Book Hunters in Brief #87: Better on Audio

For some, the notion that an audiobook could offer a more satisfying experience than the print version is sacrilegious, if not actual grounds for divorce, institutionalization and/or immediate revocation of membership in the Tuesday Night Book & Chardonnay-Tasting Club. But there are any number of valid reasons that an audiobook could be better: an exceptional performance by a voice actor, for instance, or a lyrical text written more for the ear than the eye, or just a book of particularly dense prose. I, for one, might have actually passed sophomore Am. Lit. (thus changing the trajectory of my entire life) had I known Henry James' Turn of the Screw could be had on CD.

This week, Book Hunters in Brief has some suggestions for the hardcore print partisans.

For Kids:

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle

For Young Adults:

Slam by Nick Hornby

Beat the Band by Don Calame

For Adults:

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

If you're still not convinced, try cleaning the gutters or driving to work while reading a book...Wait. On second thought, DON'T. Just get it on audio. Finally, don't forget, that we have a great selection of downloadable eAudiobooks available 24/7/365 at eHCPL.

Visit Book Hunters for a customized reading list of your very own.