Friday, May 22, 2009

Popular authors in audio

Some of our latest audiobooks are from authors who have proved very popular on our regular fiction shelves. With Derby weekends upon us, what better time to find an interesting story to listen to while fishing?
Thanks for the memories by Ceclia Ahern. Irish novelist Ahern made a name for herself with her very touching story P.S., I love you. The reviews for this latest effort have not been as good, but as a light summer read, this one should fit the bill.
Honolulu by Alan Brennert is a Michener-esque story of Hawaii at the beginning of the 20th century. Lavish, meticulous details flesh out this tale of a Korean mail-order bride who must fend for herself when her promised rich husband turns out to be a drunk plantation worker.
The Lost Quilter is the 14th entry in the hugely popular Elm Creek Quilts series. In 1859, escaped slave Joanna hides at the Elm Creek farm with her son until she is captured, leaving the Bergstrom family to care for the child. 150 years later, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson discovers a cache of letters and Joanna's heirloom quilt - the only clues to what happened to Joanna and her son.
Escape From Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle is the sequel to Niven's acclaimed novel Inferno. Dead science fiction writer Allan Carpentier has escaped from the rings of Hell, but is determined to go back and rescue as many of his fellow damned as possible. Much like Dante's classic work, Carpentier's journey is peopled with famous names (perhaps a little more contemporary than those that appeared in the original 14th-century version).
So grab your herring, one of our new audiobooks, and your sunscreen (hooray!) and head out this weekend for a little Derby fishing!

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