What’s that sound?! Scary summer listening

Looking for an audiobook to while away the hours during your summer travels? Suspense audios will keep you spellbound and might even offer a distraction from jam-packed planes, annoying seatmates and missed connections.

BookPage audio columnist Sukey Howard recommends these mysteries and thrillers (including THE FIX) as her top choices for suspenseful summer listening. Tune in and zone blissfully out.

Review: THE FIX is a compelling puzzler

“Baldacci is a truly gifted storyteller, and this novel is a perfect “fix” for the thriller aficionado,” says the Associated Press. Read the full review here.

David Baldacci talks his flawed detective and his latest yarn, ‘The Fix’

Amos Decker, the former professional football player and ex-cop-turned-private detective in best-selling author David Baldacci’s most popular series, is flawed. “I love Amos Decker,” Baldacci said. “He has so many flaws. He crashes and burns a lot. He’s got this superpower that lifts him above other people in a narrow way.” Read the full interview here.

Baldacci: On Reading, Writing & Literacy

With over 110 million copies of his books in print, chances are you’ve heard the name of author David Baldacci. His first book, Absolute Power, was adapted into a film starring Clint Eastwood. His books have been published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries. But it was because of this literary success that Baldacci wanted to avoid preferential treatment when it came to publishing his Vega Jane series for young readers. Read/listen to the full story here.

David Baldacci to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Library of Virginia

Best-selling author David Baldacci will receive this year’s Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia. The award, which recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by an author with Virginia ties, will be given at the library’s Literary Awards Celebration in October. Read more here.