I must update you on the project that BBC Audiobooks America is coordinating with Twitter users and Neil Gaiman. Before I begin. Mr. Gaiman tweeted the first line of the story yesterday. ‘Sam was brushing her hair when the girl in the mirror put down the hairbrush, smiled & said, “We don’t love you anymore.”’
This set off a flurry of activity on Twitter. You can review the synopsis of the story thus far on the BBC Audiobooks America blog. I managed to squeeze in two tweets that were included. There is still time for you to join in!
There is a little something for everyone this week in audiobooks! Self-help, suspense, non-fiction, and science fiction titles are all included in our sampling for this week.
I think I made it clear that I am a Michael Connelly fan last week. This week, he released 9 Dragons, read by Len Cariou, and I can’t wait to read it! LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is back with a case that takes him half way around the world looking for answers. I can’t wait to go with him!
Deepak Chopra’s Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: the author reads How to Create a New You. Chopra discusses the connection between mind and body in his latest alternative medicine text. He puts forth techniques to renew and reconnect with your inner self.
I know that Chopra’s books are extremely popular, but I must admit to never having read one. I am, unfortunately, famous for buying self-help books and then not reading them. I’m hoping that my mind/body/soul/emotions will improve by the mere proximity of the texts.
And Another Thing… (Hitchhiker’s Guide Series #6) by Eoin Colfer and read by Simon Jones picks up the wonderful series created by Douglas Adams and furthers the adventures of Arthur Dent, the accidental participant in travels around the galaxy with Ford Prefect, writer for the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
The series is preposterous and wonderful and I will undoubtedly be found laughing hysterically in the grocery aisle as I listen to it. (A small warning in case my next entry comes to you from the mental hospital)
The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump and narrated by Samantha Mathis is basically more money in the Trump family pockets. Personally, I don’t care to read about the businesswoman, ex-model daughter of zillionaire Donald Trump. She works for him and makes loads more money than the rest of us.
As a side note: The Audiobook of the Month on iTunes for October is Stephen King’s Carrie. Just before Halloween… coincidence?