Audiobook Month 2019

Karin, May 24 2019

We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, taking the kids to swimming or football, cooking – the list goes on!

But don’t despair! We have found the solution; audiobooks!
These books on CDs, playaways and downloadable books are the answer to every busy booklover’s book-despair.

Through the BorrowBox app you can download eAudiobooks straight to your phone, tablet or memory stick to enjoy on your way to work, while taking the dog for a walk or any time you want to read a book but adulthood is getting in the way.

From libraries you can borrow audiobooks on CDs, MP3 CDs or playaways – brilliant to use while doing housework or even on those long car journeys with the family.

There are audiobooks for everyone and there is so much choice!

CDs or MP3 CDs that you can put into a CD player or computer to listen to.

Playaways where all you need is an AAA battery and headphones and you’re good to go – the playaway is even small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, in your pocket or bag.

eAudiobooks from BorrowBox, that you can download straight into your phone and bring with you wherever you go.

All these different formats mean audiobooks are available to an even greater audience then it ever has been. From young children to elderly, from busy parents to not-as-busy-but-still-busy adults – there is something for everyone!

Not only do we have a wide range of audiobooks, eAudiobooks are free to download through the BorrowBox app too!
Children’s audiobooks, in all formats, are completely free for everyone and are brilliant on those long car journeys.

Are you more of a magazine or newspaper kind of person? Then you might be interested in one of our other great audio service available from libraries in Hampshire; National Talking Newspapers and Magazines!
This service is available for anyone that struggle reading printed text and all that one need to do is bring a USB stick into a Hampshire Library and us which of the 90+ titles you would like to have and it will be added to the memory stick for you to enjoy at home. It’s another amazing free service offered in libraries.

This year’s suggested reads are rather exciting, from thrillers to romance and from fantasy to non-fiction! This list is just adult fiction and non-fiction books, for the teen and children list; head over to our junior Audiobook Month 2019 blog!
Have a look through these titles, who knows, maybe you will find your next read!


18th abduction
Written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Read by Pat Starr
Format: CDs

When three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer must unravel the mystery of their disappearance. But what starts as a missing person case quickly escalates to a troubling murder investigation. As pressure at work mounts, Lindsay must rely on her husband Joe to support her at home. Yet Joe is pursuing a mysterious case himself, as a woman running from her past brings him terrifying information – the notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country has appeared on the streets of San Francisco. As Lindsay searches for the three missing women, a frightening new twist forces her and Joe’s investigations to collide. His mystery informant has gone missing, and all four abducted women are in grave danger. As shocking revelations emerge, Lindsay and Joe find themselves caught up in an international crime operation unlike anything they’ve seen before.


Terminal
Written by Kathy Reichs
Read by Cristin Milioti
Format: eAudiobook
Terminal

A terrifying new Virals adventure for Tory Brennan – great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan – and the Virals team as they come face to face with their greatest enemy. Tory Brennan and the Virals are forced to confront the existence of a rival pack – The Trinity – who wants them off the scene – declaring war by engraving ‘One Territory. One Pack’ on a local landmark. What’s more this pack’s powers seem stronger and their eyes glow red rather than golden when they flare.
Chance Claybourne, who now owns his father’s pharmaceutical company, shares The Trinity’s powers – he accidentally infected himself and his ex-lab tech Will Speckman. Chance claims he’s on Virals’ side but can they trust him? And if Speckman is one of The Trinity, who are the other two?
As the tension mounts between the two packs an even greater threat looms. Covert government agents are closing in on them, determined to find out exactly how their powers work, to experiment on them. Have The Trinity pack given them Virals to save themselves? Or are both packs at risk?


The Library of Lost and Found
Written by Phaedra Patrick
Read by Sarah Borges
Format: eAudiobook
The Library of Lost and Found

Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people—though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.

All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend—her grandmother Zelda—who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heart-warming reminder that even the quietest life has the potential to be extraordinary.


Into the World
Written by Stephanie Parkyn
Read by Ulli Birvé
Format: eAudiobook
Into the World

1791. In the midst of the French Revolution, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before entrusting him to her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. She must escape, and only the most daring plan will bring her both the anonymity she needs and the independence to return one day for her son.
Marie-Louise disguises herself as a man and joins a voyage of exploration employed as a steward on the Recherche, one of two ships commissioned to journey to the Great Southern Ocean to find the missing explorer La Perouse.
Inspired by a true story, Into the World is a compelling novel of the amazing life of Marie-Louise Girardin battling perilous seas, her own self-doubt, and finding unforeseen loves on a journey to reclaim her child.


After you left
Written by Carol Mason
Read by Elizabeth Knowelden
Format: MP3 CD

When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a cryptic note, Alice is left alone and bewildered, her life in pieces. Then she meets Evelyn, a visitor to the gallery where she works. It’s a seemingly chance encounter, but Alice gradually learns that Evelyn has motives, and a heartbreaking story, of her own. And that story has haunting parallels with Alice’s life. As Alice delves into the mystery of why Justin left her, the questions are obvious. But the answers may lie in the most unlikely of places.


Something to Tell You
Written by Lucy Diamond
Read by Clare Wille
Format eAudiobook
Something to Tell You


15 minutes to happiness: easy, everyday exercises to help you be the best you can be
Written by Richard Nicholls
Read by Richard Nicholls
Format: Playaway

Through his incredibly popular podcast, Motivate Yourself, registered psychotherapist Richard Nicholls set out to cut through some of the myths and misconceptions about self-help and offer effective solutions to real-life problems. In his first book, Nicholls looks at the science behind what works and what doesn’t when it comes to making ourselves happy. He discusses how little changes to our thoughts, emotions, lifestyle, attitude, self-esteem, health and social interaction can dramatically improve our lives, and includes easy 15-minute tasks to integrate into your day that are proven to help with happiness and wellbeing.


Big week
Written by James Holland
Read by Charles Armstrong
Format: CDs

During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this monumental air assault very quickly became known simply as Big Week. Following the fortunes of pilots, aircrew and civilians from both sides, ‘Big Week’ is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war, one that culminated in the largest air battle ever witnessed.


Mary Queen of Scots
Written by John Guy
Read by Jan Cramer
Format eAudiobook
Mary Queen of Scots

Who was the real Mary Queen of Scots? The most enigmatic ruler of England lived a life of incredible drama and turmoil: crowned Queen of Scotland at nine months old, and Queen of France at sixteen years, she grew up in the crosshairs of Europe’s political battles to become Queen Elizabeth’s arch rival.This audiobook tells the story of the fraught and dangerous relationship between these two women of incredible charisma and power – a relationship that began with both seeking a political settlement, but which led them down a path of danger, from which only one could emerge victorious.


Dare Not Linger; The Presidential Years
Written by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa
Read by Adrian Lester
Format: eAudiobook
Dare Not Linger


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