Audiobooks Available Now

Aside from reading Nathanael Johnson’s Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness, I was open to listening to a new audiobook. This comes at a peculiar time when we have no wi-fi at home because after reaching our monthly cap, it’s shut off! (It’s the first time it has happened in the six months since we’ve cut cable/conventional TV.)

Overdrive/VPL has a 10 ebook/audiobook check-out maximum but I wasn’t keeping track as I was browsing the 13 pages of Available Now non-fiction audiobook titles. I did go into my list of checked out items and “returned” just-borrowedAmy Poehler’s Yes Please and Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) to make room for volumes that are more interesting to me.

Then I listed them here. Then I sorted them in decreasing likeliness I will read them. It gives you an idea of my priorities and interests at this very moment.

  1. Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue – This is the title that sounds the most like fiction, is less about one person like a memoir but hopefully about several interesting individuals Finished
  2. Joel Osteen’s The Power of I Am – What are the “I Am…” statements? I have never listened to this established motivational speaker before so I might now. But if I’m turned off, I’ll return it right away. Started – won’t finish (too religious and got the gist of it quickly, I think).
  3. Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith – This one is guaranteed to make me feel grounded and – from past experience, it will be fast listen. Started – also too religious
  4. Felicia Day’s You’re Never Weird on the Internet – I don’t know anything about Felicia Day except her fame isn’t based on entertaining, I think… Finished, just in the nick of time
  5. Neil Patrick Harris’ Choose Your Own Autobiography – I like this guy and he reads this title so it will be like a private show.
  6. Judy Greer’s I Don’t Know What You Know Me From – compared to Amy Poehler and Lauren Graham, titles I returned, I am more interested in what Judy Greer might have to say, especially if she reads it herself
  7. Justin Halpern’s I Suck at Girls (author of Sh*t My Dad Says) – his earlier work could become a sitcom; I wonder if he had that in mind while penning this one that could be hilarious.
  8. Jeffrey Archer’s A Prison Diary – I don’t know anything about the author and while the subject sounds interesting, how serious and dark it sounds like it could be means it’s at the end of my list!

On this day..