July Audiobooks

Fiction

My Name is Lucy Barton,** Elizabeth Strout. 2016. OneClickdigital. 4 Discs. A beautifully written in-depth look at a brief reconciliation of an estranged mother and daughter. A powerful narrative.

The Wild Robot, ** by Peter Brown. 2016. OneClickdigital. This was a wonderful kids book, grades 3-5, but also entertaining for adults. A lone robot (Roz – a girl robot) survives a crash on a wild island and learns survival skills from the animals. After a tragic fall killing a family of geese, she adopts the remaining gosling and learns even more. The harsh realities of survival are intricately woven into the story.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours,** by Helen Oyeyemi. 2016. OneClickdigital. This is a selection of short stories with a ‘key’ theme woven throughout each piece. This was the first book I have read of Oyeyemi, but I will read definitely read more. The writing is beautiful, with elusive characters, and the listener must pay attention as the author also weaves in and out of reality.

Nonfiction

Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain,** by Dr. Vincent Pedre. 2016. OneClickdigital. 5 Discs. Everything you need to know to heal your gut, plus some. There is also an interesting conversation on the brain-gut connection. The author has a line of products and indexes that you miss out on with the audio version, but the book is very informative.

Dear Mr. You,** by Mary-Louise Parker. 2015. OneClickdigital. 5 Discs. Parker’s book is a series of beautiful letters written to men in her life, from childhood through the present. Each letter is a glimpse into the complexity of life and memory suffused with gratitude.