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A Time to Reflect

Let Every Nation Know

 

Hear President Kennedy’s words on these recordings of his most famous speeches:

 

Fall into These Audios

With the fall season in full swing, it’s time to get in the mood for one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. But before the big dinner and catching up with family and friends, I know many of you will be in the same boat as I am – spending a lot of time traveling or running countless errands in order to get ready for the big day.

No matter what your holiday plans are, a cozy audio will keep you feeling warm inside and out as you pass the time. The audios below are only a small sampling of the selection HCPL has to offer in cozy mysteries and fall-themed fiction. What is your favorite thing to listen to when fall comes around? 

Satisfying the Post-Halloween Sweet Tooth

Still have a sweet tooth from trick or treating last night? 

It doesn't matter if  you ate your entire stash last night or are trying to stay away from said stash - here are some super-sweet audios sure that much like candy, will have you utterly addicted! 

 

On the Edge of Scary

OK, I admit it.  I am a bit faint of heart when it comes to scary stories.  But I still enjoy a good mystery this time of year, something that takes me into the Halloween spirit but leaves me able to sleep through the night. 

Here are some choices that are not quite horror but will still send a chill down your spine:

Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin – a serial killer on the loose in London

Spooky Listens for October

One of my favorite things about October is busting out just the right spooky audiobook to get me in the Halloween spirit. There’s just something about taking an already terrifying book, then adding the right narrator and sound effects to make it an even more hair-raising experience.


Be warned – the titles below are not for the faint heart so listen if you dare!

The Silent Girl

I took a road trip recently and listened to The Silent Girl on the way. On a rooftop, Boston PD Det. Jane Rizzoli finds a woman’s body with a slit throat and a severed hand. Upon investigation, the unknown woman’s death seems to be related to a 19 year old Chinatown murder/suicide. Nineteen years ago a cook, Wu Weimin supposedly shot his coworker, three customers, and himself in the Red Phoenix restaurant.  Rizzoli , with the help of a new associate, explores the culture and history of Chinatown to find out what really happened.  I enjoyed this entry in the Rizzoli and Isles series.  The mystery is a bit predictable but the characters are fun.

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Set in the early days of the Great Depression, this novel by Anton DiSclafani introduces Thea Atwell as she is deported from her protected home and family to a secluded horseback riding camp for rich girls.  While it is apparent that Thea has done something she and her parents consider terrible, this tragic incident is revealed slowly.  There is a lot of suspense in this story, though it’s not a suspense story in the usual sense.  This is a mystery without a dead body. 

Celebrate the Freedom to Read with Audios

Every year, book communities across the nation get together to celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Created in 1982, Banned Books Week aims to create a discussion about censorship and the value of free, open access to information. For more information, check out Banned Books Week and the American Library Association.

Football Season

I Beat the OddsThe weather is not yet crisp and cool, but football season has started nonetheless.  Here are some fiction and nonfiction audiobooks featuring football players and coaches to bring on the team spirit:

The Cutting Season

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