Friday, June 15, 2012

Adult Audiobooks For Teens

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

This is Audiobook Month and to celebrate this occassion, we will be publishing bibliographies to highlight our collection.  This bibliography is tittled "Adult Audiobooks for Teens". These audiobooks are available both in our collection at the Library and many of them are available in downloadable audio.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Bradley, Alan
Read by Entwistle, Jayne
2011-01 - Random House Audio
9780307914200 CHECK CATALOG

It is the summer of 1950-and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.
For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. "I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn't. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life."

"From the Trade Paperback edition." …More

The Mists of Avalon
The Mists of Avalon
By Bradley, Marion Zimmer
1987-05 - Del Rey Books
9780345350497 CHECK CATALOG

A Literary Guild Featured Alternate
Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come....

In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country
By Bryson, Bill
Read by Bryson, Bill
2000-06 - Random House Audio
9780553502596 CHECK CATALOG

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion up, down and over the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime bestseller A Walk in the Woods. Now he has traveled around the world and all the way "Down Under" to Australia, a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on this planet. In a Sunburned Country is a deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder and unflagging curiosity.
Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. Despite being the most desiccated, infertile and climactically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the ten most deadly poisonous snakes on the planet, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, seashells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish.
Wherever Bryson goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted and unfailingly obliging -- the beaming products of a land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. …More

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
By Clarke, Susanna
Read by Prebble, Simon
2004-11 - MacMillan Audio
9781593977412 CHECK CATALOG

A BookPage Notable Title
Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that it leaves readers longing for more.

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
Read by McCormick, Carolyn
2008-10 - Scholastic
9780545091022 CHECK CATALOG

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. …More

The Onion Girl
The Onion Girl
By de Lint, Charles
Read by Reading, Kate
2008-12 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781433247699 CHECK CATALOG

In Newford, where myths walk clothed in modern shapes, only the paintings of young Jilly Coppercorn capture the hidden beings that dwell in the citys shadows. But now, a dark secret from Jillys past has come to claim her. …More

The Geographer's Library
The Geographer's Library
By Fasman, Jon
2005-02 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780143057239 CHECK CATALOG

In this brilliant debut, competing visions of an obscure professor's life take a young reporter from a sleepy New England town to the heart of an international smuggling ring that may hold the secret to eternal life. Unabridged. 12 CDs. …More

The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair
By Fforde, Jasper
2009-12 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780143145707 CHECK CATALOG

The "New York Times" bestseller is the first in a series of outlandishly clever adventures featuring the resourceful, fearless literary detective Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative. …More

Good Omens
Good Omens
By Gaiman, Neil
Author Pratchett, Terry
Performed by Jarvis, Martin
2009-11 - HarperAudio
9780061735813 CHECK CATALOG

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. …More

The Cookbook Collector
The Cookbook Collector
By Goodman, Allegra
2010-07 - Random House Audio
9780307736840 CHECK CATALOG

Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare-book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. Bi-coastal, surprising, rich in ideas and characters, this work is about getting and spending, and about the substitutions one must make. …More

Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
By Guterson, David
1995-09 - Vintage Books
9780679764021 CHECK CATALOG

San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder.
In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries -- memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense -- but one that leaves us shaken and changed. …More

The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
By Kidd, Sue Monk
Read by Lamia, Jenna
2010-02 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780143145554 CHECK CATALOG

Unabridged CDs, 8 CDs, 10 hours
Read by Jenna Lamia
Now a major motion picture starring Queen Latifa, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Sophie Okonedo.

The Language of Bees
The Language of Bees
By King, Laurie R.
2009-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410416155 CHECK CATALOG

In a case that will push their relationship to the breaking point, Mary Russell must help reverse the greatest failure of her legendary husband's storied past--a painful and personal defeat that still has the power to sting...this time fatally. …More

The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
By Kingsolver, Barbara
Read by Robertson, Dean
2010-09 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455800933 CHECK CATALOG

"The Poisonwood Bible" is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it--from garden seeds to Scripture--is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters--the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility.
Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and thebreathtaking possibilities of human hope, "The Poisonwood Bible" possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers. …More

Life of Pi
Life of Pi
By Martel, Yann
Read by Marshall, Alexander
Read by Woodman, Jeff
2012-05 - Highbridge Company
9781611748758 CHECK CATALOG

This brilliant fabulist novel combines the delight of Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the metaphysical adventure of "Jonah and the Whale," as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a tiger. …More

By McCullough, David
2005-05 - Simon & Schuster
9780743226714 CHECK CATALOG

A BookPage Notable Title
Twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "Truman" and "John Adams," McCullough returns with the story of the Revolutionary War--a book certain to be another landmark in the literature of American history.

The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
By Niffenegger, Audrey
2008-05 - Highbridge Company
9781598877373 CHECK CATALOG

The love story of Henry and Claire whose lives are punctuated by Henry's disappearance to different points in time--sometimes even back to visit Claire as a young woman. When Henry meets Claire, he is twenty-eight, and she is twenty. He's a hip, handsome librarian; she is an art student with Botticelli hair. Henry has never met Claire before; Claire has known Henry since she was six... …More

By Nix, Garth
Read by Curry, Tim
2008-10 - Listening Library
9780739368251 CHECK CATALOG

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There, she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life - and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. …More

By Pattou, Edith
2005-05 - Harcourt Brace and Company
9780152052218 CHECK CATALOG

A young woman goes to the ends of the earth--and beyond--to rescue the man she loves in this sweeping epic that was named an ALA Notable Book and "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. Includes a reader's guide and author interview. …More

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
By Roach, Mary
Performed by Burr, Sandra
2011-05 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455832606 CHECK CATALOG

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can?t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout from space? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. …More

The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
By Sebold, Alice
Read by Sebold, Alice
2009-09 - Hachette Audio
9781600248429 CHECK CATALOG

From the author of the stunning memoir, "Lucky, " comes a fiction debut narrated from heaven. Starting with the first chapter, 14-year-old Susie Salmon recounts her rape and murder and watches her family as they cope with their grief. Unabridged. …More

The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
By Tan, Amy
1989-03 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399134203 CHECK CATALOG

In 1949 four Chinese women-drawn together by the shadow of their past-begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and 'say' stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. …More

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