One of the greatest discoveries that the LLBCL Staff made in recent years was audio-books. In fact the Library Director is a big fan of audiobooks read by actors who add distinct voices to each character and loves it when the same person narrates an entire series.
With your library card you can listen to audiobooks on CD format, place a hold a a playaway, sign out Daisy disks (for print disabled members only), and explore an extensive collection of eAudiobooks that can be downloaded to your device or computer and listen without ever having to leave your house. Note: eAudiobooks automatically return on their due date so you’ll never have to worry about returning your items.
Staff Recommended Audiobooks (in random order):
"Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours."
"Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire."
"Meet Robin Page: outcast sorceress, mythic history buff, unapologetic bookworm, and the last person you'd expect to command the rarest demon in the long history of summoning. Taming Demons for Beginners opens an all-new series in hilarious urban fantasy The Guild Codex."
"Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of the Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training."
"A gripping and emotional novel that will leave you wondering about the neighbors next door... On a cold January night, Sharon Lemke heads outside to see a lunar eclipse when she notices something odd at the house behind her backyard. Through her neighbor's kitchen window, she sees what appears to be a little girl washing dishes late at night. But the Fleming family doesn't have a child that age, and even if they did, why would she be doing housework at this late hour? It would be easy for Sharon to just let this go, but when 18-year-old Niki, a former foster child, comes to live with Sharon, she notices suspicious activity at the Flemings' house as well. When calling social services doesn't result in swift action, the two decide to investigate on their own."
"In A THRONE FOR SISTERS (Book one), Sophia, 17, and her younger sister Kate, 15, are desperate to leave their horrific orphanage. Orphans, unwanted and unloved, they nonetheless dream of coming of age elsewhere, of finding a better life, even if that means living on the streets of the brutal city of Ashton. Sophia and Kate, also best friends, have each other’s backs—and yet they want different things from life. Sophia, a romantic, more elegant, dreams of entering court and finding a noble to fall in love with. Kate, a fighter, dreams of mastering the sword, of battling dragons, and becoming a warrior. They are both united, though, by their secret, paranormal power to read other’s minds, their only saving grace in a world that seems bent to destroy them."
"Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world."
LLBCL has some great services you can use to access audiobooks:
With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more, free with your library card. Get the same great content from OverDrive on your phone with Libby, the one-tap reading app.
Instant access to movies, television, music and audiobooks! Borrow and stream up to 10 items per month. No holds and no waiting — you want it, you get it!
CloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the material you want to read; browse the digital shelves, look at the featured selections, and filter by genres that are of interest to you. CloudLibrary keeps your material in sync; whether you are on the web, a tablet, or a mobile device, your material is available. Read and listen at home or On the Go by downloading titles to your mobile device(s).
This resource has fiction for adults and teens, or choose a non-fiction read from thousands of options. These audio books can be used simultaneously, so there is never a waiting list.
Features over 1000 digital titles for students in Grades 7 to 12 including graphic novels, classic literature, and National Geographic.