Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June is Audiobook Month!



Here's just one more reason to celebrate the month of June: it's Audiobook Month! In honor of the occasion, I'm kicking off the month by listening to Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen http://www.carlhiaasen.com/.

Normally, I want to savor every funny word Hiassen writes, but in this case, the audiobook version was better because I'm listening to it with my husband. Carl Hiassen is one of the few fiction writers we both can agree on, joining a small band of other fabulous authors including Christopher Moore http://www.chrismoore.com/ and Tom Robbins http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Robbins/e/B000APVAHM.

This is an opportune time to note that both Christopher Moore and Tom Robbins have new books out this summer. Moore's latest work is called The Serpent of Venice. As the title implies, the action is set in Venice. Pocket from Fool: A Novel, returns in The Serpent of Venice, lured there on the promise of scoring a with a hot chick. As luck would have it, three men are actually trying to murder poor Pocket instead of granting him the heart of the wile-some Portia http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+serpent+of+venic.

I usually wait with baited breath for anything new to come from Christopher Moore. I slowly indulge in his wacky humor which is why reading his stuff is usually best. However, there are some exceptions and I believe The Serpent of Venice may be one of them. Like Moore's 2012 book Sacre Blue: A Comedy d'Art, cries out for the spoken word. The story was set in exotic locations with words that are hard to read and mentally pronounce. In addition to being tickle-me-funny, Sacre Blue was made all the more enjoyable by a wonderful narrator who correctly annunciated all the wonderful locations in Europe this novel invokes http://www.amazon.com/Sacre-Bleu-A-Comedy-dArt/dp/006177975X/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1Z44A8W52MTNR9RX0GZX.



Tom Robbins' Tibetan Peach Pie is touted as an amusing memoir, giving readers an insight into the colorful mind of this talented author. I'll also try this one as audio book on the promises that it will be an quirky romp through the fascinating life of Tom Robbins – the perfect backdrop for a long road trip or journey http://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Peach-Pie-Account-Imaginative/dp/1483004600/ref=tmm_abk_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1401744250

However your tastes may run, I hope you'll find a good audio book to accompany you on your adventures this summer. With so many titles to choose from, the hardest thing will be deciding which one to listen to first!

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