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Below you’ll find audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library. This is just a sample of the audiobooks in our collection, and you can visit a library location for assistance in finding personalized recommendations.
No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian. In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention center off the coast of Australia. He has been there ever since. This book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi. It is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric first-hand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait through five years of incarceration and exile. Print / eAudiobook.
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories by Denis Johnson. A collection of stories contemplates subjects ranging from old age and mortality to the unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe manifest, depicting haunted characters trying to atone for the past, remember departed loved ones, or come to terms with lifelong obsessions. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian. Boston, 1662. When Mary Deerfield’s husband drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But when tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary’s garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large Print.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. A timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large Print.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, and the powers of good and evil. Print / Book on CD / eAudiobook / eBook / Large Print.
Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link. A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show. Print / Book on CD / eBook.
World War Z: an Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Spanish.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. Becoming friends with Josef Weber, an old man who is particularly loved in her community, Sage Singer is shocked when one day he asks her to kill him and reveals why he deserves to die, causing her to question her beliefs. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large Print.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. A vast, intricate novel that weaves six narratives and spans from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes called the Night Shift who try to take them down. Print / Playaway / Chinese / eBook.
Meet Cute. A collection of short stories exploring the moment when a couple meets for the first time–from an African American girl in upstate New York who simultaneously finds a prom dress and a date to a transgender girl who confronts the student blocking her right to use the school restroom. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.
Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone. An eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large Print.
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. When his volatile father is picked to become an astronaut for NASA’s mission to Mars, seventeen-year-old Cal, an aspiring journalist, reluctantly moves from Brooklyn to Houston, Texas, and looks for a story to report, finding an ally (and crush) in Leon, the son of another astronaut. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.
His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined edited by Dahlia Adler. Thirteen of Poe’s terrifying works are reimagined in new and unexpected ways for modern readers. Poe’s own stories are included, so readers can compare. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.
Someday by David Levithan. When A learns he is not the only person waking up in a different person’s body every day, he gains new understanding of the extremes where love and loneliness can lead. Told from multiple perspectives. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.
Sadie by Courtney Summers. Sadie’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated Colorado town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. When Mattie is found dead, and the police investigation is botched, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world. Print / Playaway / Book on CD / eBook.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Print / Book on CD / eAudiobook / eBook / Graphic Novel Vol. 1 / Graphic Novel Vol. 2 / Large Print / Spanish.
New Kid by Jerry Craft. Seventh-grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.
Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce. Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley! Print / Wonderbook / eAudiobook / eBook.
A Full Moon is Rising: Poems by Marilyn Singer. Collects poems about the full moon, with introductory pages containing lunar facts and a map on lining paper pinpoints the locations the poems are set. Print / Wonderbook / CD Set.
Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Lynn Scheerger. Ms. Graham’s fifth-grade class wants to promote change in the world; but when eight of them take an assignment too far, they must take responsibility for their actions and unite for a cause they all believe in. Print / eAudiobook.
To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer. Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, two girls, age eleven, eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Told entirely through letters, emails and text messages. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng. Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip and he records it all on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space. Print / eAudiobook.
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell. When Emmy discovers that she and her formerly loving parents are being drugged by their evil nanny with rodent potions that can change people in frightening ways, she and some new friends must try everything possible to return things to normal. Print / Playaway.
The Sisters Club by Megan McDonald. Stevie Reel feels like she’s the glue holding her family together, especially since Boss Queen Alex has gotten so wrapped up in her school play – and her leading man – that she doesn’t have time for the Sisters Club. Is it up to the middle-sister Stevie to save the day? Print / Book on CD / eBook.