A NOTE FROM HALL WAYS: I am a huge audio book fan, so when AudioFile noticed and contacted me to help further share the love, I jumped at the chance! Just in time for those August vacations, here's a great list of recommended young adult books to read with your ears! I've added them all to my TBR list!
Life’s challenges sure seem to pile up some days. But there’s a way through. Always. Here are our picks of six great new summer audio books about making your own way in your own life. Thanks to Kristine, we’ll be stopping by regularly with our young adult audio book picks for Hall Ways Blog's readers. Here’s to having an audio book in your ear.
-- Aurelia C. Scott, AudioFile Magazine blogger
Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner, read by Khristina Hvam
You know the old advice about writing out your troubles? Whoa, does it have an unexpected effect on teenage Brynn. (Earphones Award winner)
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough, read by Xe Sands
Amazing real-life Renaissance painter Artemesia Gentileschi reached the stars despite being raped by her tutor. (Brief free-verse novel)
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson, read by Renée Watson
So who doesn’t want to change their life? Actually making it happen is something else. That’s why 17 year-old Jade is so amazing. (narrated by the author)
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl, read by Phoebe Strole
How would you use your time in post-death purgatory? Hint: question everything. (wonderfully eerie paranormal thriller)
Furyborn by Claire Legrand, read by Fiona Hardingham
Having astonishing powers would be rad, right? But do they make you a destroyer or a savior? (hot fantasy novel)
The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers, Read by Michele O. Medlin
The mean girls? What if your life depended on them? (Earphones Award winner)