Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Give a listen-June is audiobook month

In a recent article in Publisher’s Weekly( March 26, 2012) writer Maris Kreizman  had several suggestions for introducing audiobooks to new users; she recommended books with celebrity(actors or otherwise) narrators ( Johnny Depp reading Keith Richard’s Life) and Patti Smith (narrating her own memoir Just Kids)  as possibilities.  Mountain View has many recent titles with well-known narrators which may pique the listener’s interest.

Diane Keaton explored her mother’s journals to relate her own life and her family’s in Then again (CD 791.4202 KEATON). Versatile John Lithgow chronicled his life and career in Drama: an actor’s education (CD 792.028 LITHGOW).  Writer/columnist Lisa Scottoline teamed up with her daughter Francesca to read essays they’d written on their mother-daughter relationship in Best friends, occasional enemies (CD 818.5402 Scottoline).  In Greater journey (CD 920.0092 McCullough) author David McCullough and actor Edward Hermann detailed the lives of nineteenth century Americans whose exposure to Paris  ultimately changed America.

Coming soon with author/narrators: Stephen King’s Wind through the keyhole (CD FICTION KING), Judy Collin’s memoir Sweet Judy blue eyes (CD 781.4609 COLLINS) and Anna Quindlen’s  Lots of candles, plenty of cake (CD 813.54 Quindlen).

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