There are a few new entries on the list of bestselling audiobooks this week. Let’s take a look at what’s on the list… It’s no surprise that The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (narrated by Paul Michael) is still at number one. I got caught up in the hype and bought the book, but have yet to read it.
I liked The Da Vinci Code; it was unique. The writing, however, was just fair. I’ll get to it, but I’m not in a rush. I am so excited to see Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel by Audrey Niffenegger (read by Bianca Amato) at number two on the list! I LOVE this book. It explores relationships between family members in a way that is, at times literally, haunting. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. You won’t be sorry.
At number three on the bestseller list is An Echo in the Bone: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon (read by Davina Porter). This is the seventh installment in the popular Outlander saga which mixes time travel with historical fiction.
I haven’t read any of these books, but this entry takes place during the Revolutionary War and integrates famous historical figures into the plot. I’m curious…
Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government by Glenn Beck (read by Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Steve Burguiere) gives readers all the ammunition they need to win arguments with people who loudly voice uninformed opinions about everything from gun control to the UK health care system. With the plethora of misinformation available on the web, this may just be a very useful tool.
At number five we find Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford (narrated by Eric Conger). I have actually just started reading this one! Virgil Flowers is extremely likeable. This outing finds Flowers investigating the murder of a high profile woman who was shot while staying at a “women only” resort. I’d like to tell you more, but that’s as far as I have read and I’m not going to spoil it for myself by looking for more info!
And finally, at number six, is The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (read by Jonathan Davis and the author). As Anderson Lake scours the streets of Bangkok for obscure foodstuffs, he encounters Emiko, a Windup Girl. Emiko is an engineered life form, not human. The novel explores a strange future where calories are legal tender and bioterrorism is a tool for corporations to generate profit. This is on my “maybe” list. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear what you thought.
I’ll have to decide whether to give in and read The Lost Symbol after Rough Country… but I just got the new Margaret Atwood from the library. So many books… so little time…