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Are you a busy person who never seems to have the time to read all of the books that you want to read? Why not listen to audiobooks? Whether you are cooking, driving, or cleaning, audiobooks are a great way to get some reading done. Try some of these great audiobooks with fantastic readers!

The Night Circus, Random House Audio, 2011
By Erin Morgenstern; Reader: Jim Dale; 11 CDs (Unabridged)
A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in “a game,” in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

Dad is Fat, Random House Audio, 2013
By Jim Gaffigan; Reader: Jim Gaffigan; 5 CDs (Unabridged)
The popular comedian shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, from his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, to his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles, to his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep.

Everybody’s Fool, Random House Audio, 2016
By Richard Russo; Reader: Mark Bramhall; 15 CDs (Unabridged)
The story returns to the setting of “Nobody’s Fool” to find Sully confronting a daunting health prognosis, which he hides from his loved ones, including his longtime mistress, an increasingly distant best friend, and an obsessive chief of police. Series: Nobody’s fool, 2

A wry, bittersweet sequel to ‘Nobody’s Fool’

A wry, bittersweet sequel to ‘Nobody’s Fool’







Me Talk Pretty One Day, Time Warner Audiobooks, 2001
By David Sedaris; Reader: David Sedaris; 5 CDs (Unabridged)
In a collection of essays, observations, and commentaries, the humorist describes his recent move to Paris, life as an American in Paris, his struggle to learn French, his family, and restaurant meals.

The Rosie Effect, Simon and Schuster Audio, 2014
By Graeme Simsion; Reader: Dan O’Grady; 7 CDs (Unabridged)
Don Tillman and Rosie are back again, and they’ve relocated to New York. Rosie is continuing her studies, while Don is teaching and even adding to his small circle of friends. But when Rosie announces that she is pregnant, Don is once again out of his depth. What follows are crazy situations that could only happen when Don is involved. Series: Rosie novels (Graeme Simsion), 2

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