SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive, Inc.

June 03, 2009 09:45 ET

Nora Roberts and David Baldacci Audiobooks Return to Most Downloaded Books From the Library List

James Patterson's 'The 8th Confession' Becomes Top Download at OverDrive-Powered Libraries

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - OverDrive (, the leading global distributor of audiobooks, eBooks, and more to libraries, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for May 2009 ( The latest releases from David Baldacci and Nora Roberts made the Most Downloaded list for a second time, hitting No. 6 and No. 10 respectively. James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's "The 8th Confession" became the most downloaded fiction audiobook, while John Grisham's "The Associate" remained close to the top in the No. 2 spot. Audiobook and eBook titles by Janet Evanovich, Rick Riordan, Meg Cabot, and Steve Lopez were also among the most downloaded books from OverDrive-powered libraries last month.

The 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 8,500 libraries in the OverDrive global network. Complete lists for audiobooks and eBooks in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction, and juvenile nonfiction are available at

Most Downloaded Audiobooks from the Library - Adult Fiction (May 2009)

Rank            Title           Author        Publisher     Months on List
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            The 8th         Patterson,
1.          Confession      Maxine Paetro   Books on Tape                 2
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2.          The Associate   John Grisham    Books on Tape                 5
            --------------- --------------- --------------- ---------------
3.          The Host        Stephenie Meyer Books on Tape                13
            --------------- --------------- --------------- ---------------
4.          Atlas Shrugged  Ayn Rand        Audio                        10
            --------------- --------------- --------------- ---------------
5.          1st to Die      James Patterson Hachette Audio               17
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6.          First Family    David Baldacci  Books on Tape                 2
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            The Friday
            Night Knitting                  Blackstone
7.          Club            Kate Jacobs     Audio, Inc.                  17
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                                            BBC Audiobooks
8.          Plum Spooky     Janet Evanovich America                       5
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9.          The Appeal      John Grisham    Books on Tape                16
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10.         Vision in White Nora Roberts    Audio                         2
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OverDrive provides download services for more than 8,500 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for PC, Mac®, iPod®, Sony® Reader, and virtually any MP3 player. To see if your public library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile (, a high-tech 18-wheeler traveling North America on behalf of public libraries to raise awareness about free library downloads.

'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are developed based on a formula that includes books checked out and on a waiting list at OverDrive-powered libraries.

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