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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Do You Have the Most Notable (Audio)Books of 2010?

In their Sunday Book Review, The New York Times lists 100 Notable Books of 2010. Separated into two groups (Fiction & Poetry and Nonfiction), the concise list highlights the crème de la crème of this year’s publications, providing a valuable guide for library visiting and literary gift giving. 

Some highlights from the fiction portion of this year’s list include Freedom, “a masterly portrait of a nuclear family in turmoil, with an intricately ordered narrative and a majestic sweep;” The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, “the third installment of [Stieg Larsson’s] pulse-racing trilogy featuring Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander;” and Room, the narrative of a five-year-old boy who knows no other existence than living with his trapped mother in an eleven-by-eleven room.

Biographies are prominent throughout the nonfiction portion of the list. Some noteworthy examples include Cleopatra, a stunning portrait of “the Macedonian-Egyptian queen in all her ambition, audacity and formidable intelligence;” Life, the autobiography of Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards; and Washington, a chronicling of the first American president’s many adventures.

These 100 notable books are sure to be in great demand, and to help you prepare, we’ve organized an audiobook collection of this year’s gems.  To find this collection, click browse in the toolbar on the Midwest Tape website.

Select Audiobook and browse by collection and then scroll through the collections to find NY Times 2010 Notables.

You can also access the collection by following The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010 panel on our homepage.

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