Saturday, July 7, 2007

And yet more audio

I'm a fan of Bill Bryson's funny, understated writing. His two most recent books - In a Sunburned Country (2000) and A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003) - have been very popular. He has finally turned his insightful eye upon himself and penned a memoir of his middle-class, Midwest, mid-century childhood. Baby boomers, fans of nostalgia, and anyone who likes an interesting story will enjoy The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. Our audio version, brand-new on the shelf, is read by the author himself.

If, for some sad reason, you are unable to get to Europe this year (or any year), but are dying to experience 'The Grand Tour' around the continent, then how about an aural voyage? Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, takes you on a picturesque tour of Europe with A Year in the World. Close your eyes and drift along with Mayes as she takes you through Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, Greece and Turkey. She even dips down into Northern Africa. Vicariously encounter the sights, smells, and sounds of different cultures through her observations.

Fans of the Jack Reacher novels will be glad to know that not only do we have the latest installment of Lee Child's thrilling series on the shelves, we also have the unabridged audio version as well. Bad Luck and Trouble promises to be just as suspenseful and entertaining as the rest of the series.

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