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Audio books for the whole family

It’s almost Thanksgiving … and for a lot of us, that means piling the family in the car for a little (or not so little) roadtrip. What better to keep the family entertained than a good audio book? We have a wide variety available, with something for everyone, but here are some that appeal to a broad range of ages:

 

  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis.  Spanning seven books, the world of Narnia provides plenty of adventures for everyone.
  • Princess Ben, Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Alone, miserable, and locked in a castle tower, Princess Ben discovers the power of magic. Can she use it to save herself… and her kingdom?
  • The First Four Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura is all grown up and with a husband baby of her own, but life on the prairie hasn’t gotten easier – or less exciting.
  • Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. From his first year at Hogwarts all the way to his last, we have all of Harry’s adventures in audio format!
  • Heist Society, Ally Carter. Katarina has been raised from infancy to be a master thief. Now she’s a teenager, and it’s her dad that’s in trouble. Can she use her skills to pull off an impossible task?

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Book review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery

Adult Fiction, audiobook

This is a deceptive book. The back cover blurb makes it sound like an off-beat, sarcastic romp through a posh Parisian neighborhood, but the first half of the book reads more like the  philosophical musings of a middle-aged, largely solitary autodidact and a twelve-year-old child too serious for her years. And the ending … well, you’ll have to find out about the ending on your own, but suffice it to say: this book has a trick up its sleeve.

But as the plot slowly unfolds, you grow to care for Renèe and Paloma and the surprising people in their lives – especially the ones who see through the outer shell of the inconspicuous among us and recognize the person beneath.

The book is pleasantly read by the quietly sarcastic voice of Barbara Rosenblat as Renèe and the clear, direct voice of Cassandra Morris as Paloma.

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