June is Audiobook Month! To celebrate, Library Unicorn's Home Team compiled a list of our Top 6 Audiobooks.
12 rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Petersen
Narrated by the author. From Audible, "Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. " What is great about this book is that Dr. Petersen gives 12 life lessons broken down so that anyone can understand the reasoning behind them. *Recommended by Connor, Library Unicorn technical support.
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
Narrated by the author. From Audible, "For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes." In this inspiring autobiography, Goggins shares his 40% Rule and how the reader can push beyond using only 40% of our capabilities and reach our potential. *Recommended by Connor, Library Unicorn technical support.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1 by Becky Chambers. Narrated by Rachel Dulude. From Audible, "Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space - and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe - in this lighthearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star." This series won the Hugo Award for Best Series, Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and won a variety of awards for its genre. The narrator, Rachel Dulude, has a great reading voice which adds to the experience.*Recommended by Jeff, Library Unicorn technical support.
The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan. Narrated by Robbie Daymond. From Audible, "After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favor." This young adult series is a fun and 'clean' riff off of Greek mythology. A great choice if you are looking for something light and entertaining. *Recommended by Jeff, Library Unicorn technical support.
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich. Narrated by Lorelei King. From Audible, "Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do."
A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty-hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her." The latest installment in the Stephanie Plum latest mystery series is another rollicking fun adventure! *Recommended by Beth, Library Unicorn founder.
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson. Narrated by the author. From Audible, "It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. He resigns and heads for the hills to become an outlaw. A band of ruthless coyotes are happy to teach Hank the trade. Will Hank be forced to raid his own ranch?" Hank the Cowdog is family-friendly and perfect for a long road trip. This series is a family favorite! *Recommended by Beth, Library Unicorn founder.
Did you know that listening or reading stimulates the same cognitive and emotional areas of the brain? According to Audiobooks or Reading? To Our Brains It Doesn't Matter the way that our "brains were creating meaning from the words in the same way, regardless if they were listening or reading. In fact, the brain maps for both auditory and visual input they created from the data looked nearly identical." Download an audiobook from your local library and celebrate our amazing brains and Audiobook Month!