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LISTEN: Regional Stories for the Foliage Drive

LISTEN: Regional Stories for the Foliage Drive
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by in Sep 2009

Audiobooks are a great way to “set the mood” for your destination. These selected excerpts from Random House Audio were chosen for their regional appeal to leaf peepers as they drive through the Northeast this fall.

To sample this playlist of audiobooks, click on the audio clip button to hear the excerpt. Click on the title for purchase information.

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Bill Bryson
Read by the author
Bryson walks the Appalachian Trail (which stretches from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Spring Mountain in Georgia) recounting hilarious moments of his journey as well as the rich history of the trail.

THE DOUBLE BIND

Chris Bohjalian

Read by Susan Denaker
After being attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, Laurel Estabrook withdraws into her photography and develops a friendship with a homeless man who claims to be a famous photographer. However, after his death, Laurel’s interest about his past grows into obsession when she finds a box of his photographs and realizes that he was covering up a deep family secret.

THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK

John Updike

Read by Kate Reading
More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick, and the three divorcees–Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie–have left town, remarried, and become widows. Yet when travel to exotic vacations proves to be an unsuccessful way to cope with their grief, they each decide to go back to the sleepy Rhode Island town of Eastwick for the summer where their old mischief quickly ensues.

BRIDGE OF SIGHS

Richard Russo

Read by Arthur Morey
Louis Charles Lynch is has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life and is about to embark on a vacation with his wife to Italy. Lynch’s oldest friend, once a rival for his wife’s affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. Perhaps for this reason Lynch is writing the story of his town, his family, and his own life that makes up this rich and mesmerizing novel.

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