5 Gentle Reads on Audio Book

5 Gentle Reads on Audio Book

If you’re looking for a feel-good audio book that is without profanity, violence, or sex, consider these suggestions of gentle reads with charming characters and inspiring stories.

womanwithheadphonesCall the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth and read By Nicola Barber
The three books of this trilogy chronicle Jennifer Worth’s career as a midwife from start to finish, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements and subsequent closure of Nonnatus House.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison and read by Susan Ericksen
Claire and her cousin Evanelle are two of the last members of the Waverly family, a family whose remarkable gifts and unique garden have made them oddities in their North Carolina hometown.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and read by Paul Boehmer
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole and read by Elle Newlands and others
A love story told in letters spans two world wars and follows the correspondence between a poet on the Scottish Isle of Skye and an American volunteer ambulance driver for the French Army, an affair that is discovered years later when the poet disappears.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Read by Scott Brick
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

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Andrea is a Collection Development Manager for Clermont County Public Library.