Amazing Audiobooks

Hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend? Try listening to an audiobook.

If you liked Tina Fey’s Bossypants or Amy Pohler’s Yes Please, then you might enjoy Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. In this smart, funny memoir, the Emmy-nominated writer and actress shares her observations on a wide range of topics, from favorite male archetypes and her hatred of dieting to her loving relationship with her mother and the haphazard creative process in the writer’s room of The Office. Listen to a sample by clicking on the link below.

I’ve written elsewhere about how much I enjoyed reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and the audiobook version is excellent, too. Neil Gaiman narrates so well that the audiobook won the AudioFile Earphones Award. And at just five hours and 48 minutes, it’s the perfect length for a short weekend trip. It’s currently available for checkout as a book on CD or on hoopla, or you can put a hold on the OverDrive version.

Ever since I listened to the audiobook sample on Kentucky Libraries Unbound, I’ve been really excited to listen to Lincoln in the Bardo, a first novel by acclaimed short-story writer George Saunders. The audiobook includes a cast of 166 narrators—that’s right, 166!—including Nick Offerman. Lincoln in the Bardo traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th president after the death of his 11-year-old son. The book on CD is currently available, or place a hold on the digital audiobook.

Want more audiobook recommendations?

Come to Amazing Audiobooks on Thursday, May 25th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 

Enter to win an awesome set of BOSE headphones when you join us at various listening stations full of audiobooks that have been recommended for adults, teens, and families based on narration and story. Test drive the audiobook and see if it suits you, then check it out.