Read On...Audiobooks: Reading Lists for Every Taste (Read On Series)
145 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
Year Published: 2011
The demand for audiobooks is booming, yet materials that help listeners make choices of what to listen to have been in short supply. Read On...Audiobooks: Reading Lists for Every Taste fills that gap, helping match reader interests and mood to titles that might please them. Written by Joyce G. Saricks, a well-known writer and speaker on readers' advisory, the book offers original annotations for more than 300 audiobook titles, grouped according to some 60 themes, fiction and nonfiction. Lists are organized by character, story, setting, language, and mood/tone. Each entry provides a plot description and discusses the appeal of the narrator. In addition to helping patrons, the book will assist librarians with collection development and listener's advisory, creating displays that include audiobooks, promoting the collection, and especially, with understanding the special dynamic that exists among listeners, narrators, and audiobooks. With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. Circulation of audiobooks, including downloads, is growing at an astounding rate, making them one of the most popular public library collections. That's no surprise since audiobooks enable listeners to enjoy their favorite titles while driving, walking, exercising, and more. But how can patrons find the audiobooks that suit their tastes in terms of both subject and narrator?