Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New on the iPod

 For the longest time, if I really wanted to read something new, and get through it quickly, my answer was "Audio".  I can really plow through the audios, since I am always on-the-go.  If I were to read something in print, I might get to it in two years.

Now?  I'm not sure audios are a sure thing any more because I have SO MANY LOADED.  Between the library, the Penguin shipments and the Penguin downloads, I was buried this past week.  It really isn't a horrible iPod has 180 gig...but it may be years before I get to them all.  Anyway, here are a few of the many I added last week:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (received from Penguin Audio digital download)

Synopsis:  The first of a trilogy, and on EW's Must List.  After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.  After the 2nd only the lucky escape.  And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.  After the 4th wave only one rule applies:  trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them.

Narrators:  Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
Listening length:  12 hours and 41 minutes

 Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg (received from Orange County Library)

Synopsis:  Four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates and fortunes.

Narrator:  Barbara Caruso
Listening length:  7 hours and 5 minutes

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman (received from Penguin Audio)

Synopsis:  A Southern novel of family and antiques.  Brilliantly melds together themes of family, hope, loss, and a mature once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.  

I also must say that Beth is one of the nicest women EVER and I would read this without even knowing what it is about.  So flipping excited.

Narrator:  Jenna Lamia
Listening length:  12 hours


rhapsodyinbooks said...

Well, I'm sure you know I've got to get The 5th Wave at some point! :--)

caite said...

I admit that The 5th Wave has my attention too...THEM indeed!

Literary Feline said...

I'm curious about The 5th Wave and so look forward to your thoughts on that one, Sandy!

Looking For Me is on my wish list, and I'll definitely be buying a copy (I've been saving an Amazon gift card for just that reason!).

Anonymous said...

I've been excited about The 5th Wave since I saw it in EW, too! And I loved Looking for Me in print, and Lamia is a great narrator, so it should be good that way, too.

Beth Hoffman said...

Sandy ... I'm so glad that you received an audio of my novel! I hope you'll enjoy Teddi's adventures.

I listened to it a bit ago and Jenna Lamia has done a wonderful job.

Julie P. said...

Can't wait to listen to Beth's!

Michele said...

Okay, so I started the 5th Wave in dead tree version. Cannot wait to hear if the audio is better than my 50 pages read so far!