you haven't read this already, it is super fun, a complex, clever, nasty (but not too nasty) puzzle-box of a book that will make you glad for the marriage you have, if you are married. I can't really talk about the plot without risking spoilers, but there is a lot of plot, and twists-- lots of twists, too. There are two readers, and both do a splendid job. This title is also available in digital audio book.
Annotation:What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? This is a wonderful book, one of my favorites, and I hesitated to recommend it in audio book, but the voice actor is truly wonderful. This title is also available in digital audio book.
Annotation:One of my favorite readers ever (okay, I'm a sucker for an English accent) reads a novel about teenage crushes and the importance they have in a woman's life. I learned a lot about David Cassidy in this book!
Annotation:After a man is almost killed in a bombing raid, the married woman with whom he has been having an affair breaks away from him. This novel is read, I'll have you know, by Mr. Colin Firth.
Annotation:I don't think I'll be giving away too much to tell you that this thriller features a time-traveling serial killer. This is violent, but good, one of the twistiest books ever. This title is also available in digital audio book.
Annotation:The coming-of-age story of Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life. This title is also available in digital audio book.
Annotation:This is the first of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that True Blood is (loosely) based on, and this series is really fun, full of paranormal creatures and romance. The funny, down-to-earth character, Sookie is the best part. This series has a wonderful voice actor, as well. First in a series.
Annotation:Selected Shorts has a number of really wonderful stories read by great actors. I chose this one because it features William Hurt reading an awfully good story by Maile Meloy. This title is also available in digital audio book.
Annotation:This is a retelling of Jane Eyre set in mid-20th century Scotland. It was interesting to see the ways it echoed Bronte's novel, but it was also a very good novel in its own right. It was lovely to hear the narrator's Scottish burr in my earbuds! This title is also available in digital audio book.
Annotation:Discovering a hanged body that disappears when she contacts authorities, dowser and single mother Cassandra Brooks is shocked to encounter the victim alive and is subsequently hurled into a fantastical confrontation with a past she thought she left behind.
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This is a wildly varied list, but every one of these books is good, AND the actors reading do an amazing job. When the books are available in downloadable audio, I'm mentioned that in the annotation.