When I run or walk every day, I listen to audio books on my audio player. I have downloaded many books from the Library’s digital collection, Overdrive. Here are some recent audiobooks that I have enjoyed.
Bring up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
This book has appeared on many “best books” lists in 2012. It is the second in Mantel’s series about intrigue and power in the time of Henry VIII; this installment describes the downfall and death of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, told from the point of view of Thomas Cromwell, who engineered Anne's fate.
Damaged, by John Lescroart
The son of a wealthy and powerful San Francisco family, convicted earlier of murder and rape, is released from prison. Soon violence comes to people associated with the case. Homicide inspector Abe Glitsky is determined to solve the crimes and stop the carnage.
The Drop, by Michael Connelly
Detective Harry Bosch of the LAPD tackles two cases: one a “cold case” involving the rape and murder of a young woman, and the other the apparent suicide of the son of a controversial city councilman.
The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal
This family memoir tells the dramatic story of the fabulously wealthy Ephrussi family, moving from the 1870s to the 1960s and between Paris, Vienna, and Japan.
Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
Now in his sixties, Tony Webster has settled into a calm retirement when a traumatic event from his youth reappears to force a re-examination of his life.
The Stranger’s Child, by Alan Hollinghurst
An ambitious biographer examines the life of an aristocratic young British poet who was killed in World War I, discovering a complex love triangle and family secrets.
Sunset Park, by Paul Auster
A group of young people take over an abandoned house as “squatters” in a poor section of Brooklyn; central to the story is Miles Heller, whose guilt over an accident which claimed the life of his stepbrother has knocked his life off course.