Do you enjoy audio books? If you commute to work, you may find an audio book is a good companion. They are great for long distance travel, too. All day in the car can be much more pleasant with a book to entertain you and help you stay awake if you are the driver.
The library has many audio books that you can borrow usually for three weeks. Last week, I checked out one in a new format. Instead of CDs that must be changed out every hour, the whole book is recorded on an “All-in-one Audiobook”. This little battery-operated device is about 2” x 3” and fits easily into a pocket. You plug in your own earphones to the universal headphone jack, turn it on and listen no matter where your feet take you. The earphones I used were some I got one time on an airplane. I found that household chores indoors and out were more pleasant with the book along.
James Patterson’s The 16th Seduction is the book I heard. Lindsay Boxer, a woman sergeant in the San Francisco police department is involved in solving crimes that include the bombing of a major building and the mysterious sudden deaths of healthy people by a serial killer. Patterson is known for books filled with suspense and emotion and this one does not disappoint. There is an estranged husband, a young child, two very clever criminals and the Women’s Murder Club members who help Lindsay survive and win the battle of wits with the fiendish killers. The Murder Club consists of four San Francisco friends – a detective, a district attorney, a medical examiner and a crime reporter – who join forces to solve mysteries.
Maxine Paetro collaborates with Patterson on most of the Women’s Murder Club novels (this book is the 16th and newest in the series) as well as a few others. Friends since the 70s, they have been very successful with these novels. Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide.
The library only has one book with this format so far. If you listen to it, be sure to tell the staff whether you liked it or not. It can also be plugged into speakers or your car radio if it is set up to accept a car adapter.
-Martha Dillard, library volunteer
Fall Festival October 14, 2017:
HUGE Book Sale: Make us your last stop and load up on books for your winter reading! If you can’t make it, the book barn can be opened any for browsing. Convert donated books to cash for library support!
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