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Staff Picks, More Audiobooks

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Beth Pofahl

Staff Picks – More Audiobooks  

With audiobooks, a good narrator makes the listening experience one to remember. On the other hand, if you don’t like the sound of the narrator’s voice, perhaps you’re better off reading the print copy, or, better yet, find a friend, whose voice you enjoy, to read the book aloud to you! (Wouldn’t that be nice?)  
Read on to hear about three different audiobooks with fantastic narration enjoyed by Lewis & Clark Library staff.  Do you have a favorite audiobook or narrator you enjoy? Log in below and tell us about it in the comment section.  

Happy reading & listening! 

Jennifer recommends . . . Heartburn audiobook cover

by Nora Ephron 
narrated by Meryl Streep 

I recently had the pleasure of listening to Meryl Streep read Heartburn by Nora Ephron. And it was, indeed, a pleasure. She has a great quality to her voice; it’s often grounded but can float and sway without getting too Julia Child.  For the particular character of Rachel Samstat, Meryl Streep comes across as intelligent, pathetic and slightly detached from the rest of the world with such success that it feels almost romantic. She rages and yearns with grace and fervor so perfect that it can only be acted and I loved each moment and every syllable that slid so elegantly from her mouth. If no one has ever told you, Meryl Streep is divine. And if you need proof, listen to Heartburn. 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook

Katy suggests . . . Villa Incognito audiobook cover

Villa Incognito 
by Tom Robbins 
narrated by Barrett Whitener 

A fantastic tale that is great in audiobook form as well because the reader uses distinctive and often hilarious voices. 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook
Read more about the author Here 


Beth recommends . . . 

Water for Elephants audiobook cover

Water for Elephants 
by Sara Gruen 
narrated by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones 

Jacob Jankowski is a veterinary student when he unexpectedly finds himself to be in need of money and unable to complete his schooling. Set during the depression era, Jacob finds a job taking care of exotic animals aboard a traveling circus train. This is an entertaining story full drama and interesting characters, one of whom happens to be an elephant named Rosie. The narration is split between Jacob as a twenty-three-year-old man, and Jacob as a ninety-something-year-old man. Having the two different voice actors portray Jacob at his different life stages adds to the complexity and depth of the story. 

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

Do you have a favorite audiobook narrator? Stop by the public services desk to see if we can find more audiobooks narrated by that same person. 






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