As far back as there have been humans, we’ve gathered around the fire to listen to stories! The oldest stories we have – the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, The Odyssey – started as oral traditions spoken by poets and listened to by an audience. Here are some can’t miss reads from Cleveland Public Library’s Don and Sarah.
- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Narrated by Jennifer Beals and Benjamin Bratt)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 1 by Lemony Snicket (Narrated by Tim Curry & voice cast)
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – London stage actors
- No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Narrated by BBC full-cast dramatization)
- The Bomber Mafia (2021) by Malcolm Gladwell