Lockdown Listening!

Prior to lockdown, eAudiobooks were a normal part of my routine. In fact the only way I could cope with the commute to work was by listening to a book.

Working from home hasn’t curbed my enthusiasm for eAudiobooks in the least. I now find myself becoming just a bit obsessed with browsing all the amazing books in our BorrowBox library and I absolutely love the way you can listen to a preview of the title before borrowing.

After all what is more relaxing than someone reading you a story, which is basically what an eAudiobook book is right? eAudiobooks give me the chance to escape and block out all the annoying, stressful things and enjoy a good book when I am unable to actually physically sit down and read one.

So without further ramblings I thought I would share with you some of the great eAudiobooks I have listened to; not only during lockdown but over the last few months and my ‘all time’ favourites.

It is my hope that you will find something amazing to listen to and take your mind off everything going on at the moment.

You can find all my listening favourites in our BorrowBox Library.

Here is hoping you all find the perfect book to listen to, and lose yourself in the amazing world of storytelling that is eAudiobooks.

Happy listening,

Jody

P.S.

I forgot to mention that BorrowBox recently launched their new and improved BorrowBox website and app and I am loving it! The ease of use and the attractive way the books are displayed and how easy it is to navigate around really has had me spend way too much time browsing and reserving.

You can explore BorrowBox for yourself here!

Some of my recent eAudiobooks

Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon

Someone I used to Know by Paige Toon

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Prison healer by Lynette Noni

Wolfe Island by Lucy Trealor

The switch by Beth O’Leary

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Top 9 All Time Favourite eAudiobooks, in no particular order….

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Black Diamonds by Kim Kelly

Sistersong by Lucy Holland

Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling & read by Stephen Fry

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes

Introducing Click & Read

City of Parramatta Libraries are proud to introduce a new series of promotional material to help our community connect with books 24/7, especially while we are closed. We have been very busy behind the scenes producing online content and purchasing additional Online Library items. Our ever popular eBooks, eAudio & eMagazines have been getting a real workout.

‘Click & Read’ postcards are an alternative to our in-library bookmarks and are designed to make it a little easier to find authors in your favourite genre. Each postcard lists a number of great authors who write eBooks/eAudio in popular genres or subjects. Simply click on the author name to display a listing of available titles via our library catalogue, choose a title you wish to read and borrow it via our Wheelers ePlatform or Bolinda BorrowBox apps.
Why not download the first set of ‘Click & Read’ postcards by clicking on a genre now?

eBooks & eAudiobooks

Library closed? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

City of Parramatta Libraries online library allows you to access a huge collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from home in a way that works for you!

Accessible using smartphones & tablets, computers or eReaders.

For a full guide on how to access and download material. Check out our Online Library Guide

In the meantime take a look at some of our listening & eBook favourites!

Click on the heading for a link to our Online Library.

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM BORROW BOX

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay, (eAudiobook)

Land of Golden Wattle by J.H. Fletcher, (eAudiobook)

The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham, (eAudiobook)

The Yield by Tara June Winch, (eAudiobook)

The Pacific In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill by Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, (eAudiobook)

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM WHEELERS ePLATFORM

9 Classic Quilt Blocks by Lynne Edwards, (eBook)

Cruel Acts by Jane Casey, (eBook)

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, (eBook)

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean, (eBook)

Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific by Christina Thompson, (eBook)

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM RBDIGITAL

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, (eAudiobook)

Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty, (eAudiobook)

Face It by Debra Harry, (eAudiobook)

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey, (eAudiobook)

The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon, (eAudiobook)

Have fun exploring all the eBooks and eAudiobooks we have available!