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Welcome to the official audioBoom channel for World Book Day - A World of Stories Online.
Like what you hear? Pick up the books at your local bookstore or library and discover a world of stories.

    Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

    Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

    Am I Normal Yet?

    By Holly Bourne

    Read by Charlie Sanderson

    First book of The Spinster Club series

    All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she's almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as ‘the-girl-who-went-nuts,’ there's only one thing left to tick off her list... a boyfriend. But relationships can mess with anyone's head - something Evie's new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won't tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?

    • 5 min
    The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

    The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

    The Lie Tree

    By Frances Hardinge

    Read by Emilia Fox

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015.

    The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.

    The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .

    • 6 min
    A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    A Monster Calls

    By Patrick Ness

    Based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

    Read by Jason Isaacs

    Costa Award winner and Guardian Prize winning author, Patrick Ness delivers an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.

    The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

    This monster is something different though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

    It wants the truth.

    • 6 min
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    The Hunger Games

    By Suzanne Collins

    Read by Carolyn McCormick

    First in the ground-breaking Hunger Games trilogy.

    Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

    • 7 min
    Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

    Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

    Maggot Moon

    By Sally Gardner

    Read by Robert Madge

    A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion

    Winner of the Carnegie Medal and a 2012 Costa Award winner. Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is a starkly and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion from award-winning author, Sally Gardner.

    • 7 min
    Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

    Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

    Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    By Cassandra Clare

    Read by Ari Graynor

    Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love.

    • 5 min

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