SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive, Inc.

September 01, 2009 10:45 ET

'The Time Traveler's Wife' Tops Most Downloaded Books From the Library List

'Julie and Julia' Climbs Nonfiction Audiobook List and Tops eBook Nonfiction List

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - OverDrive (, the leading global distributor of audiobooks, eBooks, and more to libraries, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for August 2009. For complete lists, visit Audrey Niffenegger's "The Time Traveler's Wife" topped the audiobook adult fiction list after the release of a motion picture adaptation. "Julie and Julia" by Julie Powell also saw a boost in popularity on the heels of a film adaptation, topping the eBook adult nonfiction list and climbing to the No. 6 spot on the audiobook adult nonfiction list. Audiobooks and eBooks by Stieg Larsson, Paulo Coelho, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts 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 9,000 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 (August 2009)

Rank           Title           Author        Publisher     on List
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           The Time        Audrey          HighBridge
1          Traveler's Wife Niffenegger     Company            3
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
           Finger Lickin'                  BBC Audiobooks
2          Fifteen         Janet Evanovich America            3
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
           The 8th         Patterson,
3          Confession      Maxine Paetro   Books on Tape      5
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
4          The Host        Stephenie Meyer Books on Tape      16
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
5          Swimsuit        Maxine Paetro   Books on Tape      3
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
6          Atlas Shrugged  Ayn Rand        Audio              13
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
7          1st to Die      James Patterson Hachette Audio     20
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
8          The Associate   John Grisham    Books on Tape      8
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
9          Vision in White Nora Roberts    Audio              5
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------
           The Girl with
           the Dragon
10         Tattoo          Stieg Larsson   Books on Tape      11
           --------------- --------------- --------------- -------

OverDrive provides download services for more than 9,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for PC, Mac®, and Sony® Reader, as well as the largest collection of iPod®-compatible audiobooks for libraries. 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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