Hot New Audio Books – November 4th
Lots of interesting audio books were released this week. In particular I noticed a lot of memoirs and autobiographies. This week’s hot new releases include an exciting conclusion to a fantasy series, two memoirs and a historical tale.
The final book in the bestselling Wicked Series was released this week. Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire takes listeners back to this magical land. The Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law, war has broken out, and the small American girl has decided to come back… yes that’s right, Dorothy’s back. The Wicked Witch’s granddaughter has grown up and it’s time to find out if she has more similarities with Elephba than just her strikingly green skin. The long awaited conclusion to this series will be a fast favorite for Maguire fans.
Considered the most remarkable Christmas of the Century, Pearl Harbor Christmas by Stanley Weintraub looks at Christmas 1941. Publishers Weekly talks about the audio book, “A minor genre, the day-by-day chronicle, receives a fine addition as veteran historian Weintraub devotes a chapter each to the last ten days of 1941 plus New Year’s Day…Readers will enjoy his opinionated portraits of the allied leaders as they hammered out strategy, much of which was rendered irrelevant by subsequent events.”
Carrie Fisher is back with another memoir, Shockaholic. Fans of Wishful Drinking will be excited to delve a little deeper and learn more about her surreal life. The few years since her last audiobook was published has been a roller coaster ride and she talks about her friendship with Michael Jackson, the loss of her father and stepmother, as well as the “wishful shrinking” of losing forty pounds of unwanted flesh. This honest memoir promises to reveal a new, tender side of Carrie Fisher.
Mindy Kaling, best known for her role on The Office has written a hysterical memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Compared to Tiny Fey, this audio book is guaranteed to have you in stitches. Mindy tells the stories of her different lives: the dutiful daughter of immigrant parents, off-Broadway performer and Hollywood actress.
Do any of these audio books peak your interest?