Recommended eAudiobook titles for everyone

Wed 29 Apr 2020

While many of us are working from home, self-isolating and social distancing, reading has an important role to play in keeping us connected to others and looking after our mental health. Here is a recommended list of eAudiobook titles for everyone to enjoy during this time at home. 

1. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They have been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families, a house with the darkest of secrets.

 The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of ...

2. Surrounded by Idiots by Thomas Erikson - (non fiction)

The four types of behaviour , or how to understand those who cannot be understood.

 Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How ...

3. Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

This is not a detective story, this is about the making of a detective. William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC and his sister Grace, he will pursue his dream.

'Twas the Nightshift before Christmas. By Adam Kay.  ( non fiction) A surgical stocking filler from the author of record breaking million copy bestseller "This is going to Hurt". Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat....but 1.4 million NHS workers are heading off to work.

 Nothing Ventured: The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller (William Warwick ...

4. Blue Moon by Lee Child

In a nameless city, two ruthless criminal gangs, one Albanian the other Ukranian, are competing for control. They haven't counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch.

 Blue Moon: (Jack Reacher 24): Child, Lee ...

5. Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris

Her beauty saved her life -  and condemned her. Cilka's is just sixteen when she is taken to Auschwitz - Birkenau concentration camp in 1942. The commandant at Birkenau notices her beautiful long hair and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka's learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After the liberation she is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? In the Siberian prison camp she faces challenges both new and horribly familiar.

Cilka's Journey : Heather Morris : 9781785769047

6. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Offred is a Handmaid's in the Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state. She is placed in the household of the Commander. She only has one function - to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude repopulate a devastated world she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. Masterfully conceived and executed this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

 The Handmaid's Tale: Atwood, Margaret: 9780385490818 ...

7. Becoming by Michelle Obama

The memoir of Michelle Obama  is a deep, reflective and mesmerising storytelling where she invites readers into her world. Chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time at the world's most famous address.

 Becoming: Michelle Obama: Books

8. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

In North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the crematorium as his father's funeral takes place. He has returned to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region. A body has been found on the beach at Crow Point. A man has been stabbed to death with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck. The investigation will take Matthew straight back into the community he left behind and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

 The Long Call (Two Rivers): Cleeves, Ann ...

9. The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James

A spine tingling follow up to The House on Cold Hill. Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground by fire and replaced with ultra modern state of the art homes. A new era has begun - two families move in to their new homes. But looks are deceptive and it's only a matter of days before both couples start to feel that they are not alone.

The Secret of Cold Hill: James, Peter: 9781509816231 ...

You can download any of these books from Derby Libraries online eLibrary service.

If you’re already a member of Derby Libraries, you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our online services for free. If you’re not yet a member, you can join online as a temporary member, and you will get a card that remains valid until the libraries reopen. This means we all can make the most of the excellent facilities our Derby Libraries have on offer during this time.