The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Library Book

Susan Orlean with Susan Orlean (Narrator)

nonfiction history true crime informative medium-paced

12 hours, 9 minutes | first published 2018

Edition information


On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “...
Browse similar books...


Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...

Community Reviews

Summary of 8114 reviews


informative 96%
reflective 41%
inspiring 29%
hopeful 22%
mysterious 21%
emotional 15%
relaxing 9%
adventurous 7%
funny 7%
lighthearted 6%
sad 4%
challenging 2%
dark 1%
tense 1%


medium 63%
slow 29%
fast 6%

Average rating


See all reviews...