Quick Picks from CMCL

July 8, 2013

Off the Shelf: Road Trip-Worthy Audiobooks For All Ages

Filed under: Books, Kids, Spoken Word, Teens — cmclreads @ 10:00 am

Are you gearing up for a road trip this summer? Do you need ideas for some great audiobooks to help pass the time while on the road? Check out the following recommendations for kids, teens and adults! – Carly @ Adult Services

— For Kids

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Jerry Spinelli.
This Newbery Honor books tells the story of an eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Follow ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, as he escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father– the renowned band leader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Join young Charlie Bucket on his adventure inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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— For Teens
Steampunk! : an anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories / edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant.
A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
In a world where some people are born with a unique and sometimes uncanny gift, Katsa was certainly no exception. At an early age, she demonstrated an uncomfortable gift for killing. This makes her the perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa. But Katsa detests being used and decides to stand against the injustice surrounding her.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The story of young Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. He has fallen in love with beautiful Victoria Forester and in order to win her hand, he must retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to her.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with Augustus Waters at a cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

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— For Adults
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
A tour of key historic sites in America where incidents of political violence have occurred reveals lesser-known points of interest pertaining to each and shares information about how history has been shaped by popular culture and tourism.

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Humorous essays about Sedarisʼ upbringing in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, his time working odd jobs in New York City, and his efforts to live in France without speaking the French language.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
A novel that spans fifty years. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
British agent George Smiley hunts for a mole in the Secret Service and begins his epic game of international chess with his Soviet counterpart, an agent named Karla.

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