Audiobook Lovers Rejoice!

logo_novelistDo you love audiobooks?  Well, finding the perfect audiobook to listen to just became a whole lot easier with the addition of listeners’ advisory features to Novelist!  Novelist is a database offered through the library which provides reviews, appeal information and readalikes for tens of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, and now that content has expanded to include audiobooks.

So, what does this mean for you?  With NoveList you can:

Search for Listenalikes

Look up an audiobook in NoveList and find listenalikes – titles that are similar to those that you already know you enjoy.  These suggestions come direct from NoveList’s librarian staff and pair audiobooks based on appeal elements and subject matter.Novelist1Preview and Review Audiobooks
Preview audio samples to be sure you’ll enjoy the style of narration.  Read both professional reviews from sources like Audiofile and reader reviews from Goodreads to see what other listeners thought.Novelist2Find the Right Sound
Love listening to a full cast of characters?  Or do you prefer a single, strong voice?  Maybe you like books read by the author?  NoveList has added narrative appeal descriptors to each audiobook record, allowing you to search for narration styles such as comedic, immersive, musically enhanced or wry.

Novelist3Find the Right Format
NoveList will tell you what formats an audiobook has been produced in: CD, eAudiobook, MP3CD or Playaway.  You can also check the book’s run time and search for audiobooks by duration.


Once you’ve found an audiobook you think you’ll enjoy, search CCPL’s catalog to see if the library owns it.  We have CD, eAudiobook and Playaway formats.  If you’re interested in listening to audiobooks on a mobile device, then it’s time to explore the Ohio Digital Library, OneClickdigital or Hoopla.  If you need assistance learning how to explore NoveList or setting up a device to use eAudiobooks, contact your local branch or request a Book-A-Librarian appointment for an hour of one-on-one assistance.  CCPL reference staff is also happy to provide reading and listening suggestions.  Tell us a bit about your reading interests via our new NowWhat service and we’ll respond to you within a week with a list of personalized suggestions.

Images and some text courtesy of NoveList.

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