If you haven’t tried an audiobook lately, you should give one a listen. We carry books on CD which are great for car rides, but we also have Playaways, an MP3 format that comes with its own player! These are great for anywhere and very discreet!
Why do we love audiobooks? They are the best of both worlds! Not only do you get to read an awesome story but you get an entertaining performance to go with it. You would be surprised at how many well-known actors and actresses have lent their talent (and voices) to bring an audiobook to life! Here are a few of our current favorites! Have a book you would love to read, but aren’t sure if it is available as an audiobook? Just ask us at the children’s desk! We are happy to help find it!
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
This story follows seven girls at a Victorian boarding school as they try to cover up the untimely death of their headmistress. Perfect blend of humor, mystery, and historical fiction. The narrator for this book does an excellent job of bringing out the distinct personality Berry gave each character which makes the book that much more entertaining!
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Set in 1905 Czarist Russia, Elena’s family has been torn apart. Her father is dead, her mother is dying, and her brothers have just been taken into the Tsar’s army. Then a train shows up with a young noble girl named Ekaterina. Both girls’ lives take an adventurous turn that includes mistaken identity and an appearance from the witch, Baba Yaga. Because the narrator is amazing, every bit of Maguire’s humor and wit is brought to life in a way that anyone of any age will get and enjoy!
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Felicity Pickle and her mother are new to Midnight Gulch, TN. The town was once magic, according to legend, and Felicity and her friend Jonah are bound and determined to bring it back. The narrator’s voice fits these characters perfectly, pulling the listener into this tale of friendship, family, and a little magic.