Month: September 2009

Audio Book Releases | The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Others!

T here are tons of new titles available this week in audiobooks. It’s finally here! You may have read that The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is one of my favorite books. Well, after a six year wait, she has finally released a new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry (read by Bianca Amato) and it’s out this week on audiobook. I consider myself very lucky to have received an advance copy of Her Fearful Symmetry. Last week, I struggled with the urge to rush through the story. I wanted so badly to find out what would happen next… Yet...

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A New Kind of Audio Book – The Death of Bunny Munro

N ick Cave is a musician an author. Twenty years ago, he released his first novel before moving on with his music career. This month, his new book, The Death of Bunny Munro is not only available in print and audiobook; it has an iPhone app that presents the story in an interesting way. Let’s start with the premise. Bunny Munro deals with the death of his wife by taking his young son on a road trip as he continues his job as a door-to-door salesman. Bunny peddles his beauty products as well as his sexual services. Then things...

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Banned Books Week: Are You Listening to a Controversial Audio Book?

This week, September 26-October 3, 2009, is Banned Books Week. This is an annual event in the US, celebrating the freedom to read. During this week, attention is drawn to the damage caused by censorship as well as attempts to ban books in the US. These challenges are usually thwarted by libraries, teachers, and other community members. Whether you live in the US or not, please take a moment to appreciate the importance of literature and your freedom to choose any book or audiobook to read, learn from, and enjoy. Classics: No books are safe from being challenged. Several...

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Audio Book Author Spotlight: Dennis Lehane

D ennis Lehane is the author of some incredible works of fiction. You may be surprised to realize that you recognize some of his titles – they were made into major motion pictures. Check out some of his titles available on audiobook… Mystic River: You may have seen the award-winning movie, Mystic River, with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. What you may not know, is that it was based on an award winning novel by Dennis Lehane (narrated by David Strathairn). This is the first of Lehane’s novels that I read. It is the story of three boys who...

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Audio Book Bestsellers | The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and Others!

As expected, The Lost Symbol continues to be the bestselling audiobook. For those who have already read it or are just not interested, here are some other suggestions from the bestseller’s list. If you haven’t picked up your copy of FREE: The Future of a Radical Price written and read by Chris Anderson, what are you waiting for? It’s free on Audible right now! This interesting take on current business strategy suggests that companies can profit more by giving things away. I downloaded it back in July, when it was first released and it really is fascinating. Download it...

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