Remember how much you loved listening to mom or dad read aloud your favorite story? Believe it or not, you can now take pleasure in the grown-up version. While the little ones are busy making sand castles and splashing by the shoreline, download an audible book. Many public library branches have new releases ready to be instantly downloaded. In addition, on-line retailers such as Amazon, AudioBooks.com, and B&N have thousands of titles available with just one click. To help you get started on your summer reading list, here is a sampling of some of the hottest audible books in stores now.
The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbraith (a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling) is the most talked about book this month. You may remember The Cuckoo’s Calling from last year that hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In the second book in the series, Rowling has crafted this summer’s most addictive guilty pleasure. Novelist Owen Quine goes missing amid completing a contentious manuscript, and it’s up to private detective Cormoran Strike to determine if it’s foul play.
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner is the current release by this superstar New York Times bestselling author of chick lit. Like many moms, the lead character in this story Allison struggles with marriage, motherhood, and her budding career. But when the myriad of stressors prove to be more than she can handle, she finds herself facing the unthinkable…a drug addiction. In this sensational summertime read, Weiner depicts how one woman’s plight to balance it all leads to an uncharted path of self-discovery.
Dare to Desire: Dare to Love Book 2 by Carly Phillips is the newest audible release by this New York Times romance author. Football star Alex Dare is at the top of his game until an unfortunate accident sends him permanently to the sidelines. When a new career opportunity comes his way, he is forced to work with social worker and former flame Madison Evans. As Phillips’ fans have come to expect, she turns up the heat in this unforgettable story of love and second chances.
The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee is a magical novel combining two passions of the heart, true love and food. Portia Cuthcart never planned on moving away from Texas, but she soon discovers life is filled with many hidden treasures. After suffering some major life-changing setbacks, she takes off for Manhattan with her two sassy sisters to start anew. An engaging novel that begins each chapter with a course of a menu, this delightful tale is worth the read.
Something Sweeter: Sweet, Texas (Book 3) by Candis Terry is a hot, addictive series perfect for the beach. Seattle event planner Allison Lane smells trouble brewing when her dad gets engaged to a woman he hardly knows. Hoping he hasn’t made the biggest mistake in his life, she hops a plane to Sweet, Texas to check out his blushing bride. Upon her arrival, she crosses paths with Jesse Wilder, a sexy playboy who, out of the blue, turns Allison’s life completely upside down.
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