Audio books

The audio book covers of "Joyland" and "Fin & Lady." (Simon & Schuster Audio; Macmillan Audio)

City of Bones: Movie Tie-In
The Mortal Instruments

Cassandra Clare

Simon & Schuster, $14.99 ages 14 and up

Soon to be a blockbuster movie, this young adult saga revolves around 15-year-old Clary Fray, who witnesses a murder and then is drawn into the secret milieu of the Shadowhunters, a group devoted to expelling demons from our world and back to their own. (July)

Roald Dahl in His Own Words
BBC Radio Archives

Narrated by Roald Dahl

AudioGO, $16.95

The author of "Matilda," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and ribald tales for adults looks back on his life and career in this collection of BBC interviews from 1972 to 1989. (June)

Theodore Boone
The Activist

John Grisham

Penguin Audio, $19.95, ages 8-12

In the latest installment of Grisham's children's series about a teenage lawyer, Boone finds himself in the middle of a hotly contested environmental battle. (May)

The Stench of Honolulu
A Tropical Adventure

Jack Handey

Grand Central Audio, $24.98

This National Lampoon and "Saturday Night Live" veteran and creator of "Deep Thoughts" gives the adventure novel a humorous twist with this tale of two men on a quest for the Golden Monkey in Honolulu. (July)