Top audio book picks at The Hills Shire Library

With the cooler weather rolling in, now is the perfect time to dive into the wonderful world of audio books.

The Hills Shire Library Service’s online audio catalogue includes more than 3,200 books for adults and children, which spans across a wide variety of genres including, romance, mystery, crime, fantasy and so much more.

If you are a member of The Hills Shire Library Service, you can borrow them instantly, for free and using your handheld device. And the best part is – you can listen to your audio book almost anywhere.

Just download the Libby or BorrowBox app and sign in with your library card and four digit pin and choose the book you are keen on listening to.

Or, if you are struggling to make a choice, FOCUS has listed the top three audio books which can be downloaded from either the BorrowBox and the Libby app.

Top three BorrowBox audio books:

Truly Madly Guilty By Liane Moriarty

New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty returns with another action-packed novel filled with intrigue, drama and more dishy secrets than ever before. This time the Australian author and former Hills Shire resident sifts through the emerging fault lines of seemingly happy families in the novel, Truly Madly Guilty.

Lion by Saroo Brierley

Based on a true story, Lion follows the story of Saroo Brierly who became lost on a train at the age of five. Not knowing anything about his family or where he lived, Saroo was left homeless and living on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia.

Saroo lived a happy life with his adopted family, but he wanted to know more about his origins. And that’s where the journey back home begins.

Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover

Talk back radio presenter, journalist and author, Richard Glover, discusses his unconventional upbringing in his memoir, Flesh Wounds.

Glover’s mother was known to lie, she was a deluded snob, and even ran away with Glover’s English teacher – a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector.

His father, an alcoholic, flew through wives after being hurt by Glover’s mother .

And there was Glover, a confused teenager, trying to find acceptance.

Top three audio books you can borrow on the Libby app:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts or anything to do with the world of wizardry for that matter. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys  – his only surviving relatives. But that all changes when a mysterious letter arrives by an owl messenger. A letter with an invitation to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And that’s where the real adventures begin.

The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley

Eve Lattimore’s is already dealing with a son who has a rare medical condition and an unruly daughter who is dealing with her own personal matters. But now she has to deal with the unthinkable when tragedy strikes in her quiet little cul-de-sac.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

It’s a tale about two star-crossed lovers.

Anna is a beautiful married woman and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who becomes infatuated by Anna. Although she initially resists his charms, Anna eventually falls head over heels for the army officer, setting a chain of events that lead to her downfall.

How to sign-up to The Hills Shire Library Service

If you are not already a member, just visit your local Hills Shire Library branch – Dural Library, Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Baulkham Hills Library and Castle Hill Library – with two forms of identification including a proof of address and our friendly library staff will join you up.

Check out the library’s website ( for more information on how to join.

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