Reviews and Blog Posts: road trips

Will Sparrow's road

by Karen Cushman

Reviewer Rating:
3

In his twelve years of life, Will Sparrow has been abandoned, abused, and sold for beer, forced to rely on his wits and thievery to survive. When the innkeeper who owns him threatens to sell him as a chimney sweep, Will runs away without shoes on his feet or food to...

The Dog of the South

by Charles Portis

Reviewer Rating:
3

The Dog of the South has the best opening line I've read in a long time: "My wife Norma had run off with Guy Dupree and I was waiting around for the credit card billings to come in so I could see where they had gone."

Cain's blood : a novel

by Geoffrey Girard

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you like government conspiracies, serial killer stories, science, and thrills, this is a book you might want to take a look at. The government has defense contractors cloning some of the most infamous serial killers in history--Son of Sam, Dahmer, Bundy and more. They say they're working on a...

Kiss the morning star

by Elissa Janine Hoole

Reviewer Rating:
4

Anna and Kat are on a post graduation road trip, inspired by the words of Jack Kerouac and looking for answers. Anna hasn't been able to feel much since her mother died and her father shut down, and Kat wants her best friend back. A wild ride that includes matching...

Audio Books for Holiday Road Trips

Audio books can help the miles go by faster on a holiday road trip. With the holds service on hiatus, this is a great time to explore DPL's Audio eBook collection for titles to download or to visit the closest branch location to browse books on CD in person.

I’ve found that some of the best audio books are juvenile and young adult fiction. Short stories are also a good option because you can listen to one story—or a couple of stories—and then take a break to converse with whomever you're traveling with, listen to music, or just silently enjoy the scenery until you’re ready for another story. Plus, a good audio book must have a great reader to tell the story: even a good story can’t survive a bad reader. Here are some favorites:

Going bovine

by Libba Bray

Reviewer Rating:
4

Somewhere between a road trip and just plain tripped out, somewhere between Mad Cow Disease and madness, somewhere between life and death, you'll find Going Bovine. Cameron has just found out that he has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, aka Mad Cow disease. He's dying. Cameron hasn't done all that much with his...

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