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'Audiobooks'

Jul 27

Listen Up: Cat's Cradle

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 10:51 AM by Elizabeth Land

Staff Note: Listen Up is a series of posts reviewing books in their audiobook format, which provides listeners with a unique literary experience. York County Public Library has audiobooks on CD and in downloadable formats.

Cats Cradle Audiobook

Regardless of whether you are a regular reader of science fiction, Kurt Vonnegut should be on your list of authors to read. No book is more representative of Vonnegut's style than Cat's Cradle.

Summary
A young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist — Felix Hoenikker — who is primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. The journey sets him on the path of "ice-nine," the invention that will truly mean the end of the world. The satirical tale allows Vonnegut to comment on everything from religion to science to the arms race, all in the deadpan and dark style that has made the author well-loved by many readers.

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Jul 12

Listen Up: The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 12, 2017 at 10:54 AM by Elizabeth Land

Staff Note: Listen Up is a series of posts reviewing books in their audiobook format, which provides listeners with a unique literary experience. York County Public Library has audiobooks on CD and in downloadable formats.

The Martian by Andy WeirWhen Andy Weir self-published his science fiction epic in chapter-length blog posts, he probably didn't know that it would quickly be picked up by a publisher, become a bestseller and turned into a movie starring Matt Damon. But that's exactly what happened with The Martian, and for good reason.

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Jul 12

Listen Up: Family Friendly Audiobooks

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 12, 2017 at 10:16 AM by Elizabeth Land

Staff Note: Listen Up is a series of posts reviewing books in their audiobook format, which provides listeners with a unique literary experience. York County Public Library has audiobooks on CD and in downloadable formats.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Now that Memorial Day is behind us, summer is just around the corner, and with it the chance to take a much-deserved vacation. Whether you plan to stick close to home or take a long family road trip, audiobooks are great companions to take along for the ride. Today we've compiled a list of entertaining books that the whole family can enjoy. Visit the online catalog or call us at 757-890-5100 to reserve your copy today!

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