We have a wonderful selection of audiobooks for you in a number of formats – electronic, Book CD and MP3. We’ll start with one of the most famous road trips ever.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac (available as an E-audiobook)
On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance. Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be “Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than fifty years ago. (Catalogue summary)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (available as an E-audiobook)
A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures. (Catalogue summary)
World War Z by Max Brooks (available as an E-audiobook and as a Book CD)
Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody "The Zombie Survival Guide," tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world. (Catalogue summary)
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (available as an E-audiobook and as a Book CD)
12-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's about to take on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules" (OverDrive description)
Great for all ages according to OverDrive.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (available as an E-audiobook and Book CD)
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction." Gone Girl 's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. … With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around. (Catalogue summary)
Highly recommended by one of our CPL staff members.