The Sound of Story

Provided by Okanagan Regional Library

Spinning a story around a campfire may even predate the first time a human ever painted on the walls of a cave.


People are continuing to tell stories in the same way, except these days the voices are recorded and the narratives are created by professional authors and thousands of these stories are available through the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL).


“Audiobooks are a great resource that can be used virtually anytime,” said ORL Marketing and Communications Director Michal Utko. “It is particularly convenient for people to listen to books while they’re engaged in another activity such as cooking, cleaning house, walking, running or exercising at home.”


The ORL’s e-library offers free access to almost 10,000 audiobooks in a wide range of fiction genres including a collection of classic literature with such gems as Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Mysteries such as A Better Man by Louise Penny, The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke and A Necessary End by Peter Robinson. And thrillers like Past Tense by Lee Child, A King’s Ransom by James Grippando and Void Moon by Michael Connelly.
Titles in other available genres such as suspense, science fiction and fantasy, romance and horror are also available. Addtionally, the ORL collection features almost 2,300 nonfiction titles including works of history such as The Necessary War by Tim Cooke, autobiographical titles like Molly‘s Game by Molly Bloom, biographies such as Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy by Nicholas Reynolds and The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt.


Did you ever want to read or listen to a book that you’re shy about checking out in person because of the genre or even the cover? Now with an e-library title no one will know what you’re actually listening to or reading. You are free to read or listen to whatever title you want.


If you wish to set up your device, android tablet or iPad to read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks, please go to www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/ebooks-eaudiobooks/orl-ebooks. You will need a valid library card and four-digit PIN in order to access and download titles. If you do not have a library card and PIN, please go to www.orl.bc.ca/using-the-library/E-card-station.

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