I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fiction…Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

A review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo I would have sworn I was listening to a novel as I followed the saga of Abdul, a “trash-picker”, and his neighbors–all of whom live in Annawadi, a slum that sits right next to the airport in Mumbai, […]

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 25 – Audiobooks

Audiobooks are popular, especially in the summertime. Join Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley as they host a discussion (36:08) with Marie Manthe about discovering and enjoying audiobooks, favorite narrators and preferred formats. What are your favorite audiobooks?

One Great Listen: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

My review of the audiobook Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly I was thoroughly engrossed by this story about a teenager–Andi–who fights her own personal demons while vividly encountering the world of the French Revolution. Andi is, in short, a mess. Her younger brother Truman’s death has reduced her to popping anti-depressant pills just to make it […]