Collection Development June is Audiobook Month! Check out Six Staff Picks for June 2021

Let’s be honest…every month is audiobook month in our world. However, we’re nearing the official annual celebration of June is Audiobook Month and we can’t wait to help you celebrate! Let us know what you need! From sharing preview clips online to announcing narrator news or behind-the-mic tidbits, there are so many ways to encourage patrons to give listening a try, or support their existing audio obsessions.

Start looking forward to these six June 2021 listens (easy add-to-cart collection where you can create an Excel of ISBNs here)— melodic, unforgettable, diverse, and at times extrrreeeeemely suspenseful audiobooks that have left us itching to press play. So read on, librarians! And tell us how you’ll be celebrating June is Audiobook Month by tweeting us @PRHLibrary #loveaudiobooks.

Hell of a Book
Author: Jason Mott
Read By: JD Jackson and Ronald Peet
“Mott’s poetic, cinematic novel tackles what it means to live in a country where Black people perpetually “live lives under the hanging sword of fear.” Absurdist metafiction doesn’t get much better.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Rock the Boat
Author: Beck Dorey-Stein
Read by: Kristen DiMercurio
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Old friends discover how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) when they reunite in their seaside hometown for one unforgettable summer—from the New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the Oval.

“A witty and endearing escape, a summertime must-read.”—Booklist

The Personal Librarian
“Every element of this blockbuster historical novel is compelling and revelatory. . .Benedict and Murray do splendidly right by Belle in this captivating and profoundly enlightening portrayal”—Booklist, starred review
Songs in Ursa Major
Author: Emma Brodie
Read by: Kristen Sieh
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“This superbly crafted debut novel immerses readers in a story of family, love, and music from the first page.”–Library Journal, starred review
The Damage
Author: Caitlin Wahrer
Read by: Soneela Nankani
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“A deeply humane and affecting psychological thriller by a debut author.”—Kirkus Reviews
The Disappearing Act
Author: Catherine Steadman
Read by: Catherine Steadman
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“This tale of Hollywood glamour, cruelty, and myth is sure to win Steadman new fans.”—Publishers Weekly

Click here to read more about these titles and find links to e-galleys on the PRH Library Marketing blog.

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