Library staff members recommend these audiobooks to make the miles fly by - whether you're traveling to work or to Tahiti.

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Adults and Kids | Mystery and Suspense | General Fiction | Nonfiction

Adults and Kids Will Enjoy

The Boggart and The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper. J Fiction. Cassette.
Recommended for ages 8+. Reader has fun Scottish accent.

The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Recommended for ages 8+. Read by Levar Burton - great.

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Recommended for ages 10+. 

Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord, and Inkspell (very intense) by Cornelia Funke. J Fiction. CD.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. J Fiction. CD.
Recommended for ages 9+; read by Lynn Redgrave.

Marley and Me: Life and love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan. 636.752. CD. 
A wonderful family story.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Fiction. CD. 
Read by Sissy Spacek. Really well done, great for family traveling.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Recommended for ages 8+.

A Corner of the Universe by Ann Martin. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Recommended for ages 9+. Read by Judith Ivey (very good reader).

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit. J Fantasy. Cassette.
Recommended for ages 10+.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Y Fiction Fantasy. CD.
Older teens; violent.

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Recommended for ages 10+.

Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck. J Fiction. CD.
Great story for the whole family.

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Fiction/Fantasy, adult and children's. CD; Cassette. 
Jim Dale is amazing.

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. J Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Tim Curry is unbeatable.

Mystery and Suspense

The Big Dig by Linda Barnes. Mystery. Cassette.

The Cat Who.. mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Middle-school kids might enjoy.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Fiction. CD; Cassette.
The suspense was a great escape during many hundreds of miles on uninteresting roads.

Chill Factor by Sandra Brown. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

Harlan Coben. Mysteries. CD; Cassette.

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum mysteries.

Dark Harbor by David Hosp. Fiction. CD.
Got to love a local mystery.

P. D. James. Mysteries. CD; Cassette.

The Alibi by Joseph Kanon. Fiction. CD.

The Husband by Dean Koontz. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

Alexander McCall Smith. Number One Ladies Detective Agency series. Mysteries. CD; Cassette.
Very good reader.

General Fiction

Paul Auster novels. Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Most read by the author.

We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg. Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Read by the author.

Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Fiction. Cassette.

The Bee Season by Myla Goldberg. Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Read by the author. Spellbinding.

Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith. Fiction. Cassette.
Read by the author, a former actress. All her books are fun listening.

A Simple Habana Melody by Oscar Hijuelos. Fiction. Cassette.

The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Fiction. Cassette.

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Fiction. Cassette.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

Any and all of the Alexander McCall Smith books. Fiction and Mysteries. CD; Cassette. 
The readers are first rate and the fare wholesome but interesting.

The World Below by Sue Miller. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Fiction. CD; Cassette.
Great to listen to.

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Fiction. CD; Cassette.

Anything by P.G. Wodehouse. Fiction, CD; Cassette.

"I have listened to all of Jane Austen's and Edith Wharton's novels, and I greatly enjoyed having them read to me."


Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith by Martha Beck. 289.3. CD.

Bill Bryson's works: humor, travel, memoir, popular science. CD; Cassette.
Most read by the author.

Where God Was Born: A Journey By Land to the Roots of Religion by Bruce Feiler. 200. CD.
Read by the author, this book is an engrossing travelogue of the lands of the Bible. 

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. CD; Cassette. 153.44.
Read by the author.

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr. 759.5. CD; Cassette.

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. 610.92. CD. 
Great as an audiobook read by the author who tells of his experience with Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti.

1776 by David McCullough. 973.3. CD; Cassette.
Read by the author. A great listen.

Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. 973.3. CD; Cassette.
Read by the author.

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. 817. CD; Cassette.
Read by the author.

Self Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent. 305.31.
Love an author who reads own work.

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick. 973.2. CD.

"Biographies are the best for me, as I do not need to keep track of too many characters while driving."

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth by Leigh Montville. 796.357/Ruth. CD.

Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers. 782.42164/Sinatra. CD; Cassette.

For sports fans:

Teammates by David Halberstam. 796.357. CD; Cassette.

Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season by Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King. 796.357. CD; Cassette.

"The kind of book you think you want to read but it's too long and hard, such as:"

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. 303.4. CD; Cassette.

A History of God: The 4000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong. 202. CD; Cassette.

The Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. 394.12. CD.

December 2006