Resource of the Month: Audiobook recommendations

NoveListJust in time for summer roadtrips and yardwork with headphones, your library card entitles you to audiobook recommendations whenever and wherever you want.

Here’s how to find them:

Go to nclive.org. Under the heading “Browse”, click “Books & Literature”, then click the link for NoveList Plus. At that point you’ll be prompted to choose your library and enter your 14-digit library card number.

See a previous blog post about this readers’ advisory service and what you’ll discover there, or simply dive into audiobook heaven. Browse to your heart’s content or head for lists at the far right. There are “must-listens” for teens, children, and adults; award-winning audiobooks; and genre titles.

Click on a book icon or title to get the full record with an array of nice features… Note that you can set limits in your searches such as “read by author” and “witty” within Audio Characteristics. Titles shown have links for “listen-alikes” and “author read-alikes”, reviews from Goodreads and AudioFile, and some include audio samples.

When you identify books you want to listen to, be sure to check our library catalog for availability. Audiobooks are available from the library on CD and in digital format through One-Click Digital and the e-inc library. We can arrange to borrow audiobooks on CD from other libraries across the country through ILL.

Finally, you may also access free audiobooks through the following resources:

Happy listening!

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