Friday, March 4, 2011

Audiobooks for Spring Break!

Going somewhere for Spring Break?  For you commuters or anyone about to take a long road trip, the Dick Smith Library has a growing collection of audiobooks in CD format, with many audiobooks still available in cassette format. They are located on the lower level of the library, just to the right in the Audiovisual Collection area as you exit the elevator or the stairs. You can check them out for four weeks; plenty of time to take them on a vacation (just be sure you don't lose any of the pieces!).

Here's a post on how to search the library catalog for audiobooks. You can create lists for mysteries, historical fiction, or your favorite author, for example.  

If you're in RDG301, Children's Literature, don't forget that you need to read five novels or chapter books for your investigation project! Spring Break is a great time to do this, and if you will be on the road part of that time, listening to an audiobook makes the travel time pass more quickly. Here is a list of 50 audiobooks that might work for this assignment.

Here are some of our newest titles (click the links to check availability):

GE197 .F75 2008C - Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. - winner of 2009 Audie Awards for Nonfiction and for Politics.

PN1991.77 .P73 E54 2008 - English Majors with Garrison Keillor - winner of the 2009 Audie Award for Audiobook Adaptation, it's a collection of humorous skits.

PQ4863 .A3894 V613 2008 - Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri - 2009 Audie Award winner for Mystery and Suspense.

PS3552 .O932 W66 2009B - The Women by T. Coraghessan Boyle - fascinating fiction about the four loves of (in)famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

PS3561 .I483 D86 2008B - Duma Key by Stephen King - a thriller by the master of horror, it was the co-winner of the 2009 Audie Award for Fiction.

PS3611 .O74927 S93 2010B - The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova - a tale of art, love, and a passion for painting by the bestselling author of The Historian.

PS3619 .T636 H45 2009B - The Help by Kathryn Stockett - winner of the 2010 Audie Award for fiction, this audiobook is voiced by four fabulous readers who bring to life two black maids and the white society they work for in early 1960s Mississippi.

QA76.2.P38 A3 2008 - The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow - 2009 Audie Award winner for Biography/Memoir and a runner-up for the Audie Award for Personal Development.


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