The editors have spoken…and we know you’ll want to listen! These two picks from the Booklist Editors’ Choice Audio list are phenomenal productions of two of the past year’s most celebrated fiction and non-fiction bestsellers. Read on to find out more about these recommended reads that listeners will be looking for at your library. Or click here to see Booklist‘s full “Audio for Adults” list.
NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl, read by Jake Weber Booklist says: Weber’s compelling voice perfectly suits this eerie, haunting story. From his spot-on and distinctive characterizations to his ability to incorporate memos, photo descriptions, and news clippings into the story, he creates a memorable listening experience, perfect for a dark, rainy evening.
Experience this “film noir” nail biter on audio to dive deeper into the memorable mystery. Patrons will enjoy the audiobook’s bonus features found in an interactive PDF on the final disc. Want to learn more? Check out the eerie trailer here:
MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor
Read by Rita Moreno
Booklist says: Moreno proves an ideal narrator for this memoir. She is completely attuned to the demands of the text, correctly pronouncing the Spanish words and names and responding to every nuance of mood, stress, and tone. Her compassionate reading makes it seem as if listeners are hearing the justice herself.
We are wowed by this impressive duo who have each admired the other for quite some time, even appearing in Washington, D.C. together to chat with readers and fans about “men, moms, love, and life” according to this fascinating Washington Post article. (Photo credit: Moreno and Sotomayor at a book party. Bobby Bank/WireImage)
And our very own BOT rep, Lara Oliver, had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Sotomayor in her chambers this past fall! Read Lara’s account of her exciting experience here or click on her photo to the left.
Wish you could meet Ms. Sotomayor, too? Check out her book trailer: