There is nothing more wonderful than a good book to read. Unless it is being read to. In many ways, hearing someone read to you can be a more magical, fulfilling experience and thanks to Penguin Random House Audio, practically every great book published today is available as a CD and many read by the authors or distinguished celebrities or actors. Among the current gems from Random House Audio Books: A TOUCH OF STARDUST by Kate Alcott, a vivid, romantic novel filled with Old Hollywood details, truly entrancing. Dr. Joseph Mercola’s EFFORTLESS HEALING, nine simple secrets to a healthier, thinner you. TWELVE DAYS by Alex Berenson, John Wells has only twelve days to stop the United States from being tricked into invading Iran in the new cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. MY SUNSHINE AWAY by M.O.Walsh, a stunning debut novel about the power of memory and our ability to forgive. HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, more Like Skywalker antics as he challenges ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters and monstrous brain-eating parasites. THE ALPHABET HOUSE by Jussi Adler-Olsen, a psychological thriller set in World War II Germany and 1970s England. FUTURE CRIMES by Marc Goodman, an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control over our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of society—before it’s too late. Debbie Macomber’s, an exciting journey through life’s challenges and joys.
More great offerings: THE BURIED GIANT by Kazuo Ishiguro, his first novel in a decade, sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, love, vengeance and war. DEAD WAKE, The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson, a book that captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster’s intimate details and true meaning that have long been obscured by history. BETTER THAN BEFORE, Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin, a book that shows change is possible when we master our habits and make our lives better than before. BEYOND WILLPOWER, From Stress to Success in 40 Days, by Alexander Loyd, valuable secrets to achieving success in life, love and happiness. HAUSFRAU by Jill Alexander Essbaum, an unforgettable story of marriage, fidelity, sex, morality, and, most especially, self. THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY by Rachel Joyce, underscores the resilience of the human spirit, beautifully illuminating the small yet pivotal moments that can change a person’s life. BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbo, the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. Sue Miller’s THE ARSONIST, a finely wrought novel about belonging and community, about how and where one ought to live, about what it means to lead a fulfilling life. UNBECOMING by Rebecca Scherm, mesmerizing, atmospheric, and psychologically nuanced, this novel reinvents the heist plot and takes up the making of a femme fatale– this time from a woman’s point of view. Written with the subtlety and precision of the best of contemporary fiction. PICTURE YOUR PROSPERITY, Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality by Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng. Get ready to feel more excited than ever about your money, and about all the good things it can bring. William Morrow Hardcover: THE PIPER PROTOCOL, The Insider’s Secret to Weight Loss & Internal Fitness by Tracy Piper with Eve Adamson, easy to use, comprehensive step-by-step processes to take your health to the next level. EVERY DAY I FIGHT by Stuart Scott, the fearless, intimate, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s unrelenting fight against cancer. AT THE WATER’S EDGE by Sara Gruen. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes not only aware of the dark forces around her but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities. THE DEFENDERS OF SHANNARA, THE HIGH DRUID’S BLADE by Terry Brooks. Treachery is afoot deep in the Druids’ ranks. To halt an insidious plot that threatens not only the Druid order but all Four Lands, Paxton must summon the profound magic in his blood and the legendary mettle of his elders in the battle fate has chosen him to fight. THE BROTHERS: THE ROAD TO AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Masha Gessen, a probing and powerful story of dislocation, and the longing for clarity and identity that can reach the point of combustion. SO THAT HAPPENED: A MEMOIR by Jon Cryer, in this revealing, humorous, and introspective memoir, Cryer offers readers a front-row seat as he reminisces about his life and experiences in showbiz over the past thirty years.
Thank you for your piece, “What’s better than reading a good book: being read to!”, I picked up a couple of your recommendations to make my commute more pleasant and I am not disappointed. It seems that the longer it takes me to traverse the freeway, the more I enjoy myself. Thanks, again.