I’m sure a lot of you got new electronic devices for gifts these holidays and are now looking for items to listen to or read on them. The price of audiobooks and ebooks can add up quick. It might be time to visit your Digital Library if you got a new Kindle, Nook, tablet or cellphone.
I first started listening to audiobooks on my Zune about 2 years ago when I started my long commute to my new job. My local library branch has lots of audiobooks on CD and cassette tape but I get my audiobooks from the Download Library on the Monroe County Library website. The great thing about the Download library is that you can check out audiobooks from the comfort of your own home. You qill still need an active library card to check out items online.
In the last two years I listened to just over 70 audiobooks from the library. I found some really good ones and thought I’d share these recommendations with others so they have a place to start. These are all the audiobooks I rated a 5 (out of 5).
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- Thirteen Reasons Why
- The Hunger Games / Catching Fire
- The Help
- Beautiful Boy
- A Girl Named Zippy
- Bitter is the new Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
- Mindless Eating : Why We Eat More than We Think
- Born Round : The Secret History of a Full-time Eater
- Sky of Stone (3rd book in the Rocket Boys Series)
- We Bought a Zoo : The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever
- The Ride of Our Lives
I’d love to hear about other audiobooks or ebooks that you’ve enjoyed.