June is Audiobook Month

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) celebrates Audiobook Month in June to promote the production and use of audiobooks. Every spring the APA announces its Audie Award finalists, the awards are designed to ” recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” The categories for the prize are wide ranging and include fiction, non-fiction, children’s, and teen books along with the Audiobook of the Year and Distinguished Achievement in Production awards. Links to the full list of nominees can be read HERE. The winners will be named on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Links to Minuteman copies of the finalists for the literary fiction and non-fiction prize are below. Several books are available through the Overdrive Digital Media catalog, for information about how to download digital editions of audiobooks click the link below to watch an instructional video.

Video: Downloading audiobooks for your iPod or portable audio device

Literary Fiction

Emily and Einstein by Lee, Linda Francis, narrated by Miller, Dan John; Campbell, Cassandra (Tantor AUDIO). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in CD format.

Follow the River by Thom, James Alexander, narrated by Drummond, David (Tantor AUDIO). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in CD format.

No One In the World by Harris, E. Lynn; Johnson, R. M., narrated by Jones, Alan Bomar (Tantor AUDIO). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available of the print edition.

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, narrated by Hope Davis  (HarperAudio). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in Playaway and CD format.

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, narrated by David Pittu (Macmillan Audio). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in Playaway & CD format.

Non-fiction

Dog Sense by Bradshaw, John, narrated by Page, Michael (Tantor AUDIO). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in CD format.

My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe , narrated by Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audio). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in Playaway, CD, and digital format.

The 4 Percent Universe by Richard Panek, narrated by Ray Porter (Blackstone Audio). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in CD format.

The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins, narrated by William Dufris (AudioGO). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in CD format.

Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, narrated by Edward Herrmann (Random House Audio/Books on Tape). The Minuteman Library Network has copies available in CD format.

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