A site reader (Linda) wrote the other day with a question that I have actually gotten from other Cozy Mystery site readers. Since it involves audible.com and audio books, I decided to see what I could come up with for her, and thought that I would ask you all if you have any suggestions for Linda.
“I have a question for you and possibly an area to add to your site – cozy mysteries on audiobooks. There just aren’t very many of them that are recorded. My mother is legally blind and a lover of cozy mysteries. I subscribed her to Audible.com and use your site to look up possible cozy mysteries that she would like. It’s getting harder and harder to find any though – I look them up one by one, dozens and dozens and dozens before I find ONE that is available on audiobook.
I’m sure there are others who follow your website that have vision problems – any suggestion on where I might be able to find a better selection of cozy mystery audiobooks?”
Linda, my husband and I are members of audible.com, and have enjoyed listening to many different authors: Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ellis Peters, Ruth Rendell, Alexander McCall Smith, and I just discovered that they have Simon Brett and Sister Carol Anne O’Marie in their library. The good news is that they have just started adding Carola Dunn, Monica Ferris, and Dorothy Gilman.
My daughter came to my aid and sent me the following:
“Here’s that info on books for the blind:
To qualify, she has to show that she’s got vision that makes it so she can’t read.”
I went to the site, and under the “Search the Catalog” area they actually use Mary Higgins Clark for the example of an author. It looks like you’ll have to spend some time going through the site, but it does look promising.
It’s not enough that they make audio books of Cozy Mysteries, locating them is the difficult part of the equation. Do any of you have ideas for locating audio books of Cozy Mystery authors? Please post a comment…