Staff Picks Audiobooks for Over the River and Through the Woods

If there is a long drive ahead of you for the holidays, why not get a great book to listen to? Here are a few that have been road tested by Ann Arbor District Library Staff (the Staff Picks shelf is downtown on the first floor) :

Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears is a wonderful thriller with a retired reporter looking back on his quest to find out what really happened to a wealthy London financier who fell or was pushed from a window in 1909. “When I read Iain Pears' An Instance of the Fingerpost years ago, I thought it was so brilliantly plotted, so compulsively entertaining, so utterly engrossing that I gave it to my father and said, 'This is the new Dickens.'Stone's Fall is better.”—Malcolm Gladwell

With more than 500,000 copies sold, Chickenhawk by Robert Mason is about his Army service as a combat pilot in Vietnam. “Very simply the best book so far out of Vietnam.” .”—St Louis Post-Dispatch

Best known for his Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith has written over 60 books. Love Over Scotland is the second in a series about the lodgers at an Edinburgh boardinghouse. “[McCall Smith] is a pro, and he delivers sharp observation, gentle satire . . . as well as the expected romantic complications. . . . [Readers will] relish McCall Smith’s depiction of this place . . . and enjoy his tolerant, good-humored company.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin interviews and profiles the justices based on interviews and covers the major issues they have before them. “A major achievement, lucid and probing.”—Bob Woodward


Iain Pear, the new Dickens? Wow, I must check this out..Thanks for the blog!