|Locally-Produced Audio Books
2003 – 2007
Washington Talking Book
& Braille Library
2021 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2783
Toll free: 1-800-542-0866
Dear Talking Book Readers,
This catalog lists audio books produced by the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library from 2003 through 2007. Book listings are arranged by subject and include a brief description of the book’s content. We hope that this catalog helps you discover interesting reading material.
These titles were selected for production based on your requests and to supplement underrepresented areas in the existing collection. You will find that many of the books are by local authors or are set in the Pacific Northwest.
Production of these books would not have been possible without the contribution of many hours of narrating, editing, and reviewing by our talented volunteers. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for their assistance.
To order any of the books listed here, simply call the Library at 1-800-542-0866 (206-615-0400 in the Seattle area) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Danielle King, Director
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
Table of Contents
BOOKS FOR ADULTS - NONFICTION 5
Animals and Wildlife 7
Business and Economics 16
Folklore and Mythology 18
Government and Politics 18
Language and Literature 24
Medicine and Health 25
Nature and the Environment 29
Northwest History 30
Psychology and Self-Help 35
Religion and Philosophy 38
Science and Technology 41
Social Sciences 44
Sports and Recreation 46
BOOKS FOR ADULTS - FICTION 49
Contemporary Fiction 50
Growing Up 52
Historical Fiction 89
Historical Fiction 52
Mystery and Detective: Historical 55
Mystery and Detective: Contemporary 58
Paranormal Fiction and Horror 67
Religious Themes 68
Science Fiction 70
Short Stories 71
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS - NONFICTION 75
Animals and Wildlife 75
Medicine and Health 76
Nature and the Environment 77
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS - FICTION 78
Animals and Wildlife 78
Folk and Fairy Tales 86
Growing Up 88
Humor, Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes 90
Science Fiction 93
BOOKS FOR ADULTS - NONFICTION
The Curve of Time CBA 7470
by M. Wylie Blanchet. Narrated by Lynn Rodgers.
2 cassettes. 7.50 hours. Available for download.
Blanchet's recounting of summers spent cruising around the Inside Passage with her children in a 25-foot-long boat. Their adventures include close encounters with a cougar and killer whales, looking for seahorses, and discovering Native American artifacts. 1968.
Arctic Homestead CBA 7655
by Norma Cobb and Charles W. Sasser. Narrated by Kathleen Howe.
In 1973, the Cobb family headed to Alaska, claimed land under the Homestead Act, and then dealt with fierce winters, predatory animals, and unscrupulous neighbors. 2000.
American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age CBA 7667
by Pete Davies. Narrated by Cynthia Ellis.
On July 7, 1919, an extraordinary cavalcade of sixty-nine military motor vehicles set off from the White House on an epic journey. Their goal was California, and ahead of them lay 3,250 miles of dirt, mud, rock, and sand. 2002.
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America CBA 7794
by Linda Lawrence Hunt. Narrated by Marilyn Goebel.
Helga Estby left Spokane, Washington, and walked to New York City on a $10,000 challenge. This remarkable story of hardship and suffering was long lost and only recently discovered by the author. 2003.
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack De Crow: A Mirror Odyssey from North Wales to the Black Sea CBA 7535
by A.J. MacKinnon. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.
Mackinnon stepped into a dinghy in Wales, intending to sail a few hundred miles down the Severn River, stopping at pubs and having a lark for a few days. He landed in Romania. 2002.
What the Ice Gets: The Story of Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition Told In Verse CBA 7465
by Melinda Mueller. Narrated by Alita Kiaer.
Blending historical, scientific, and literary scholarship with an impressive range of poetic forms, the author brings us the legendary tale of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition. 2000.
Journal of a Trapper: In the Rocky Mountains Between 1834 and 1843 CBA 7397
by Osborne Russell. Narrated by Tim Clifford.
In 1834 Osborne Russell joined an expedition headed through the Rocky Mountains. Along the way he acquired the skills necessary for survival in the wild and kept this journal. 2001.