We can’t believe our ears! It’s an audiobook frenzy this month at OverDrive, as we’re offering oodles of adult fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult audiobooks at 30-percent off through June 30 in celebration of National Audiobook Month. Adding to the fun, Blackstone & Tantor is discounting its entire catalog by 50 percent all month long.
With summer upon us, now’s the time when patrons will be searching for “road trip reads” to bring along on family vacations. And just because school’s out for a few months doesn’t mean learning should come to a halt, too. An enthralling historical fiction title like the award-winning “The FitzOsborne’s in Exile” provides a built-in history lesson along with the dramatic tale of a royal family living in in pre-War Europe during the 1930s. Kids will also find inspiration in “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board,” the moving true story of Bethany Hamilton, the brave teenage surfer who didn’t let the effects of a traumatic shark attack diminish her passion for the sport.
After the kids have fallen asleep in the backseat, parents might enjoy “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson, a decades-spanning glimpse into the life of one American family during a tempestuous period in history. Or share a laugh while listening to “Love Among the Chickens,” in which Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge opens a chicken farm as a get-rich scheme.
If you can’t get away, become an armchair sailor and let your imagination carry you over the horizon. First published in 1900, Joshua Slocum’s classic memoir “Sailing Alone Around the World” shares moving details about the Nova Scotian’s perilous quest to become the first man to complete a solo circumnavigation of the globe.
The entertainment and educational benefits of audiobooks are limitless, and your patrons are sure to gobble up these fascinating titles. Stock up on all the latest in Content Reserve!
Annie McCormick is a Content Sales Associate at OverDrive.
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