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Bronwen (bronwenjane) | 4 comments Mod
Have you tried any of the audiobook apps offfered by your public library? I have used Hoopla and Libby through the Aurora Public Library and they were both easy to navigate and use. I just finished Born a Slave by Trevor Noah. It was read by the author, and I enjoyed it very much.

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Rachel | 2 comments Mod
Thanks for the recommendation, Bronwen! The Aurora Public Library also offers audiobooks through RBdigital, though it's a bit better for backlist titles than new ones, generally. One thing I like about that app is there's no monthly limit, which makes it easier to listen through a series or try something new after you've run out of Hoopla credits (as I usually do).

Right now, I'm listening to Passage, and while Connie Willis is a great novelist, I'd probably suggest To Say Nothing of the Dog or one of her more humorous novellas for more appropriate summer reading/listening. This one's set in winter and deals with some weighty topics, but it's still a fascinating book, particularly if you're interested in NDEs (from a more scientific perspective) or 20th century disasters. The narrator does a pretty good job distinguishing characters and doing both male and female voices, though she occasionally exaggerates her accents a bit. I got this one on Audible, so I'm not sure if it's available on Hoopla or through Overdrive/Libby.

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