It’s that time of year when all of us tend to say, “Where has the summer gone? How is it flying by so quickly?!” And if you’re a librarian or book-lover, a common complaint is: “But I still have so many summer reads on my list!” Remind patrons that audiobooks can help.
Whether stuck in beach traffic, lounging on the porch, commuting to work, exercising outside, or cooking in the kitchen, listening to audiobooks is the perfect way to tackle our ever-growing TBR lists. Luckily, summer’s hottest blockbusters provide much-needed audio escapes.
Here are 9 picks to heat up headphones and fill patrons’ beach bags this summer…
King is known for bringing Evanovich series to vivid life, whether it’s the irresistible Stephanie Plum or the multiple characters of the Lizzy and Diesel series also co-written by Sutton. King says, “One of the wonderful things about narrating a series is getting to know the characters so well that they become like family.” Audio praise for King:
“…delivers her usual outstanding performance.”—Library Journal (Takedown Twenty)
“King’s outstanding narration flavors this mystery and brings out its humor.”—AudioFile (Tricky Twenty-Two)
The fifth Fox and O’Hare listen is read once again by fan favorite Scott Brick who consistently receives raves for the series:
“Scott Brick is such an outstanding narrator.”
—AudioFile Earphones Award (The Heist)
“Brick brings the perfect tone to his narration, walking the line between suspense and comedy, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats…”—Publishers Weekly (The Chase)
A thrilling listen based on actual events (perfect for Erik Larson fans), about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game. All the central facts of the case are real and the audiobook features a cast of infamous historical characters in the Gilded Age of New York.
“A thought-provoking, suspenseful novel, surprising in its focus, like Matthew Pearl’s The Technologists…”—Booklist
For patrons who love to listen while they cook, or who want to make a trip to the beach more delicious, this captivating audiobook that takes listeners on a trip between The French Riviera, spring 1936 and New York, present day is a great addition to any audio menu.
“Marno’s impeccable accents bring authenticity to the women’s stories, which focus on both culinary skills and love…full of art, family bickering, and of course, fabulous food—fully enjoyable.”—AudioFile
A heart-stirring summer listen with two actresses behind the mic to breathe life into sisters Josie and Meredith Garland.
“Narrators Catherine Taber and Emily Foster give a compelling performance as two sisters struggle to move through a family tragedy that has impacted their lives and their fragile relationship with each other.”—AudioFile Earphones Award