Audio month starts on Friday, and we’re kicking it off by giving away a selection of six audiobooks—a varied bunch that includes suspense, nonfiction and classics.
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes (CSA Word).
Set in the 19th century, this is the gripping story of the Bas-Thornton children, whose parents send them back to England following a hurricane in the postcolonial Caribbean they call home. Having set sail, the children quickly fall into the hands of pirates. As their voyage continues, things take an awful turn.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (CSA Word).
This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil, and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature.
The Thief by Clive Cussler (Penguin Audio)
On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency’s intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again—and this time, one of the scientists dies.
Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White (Penguin Audio).
At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses darkness, and his friend Tomlinson, as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaire’s yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed. Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Or are they thugs hired by the Russian’s competitors?
Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott (Penguin Audio)
Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter of her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. (read our review)
Shades of Hope by Tennie McCarty (Penguin Audio)
There are millions of people who bounce from one diet to another without understanding why because they never look beyond their plates. McCarty believes that food addiction is a physical and mental problem with a spiritual solution.
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the best audiobook you’ve ever listened to.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, June 1. The winner will receive the six audiobooks listed above on CD. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Susannah! She loves Ray Bradbury’s reading of Fahrenheit 451. “It is the best film, best poem, best play, all rolled into one.”
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.