Heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers arenâ€™t all about detectives and serial killers: Parents and children are at the heart of the suspense in these five audiobooks. How strong is the familial bond? How far would you go for the ones you love? Read more
One of the most explored themes in literature is relationships and how they shift, change, and evolve. Whether itâ€™s marriage, friendship, or family, the connections explored in each of these fiction audiobooks will grab you and have you looking at the relationships in your life. Read more
“My book, Reading with Patrick,Â is about a student of mine named Patrick, and this remarkable literary and intellectual awakening we experienced together in a county jail in Arkansas. He was a student in my class who was incredibly bright, really quiet, and just had trouble coming to school. I really encouraged him to come to school to write and to read and we had this incredible year together where he improved incredibly. Three years after this, Iâ€™ve left Arkansasâ€”itâ€™s a place where a lot of people leaveâ€”I agonize about it, I decide to go to law school. My parents are like, â€śwhat the heck are you doing in Arkansas?â€ť Three years later, Iâ€™m in law school and I find out from a friend that Patrick had gotten into a fight and killed someone. I was totally devastated. I was shocked. I went back to Arkansas to visit him in county jail and I discovered that his reading skills had regressed. They were worse when I first met him in the eighth grade, and itâ€™s because he had dropped out of school the year after I left the Delta. The heart of the book is really about us reading together in jail for seven months while weâ€™re waiting for his trial, and about the incredible agility and the power of reading together and writing together. And itâ€™s also about me grappling with my own failures and trying to think about the legacy of racism and poverty in the Mississippi Delta.”
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With summer right around the corner, itâ€™s time to start planning your summer road trip. Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time when in the car for long stretches, whether you are by yourself or with family or friends.Â Here is a selection of several different types of audiobooks to keep you (and your passengers) entertained the whole way!
Lane Roanoke returns to her familyâ€™s secluded Kansas home when she gets the news that her cousin, Allegra, has gone missingâ€”the same cousin who, years ago, explained their family history as â€śRoanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.â€ť Read more
Sticking to personal goals can be hard even when youâ€™re motivated to achieve them. So why not make it a little easier for yourself by recruiting other people with similar goals to join you? Since weâ€™re still just beginning 2017, why not suggest to your book club that your next pick be a self-care title that will encourage everyone to accomplish a personal goal? Read more