Friday, May 21, 2010

A Slew of New Audiobooks for the Young Adult collection

The following new audio books are ready for check out :
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
(humorous, contemporary fiction)
Dumped for the 19th time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate & former child prodigy Colin goes on a road trip to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.  (audiobook Parents Choice Award)
Another Faust, by Daniel and Dina Nayeri 
(dark, contemporary fantasy)
One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish, only to appear, 5 years later, with a strange & elegant governess.  Chilling, and wickedly satirical, this contemporary re-imagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption. 

 A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
(historical fiction)
Since its publication in 1960, A Separate Peace has been hailed as a modern classic. The story of two best friends attending an elite New Hampshire boarding school for boys during World War II.

(Native American, Montana, 1980s, family relationships)
Three generations of American Indian women successively tell their stories of hardships and angry secrets, while cognizant of family responsibilities, loyalty, and love.  (a Listen Up Editor's Choice award)

Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin
(nonfiction, race relations)
In 1959, Griffin--a white man--headed to New Orleans, darkened his skin, and immersed himself in black society. He then traveled through several states to chronicle the racism, segregation, and degrading living conditions of the period.  (a Listen Up Editor's Choice award)
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
(slavery, historical fiction)
The story of Isabel, a 13 year old African-American girl, who is sold to a cruel, loyalist family living in New York City at the start of the Revolutionary War.

Everlost, by Neal Shusterman
(supernatural, fantasy, adventure)
When Nick & Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing - even skinjacking - to break free.

Newes From the Dead, by Mary Hooper  (historical fiction)
Based on the true story of Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging in 1650 England only to awaken on the dissection table.
Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry
(adventure, pirates, humorous, fantasy)
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

The Three Documents that Made America, Read by Terry Bregy, Sam Fink. (nonfiction, politics & government)  Declaration of Independence -- The Constitution of the United States -- The Bill of Rights and Additional Amendments.

(anorexia, contemporary fiction)
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest.

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Complete Audiobooks List

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