Planning A Road Trip?? Bring Along an eAudiobook

July 18, 2016 | Kelli

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Summer vacations often involve quite a bit of car travel. One way to help pass the time on a long drive is to listen to an audiobook. Toronto Public Library has many 'e' audiobooks that can be borrowed and downloaded to computers, smartphones and tablets or transferred (from a computer) onto portable music players like iPods.  

If you are looking for some suggestions for audiobooks to borrow, the Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), honours excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.  

Here are some of the 2016 Audie Award winners, listed by category:

Ghost boy Nightingale A Man on the Moon Furiously happy Career of evil

Autobiography/Memoir: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius. Read by Simon Bubb

Fiction: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Read by Polly Stone

History/Biography: A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin and Tom Hanks. Read by Bronson Pinchot

Humour: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.  Read by author

Mystery: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith. Read by Robert Glenister


Illuminae Born with teeth Ghettoside Highwayman Patriot threat

Multi-voiced Performance: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Read by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe and Jonathan McClain

Narration by Author: Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Non-Fiction: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy. Read by Rebecca Lowman

Romance: The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne. Read by Derek Perkins

Thriller/Suspense: The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry. Read by Scott Brick


Toronto Public Library has two collections of eAudiobooks -- OverDrive and OneClickdigital. Apple and Android apps are available for both services. OverDrive also has a Windows 8/10 app. Both services have desktop software that is needed to transfer audiobooks onto portable music players. Audiobooks checked out from these collections are borrowed for 21 days.  Like eBooks, there are never fines with eAudiobooks. 

If you are new to OverDrive, more information about this digital service can be found on the Getting Started with Library eBooks webpage and on OverDrive's help page. If you are new to OneClickdigital, download the OneClickdigital User Guide and have a look at the help section of the OneClickdigital website. 

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