4 audiobooks for fall

A Shakespeare retelling, a dramatic nonfiction story from Mali, and two celebrity chef memoirs are among the season's new audiobook releases.

2. 'The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,' by Joshua Hammer

(Read by Paul Boehmer; HighBridge Audio; eight CDs; nine hours)
Hammer, a journalist with serious credentials, combines an exciting and well-researched adventure story with the history of Mali to tell the tale of Abdel Kader Haidara, a courageous man who saves over 350,000 precious manuscripts from the elements, marauders, and religious fundamentalists, often at great personal risk. Narrator Boehmer’s Arabic accents and pronunciation sound authentic and his deep voice and commanding manner work well in narrating this dramatic first-person account.      
Grade: B +

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