If youâve read Nick Offermanâs first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, you know that the man loves woodworking. With his third and newest title, Good Clean Fun, Nick Offerman shares stories from the Offerman Woodshop, personal experiences about his own journey in woodworking, and some life lessons he has picked up along the wayâas well as instructions on how to make some of their popular pieces. An audiobook edition bonus? Five original songs created and performed by Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy. Read more
If you are familiar with the knitting and artisan world, then you know Clara Parkesâs name.Â Clara is most recognized as a teacher and author of several bestselling knitting instruction books, as well as the founder and publisher of knittersreview.com (amongst many other things). But did you know she has written memoirs, too? Read more
Looking for inspiration to celebrate Etsy Craft Party? Look no further than Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC – all about inspiring creativity.
By partnering with Etsy, Penguin Random House Audio is offering 10 lucky winners the chance to receive a Creativity Prize Pack, because we think crafting and audiobooks make for a perfect pair. Start your celebration by entering below.
The Creativity Prize Pack includes:
- 1 Copy of BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert
- 1 $25 Etsy Gift Card
- 1 Tote Bag
- 1 Set of Earbuds in a Crafty Case
“I love to listen to audiobooks. Whenever we’re in a car, we have a book on.”
New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is TheÂ Swans of Fifth Avenue. ItÂ is the story of Truman Capote and New Yorkâs 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New Yorkâs âSwansâ. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swansâs deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. Read more
âKnitting and listening to books go together like peas and carrots,â says Book Riot. We agree! Audiobooks and crafting make a perfect pair â you can be entertained by a great story while working on your projects. Here are free knitting patterns as well as some audiobook sample clips that will complement the work to be done. For more recommended titles and craft articles, visit TryAudioBooks.com. Enjoy!Â Read more
With only two more letters to go until Sue Graftonâs notoriously thrilling Kinsey Millhone series of mysteries comes to an end, we arrive at X. This is Graftonâs first bookÂ in her series in which she simply uses the alphabet letter as the title without any definition. From character names (Father Xavier, Teddy Xanakis) to buildings (Bank of X. Phillips), the letter âxâ appears throughout this story in various incarnations.
In X, Kinsey Millhone is faced with several cases to solve. She has to help a woman trying to track down the son she gave up for adoption years ago while searching for a sociopathic serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey catch the killer before she becomes his next victim?
Listen to a clip read by longtime Sue Grafton narrator, Judy Kaye:
Read some of the great reviews of Grafton’s latest installment:
ââXâ will entertain you, enlighten you, amaze you and leave you breathless.â âRichmond Times Dispatch
âGrafton has turned in a corker of a novel with âX,â upping her already high-level game.â âBoston Globe