Books On CD

The Japanese lover [sound recording-CD] : a novel

The Japanese lover [sound recording-CD] : a novel Book Cover

Loved listening to this one. Hard to get out of the car! It's an historic novel with a love story spanning decades. From WWII to current times. The story begins and ends in Larkhouse, a home for the elderly in San Francisco full of old hippies. The characters are international, wealthy, poor and fascinating. I even learned something about Topaz, the Japanese internment camp in the Delta, Utah area. Highly recommended.

Imaginary Friend [sound recording CD]

Imaginary Friend [sound recording CD] Book Cover

What a treat to find an author who can write as long as Stephen King and effectively pull you into the plot and the various characters. In some ways, it reminded me of IT but this story stands on its own with its unique main character (Christopher, age 7). Normally I struggle with CD narrators but this narrator was able to change her voice without distracting from the story. The storyline takes some unexpected turns that made me want to jump back into my car to finish listening! A very engaging and unique horror story.

Calypso

Calypso Book Cover

David Sedaris has a magical way of taking traumatic events in his life, and telling a beautiful, relatable, and funny story. His collections of stories may seem random at first, but inevitably they tie together beautifully and purposefully. I thoroughly enjoy his audio books, as he reads them and it adds an extra layer of depth to his storytelling.

The hate u give [audiobook]

The hate u give [audiobook] Book Cover

This book is a powerful piece of literature that explores a life of a 16 year old black girl, Starr Carter, who becomes an activist after witnessing a police shooting of one of her best friends from childhood. The narrator of this book is outstanding. I couldn’t stop listening!

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Book Cover

Read by the author himself, which always seems to make an already good book better. What I genuinely loved is that this book is not a documentation on his rise to success...the book is exactly what the title suggests: Stories From a South African Childhood. His stories range from being sad to outright ridiculous (tell me when you get to the part about Hitler), but he still manages to make you laugh out loud, a very Trevor Noah thing to do.

Drop the Ball

Drop the Ball Book Cover

This book is about working parents, sharing duties and letting go. I found it very interesting, humorous and at times relatable. I especially enjoyed the anecdotes the author shares about her friends and mentors. The author reads this book on CD which adds a nice touch.

The Book of Joy

The  Book of Joy Book Cover

Nobel Peace Prize winners, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. We are privileged to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. This is truly one of those books that can change your life.

The Martian

The Martian Book Cover

My husband and I took this book on CD with us on our honeymoon road-tripping through Alaska and, let me tell you, it was so gripping we didn't want to leave our car. On our honeymoon. In Alaska. This book on CD was (almost) as good as Alaska!

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Book Cover

Have you ever wondered how the National Parks came into fruition? This interesting and fact-filled account details part of America's most important history - the preservation of our natural environment! The audiobook version is a great road trip companion, including a variety of narrators to keep you coming back for more!

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Book Cover

A thoroughly entertaining story with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. An epic tale like “Forrest Gump” or “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” but WAY better. Rollickingly absurd but tender at the same time. A story that shows the importance of a positive attitude! Excellently narrated by Steven Crossley!