Book Sense 76 Audiobook Top Ten

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For summer listening and in celebration of June is National Audiobook Month, here are your top ten picks.

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1. THE NANNY DIARIES, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus; read by Julia Roberts (Random House Audio, Abridged, $25, 0553714759)

2. THE NEAL POLLACK ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, by Neal Pollack; read by the author (HarperAudio, Abridged/CD only, $21.95, 0060011688)

3. NOONDAY DEMON: An Atlas of Depression, by Andrew Solomon; read by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio, Abridged, $26, 0743523229)

4. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, by Sue Monk Kidd; read by Jenna Lamia (HighBridge Audio, Abridged, $35, 1565115384; Unabridged CD, $38, 1565115392)

5. PEACE LIKE A RIVER, by Leif Enger; read by Chad Lowe (HarperAudio, Unabridged, $39.95, 0694525839)

6. THE PASSION OF ARTEMESIA, by Susan Vreeland; read by Gigi Bermingham (HighBridge Audio, Unabridged, $34.95, 1565115252; CD, $36.95, 1565115260)

7. THE EYRE AFFAIR, by Jasper Fforde; read by Elizabeth Sastre (HighBridge Audio; Abridged, $34.95, 1565115457; CD, $36.95, 1565115465)

8. COMFORT ME WITH APPLES, by Ruth Reichl; read by the author (Random House Audio, Abridged, $25.95, 0375417230)

9. MYSTIC RIVER, by Dennis Lehane; read by Scott Brick (HarperAudio, Abridged, $25.95, 0694524913; Unabridged, $39.95, 0694525057; CD, $29.95, 0694524646)

10. AVA'S MAN, by Rick Bragg; read by the author (Random House Audio, Abridged, $25.95, 037541889X; CD, $29.95, 0375418903)

Road trip! Books on tape for the whole family this summer.

This summer, catch up on all of Harry Potter’s and Frodo Baggin’s adventures before the next movies. These audiotapes are wonderful. Jim Dale portrays Harry Potter -- and 124 other characters -- on the unabridged tapes from The Listening Library.

Listen to BBC Radio productions of J.R.R. Tolkein’s classics on tape or CD from Bantam Audiobooks.


And don’t miss Lemony Snicket’s fantastic Series of Unfortunate Events from HarperAudio. All in the series are read wickedly by Tim Curry.