Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Adult books that are great on audio

Lolita By Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich Audiobook CD - 2004 CD Fiction NABOKOV Available in some locations

Annotation:Of course, the first time this sad and twisted love story should probably be read on the page, or on an e-reader, but let me just tell you, this audio book is read by Jeremy Irons.

The Woman Upstairs
The Woman Upstairs By Messud, Claire Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 OverDrive downloadable audiobook Check availability»

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.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl [a Novel] By Flynn, Gillian Audiobook CD - 2012 CD Mystery FLYNN Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 23 copies

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.

Life After Life
Life After Life By Atkinson, Kate Audiobook CD - 2013 CD Fiction ATKINSON All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 9 copies

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.

I Think I Love You
I Think I Love You By Pearson, Allison Audiobook CD - 2011 CD Fiction PEARSON Available in some locations

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!

The End of the Affair
The End of the Affair By Greene, Graham Audiobook CD - 2014 CD Fiction GREENE All copies in use Availability details Holds: 11 on 3 copies

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.

The Shining Girls
The Shining Girls By Beukes, Lauren Audiobook CD - 2013 CD Mystery BEUKES Available in some locations

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.

The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles By Walker, Karen Thompson Audiobook CD - 2012 CD Fiction WALKER Available in some locations

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.

Dead Until Dark
Dead Until Dark By Harris, Charlaine Audiobook CD - 2007 CD Mystery HARRIS All copies in use Availability details

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.

Selected Shorts
Selected Shorts Falling in Love Audiobook CD - 2006 CD Fiction SELECTED All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

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.

The Flight of Gemma Hardy
The Flight of Gemma Hardy A Novel By Livesey, Margot Audiobook CD - 2012 CD Fiction LIVESEY Available in some locations

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.

The Diviner's Tale
The Diviner's Tale By Morrow, Bradford Book - 2011 FICTION MORROW 2011 Available in some locations

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.