Thursday, November 05, 2009

I Just Listened To…

...Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich.

Are you a Facebook fan or completely befuddled by social networking? Either way, the story of how Facebook started is pretty fascinating. I love to listen to audiobooks in my car. This one kept me interested from beginning to end. Relatively short, as audiobooks go (it runs 7 hours and 19 minutes, unabridged), it starts with a couple of Harvard undergraduates of the somewhat geeky variety, one of whom is now (less than 5 years later) a billionaire many times over.

Some other recently acquired audiobooks now available at Copper Queen Library on CD are The Somnambulist*by Jonathan Barnes (10 hours 30 minutes), Neon Rain* by James Lee Burke (8 hours 30 minutes) and Life Sentences* by Laura Lippman (10 hours).

As always, if the audio book you are looking for is checked out, the staff will be happy to put a hold on it so when it does become available you will be notified.

* The Copper Queen Library has these titles available in book format as well.

--by Hanje Richards