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Need Some Inspiration?

Want some inspiration on what to listen to next?

We've put together some collections of audiobooks you might enjoy borrowing from our library. They're updated regularly, so check back when you can. 

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One For The Weekend

Every Friday a member of Listening Books staff recommends an audiobook to take you through the weekend. This Friday, Abbie recommends Conjure Women by Afia Atakora. She said:

"Conjure Women is an incredible novel that reminds me of Toni Morrison's writing. The story centres around three women - May Belle, a healing or conjure woman, her daughter Rue who is following in her footsteps, and how their lives are interweaved with Verina, the daughter of a plantation owner. The writing is so rich and the characters so well drawn that at times I didn't feel like an observer, but more that I had somehow become part of the story and knew the characters as people on some level. The chapters alternate between time frames before, during and after the American Civil War, and while it is a bit of a slow burn, there were several points in the story where the different narratives clicked together to reveal something that made me gasp aloud. It is sometimes a hard book to listen to, because Afia Atakora doesn't shy away from the brutal realities of slavery, but even so I was fully gripped by this audiobook all the way through (and even stayed up until 2am one night to finish it)."

 

Borrow Conjure Women from our library

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Binged it on Netflix? Now binge on the audiobooks!

A collection of audiobooks adapted into Netflix series'

The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit

Author: Walter Tevis

Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Author: Margaret Atwood

You

You

Author: Caroline Kepnes

Audiobooks for Education and Homeschooling

Learn something new!

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

The Psychology Book

The Psychology Book

Author: Nigel Benson

Think of A Number

Think of A Number

Author: Johnny Ball

Best of 2020

A collection of bright and brilliant titles released over the last year...

Twilight Saga: Midnight Sun

Twilight Saga: Midnight Sun

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Ramble Book

Ramble Book

Author: Adam Buxton

Dead to Her

Dead to Her

Author: Sarah Pinborough

Grown Ups

Grown Ups

Author: Marian Keyes

The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

Author: Hilary Mantel

Children's Classics

Find your hope

The Bfg

The Bfg

Author: Roald Dahl

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Author: J R R Tolkien

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Burnett Frances Hodgson

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: E. Nesbit

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Author: P.L. Travers

Dynamic Debuts

Try some of these contemporary and classic debuts

White Teeth

White Teeth

Author: Zadie Smith

Red, White and Royal Blue

Red, White and Royal Blue

Author: Casey Mcquiston

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides