Under the Radar: Audiobooks with Sound Effects

Getting tired of the same old narration in your audiobooks? Wish your books came with sound effects? Try one of these titles for a brand-new listening adventure:
  • Civil War by Stuart Moore
    Get ready for Marvel’s newest movie by checking out an audio adaptation of the Civil War comic event. How do you make an audiobook of a comic? Think of it as a combination of an audiobook with added narration and a movie with a full cast of actors and lots of sound effects. The final experience is one not to be missed! And if the Avengers aren’t your thing, we have Ms. Marvel as a graphic audio, too!
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
    This audiobook may actually be better than its print counterpart because it gives the listener the full experience of what it would be like to have the internet in your head-complete with chat messages and pop-up ads. With its many issues of technology and security, this YA novel will easily interest adult readers.
  • Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
    This celebrity memoir is worth listening to for one reason: it’s an audiobook that knows it’s an audiobook. Ellen takes full advantage of the format by making jokes about audiobooks, playing with silences, and even adding in a special audiobook-only chapter of funny animal noises.

By Jez Layman, adult services librarian 

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