Can you believe it’s already the end of June? We’ve had a great start to our summer here at OverDrive and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will bring!  To help wrap up Audiobook Month, here is our final set of staff picked audiobook recommendations:


Virginia Murdoch, Designer (OverDrive Australia)

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” – David Sedaris


David Sedaris reads from his own collection of autobiographical short essays; it’s edgy and laugh-out-loud funny, and perfect for a long road trip. It converted me to audiobooks for life.


Leslie Prusinski, Account Specialist (Library Partner Services)

A Confederacy of Dunces” – John Kennedy Toole


I had unsuccessfully tried to start this book several times before I finally tried the audiobook version. Boy, am I glad I did! The characters and movement of the book are perfect for audio format, and narrator Barrett Whitener’s delivery of the each outrageous character (especially main character Ignatius J. Reilly) made me want to keep driving just to hear more of the story.


Drew Small, Manager (Support Services)

The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family” – Dan Savage


June is Pride month and with two new Supreme Court rulings, this audiobook is perfect for any library’s collection. With a great sense of humor, Dan Savage delves into the current topics of the day.


Clay White, Product Owner (Product Management)

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life” – C.S. Lewis


Get to know the life, struggles, and eventual triumph of one the world’s greatest thinkers. This book describes the journey many people face when trying to find joy in a world full of struggles, pain, and confusion. Even though it’s probably a coincidence, I love that his wife’s name was also Joy.


Leah Kardamis, Graphic Designer (Marketing)

Same Kind of Different As Me” – Ron Hall & Denver Moore


This is a true and emotional story that shows the differences between those who seem to have it all and those who have next to nothing. An art collector and his wife are connected with a homeless man, each sharing and learning from each other.


Heather Valentine-Gold, Account Specialist (Library Partner Services)

Hitch-22: A Memoir” – Christopher Hitchens


When I’m in the mood for an audiobook, I seek out nonfiction and I’m particularly drawn to titles read by the author. Few journalists are as captivating as Christopher Hitchens. Listening to him read his memoir, published just over a year before his death, offers fascinating insight into the experiences, books, people and places that inspired his writing.


Jason Pokines, Designer (UI/UX Development)

Ready Player One” – Ernest Cline

World War Z” – Max Brooks

A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice & Fire series)” – George R. R. Martin


I couldn’t pick just one so I’m recommending all three above!


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