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Aug 12

Staff Picks, Celebrity Audiobooks!

Posted on August 12, 2021 at 7:21 PM by Beth Pofahl

Staff Picks - Audiobooks about Celebrities 

Today’s blog post focuses on audiobooks written and performed by well-known celebrities. It can be a special treat to listen to authors read their own stories, especially when the author is also a talented performer. Read on to hear about some of our favorites.  
 

Jennifer recommends . . . 

Yes Please 
by Amy Poehler 

Amy Poehler has the power to endear herself to everyone who enters her world. In this biography she makes you laugh, a lot, but she'll also give you great life advice as she reminds us, we're all just doing the best we can. Read by the author with guests such as Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner, this is the most fun you'll have listening to a book, maybe ever! 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Available in digital format:
Axis 360 eAudiobook
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook
Hoopla eAudiobook 

 

 Holly suggests . . . 

I love listening to celebrity autobiographies in audiobook format, especially when narrated by the author. It’s fun to learn about how talented people got their start in life. Three of my favorites are Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe, Inside Out by Demi Moore, and Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin. Each of these audiobooks is enjoyable to listen to, heart-felt, full of interesting anecdotes, and well-written. Listening to the stars read is like having them in the room with you as they tell you their life stories. 

Stories I tell my Friends book cover

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: an autobiography
By Rob Lowe 

Find print copy in the library catalog Here 
Order audiobook via Interlibrary Loan
Available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook  

 

Inside Out
by Demi Moore 

Find print copy in the library catalog Here
Order audiobook via Interlibrary Loan 
Available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook  

 

Nevertheless book cover

Nevertheless
by Alec Baldwin 

Find it in the library catalog Here   
Available in digital format:
Hoopla eAudiobook 

 

 Max recommends . . . 

Naked book coverNaked
by David Sedaris 

David Sedaris is a master of both memoir and humor. Sedaris’ voice of chaotic, self-effacing whimsy ensnares and entertains his audience while also poignantly depicting the desperation of his past self’s deep, destructive desire for attention and external validation. Though laced with trauma, tragedy, and adversity Sedaris recounts his life and personal growth in a series of jocular vignettes. It becomes clear that, since becoming a shockingly well-balanced adult and best-selling author, the humor that was once his self-trivializing survival mechanism has become the victory cry of a man who encountered adversity and laughed in its face. Narrated by David Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris. 

Find Sedaris’ audiobooks in the library catalog Here
Available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobooks
Hoopla eAudiobooks 

 

Beth suggests . . . 


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah 

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook written and narrated by Trevor Noah. Listen to this amazing memoir and his stories come alive. You’ll learn about his experiences growing up during and after the apartheid in South Africa. I was amazed at his resiliency and moved to laughter, anger, and disbelief. I don’t regularly watch the Daily Show, but I am definitely a fan of Trevor Noah.

Find it in the library catalog Here

  Book cover Elton John MeMe
by Elton John 

If you enjoyed the movie Rocketman you’ll be happy to know that the audiobook version of Elton John’s memoir, Me, is read by the same actor who portrayed him in the film. Welsh actor Taron Egerton’s accent is easy to listen to and you’ll hear about so many aspects of this talented musician’s complicated life. 

Available in the library catalog Here
Available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook
Axis 360 eAudiobook 

 

 

 

 

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