James Patterson's 'Run for Your Life' Returns to Most Downloaded Books From the Library List

Patterson Novels Remain Popular in Fiction Audiobook Category at OverDrive-Powered Libraries

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - April 1, 2009) - OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries, schools, and retailers, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for March 2009 (www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded). James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge's "Run for Your Life" made its return to the Most Downloaded fiction audiobook list while two other Patterson novels were in the top ten. John Grisham's "The Associate" remained atop the list. Audiobook and eBook titles by Christopher Paolini, Greg Mortenson, Janet Evanovich, Barack Obama, and Patricia Cornwell were also among the most popular downloads 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 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 http://www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded.

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

Rank  Title               Author             Publisher       Months on List
1.    The Associate       John Grisham       Books on Tape         3
2.    The Host            Stephenie Meyer    Books on Tape        11
3.    Plum Spooky         Janet Evanovich    BBC Audiobooks        3
4.    Atlas Shrugged      Ayn Rand           Blackstone Audio      8
5.    The Appeal          John Grisham       Books on Tape        14
6.    1st to Die          James Patterson    Hachette Audio       15
7.    Run for Your Life   James Patterson,   Books on Tape         2
                          Michael Ledwidge
8.    7th Heaven          James Patterson,   Books on Tape        14
                          Maxine Paetro
9.    Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen        Blackstone Audio     15
10.   Scarpetta           Patricia Cornwell  Books on Tape         4

"25 Things to Say to the Interviewer to Get the Job" stayed ahead of Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" and "Outliers" to top the Most Downloaded nonfiction audiobook list for the month of March. "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" remained the Most Downloaded fiction eBook, while Lisa Kleypas titles remained popular. Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series again dominated the audiobook and eBook juvenile fiction lists. In juvenile nonfiction, "Night" by Elie Weisel became the Most Downloaded audiobook and "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" remained the Most Downloaded eBook.

OverDrive powers download media catalogs at 8,500 libraries worldwide, including institutions in New York, Singapore, Boston, and Toronto. To see if your public library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit http://search.overdrive.com. OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile (www.digitalbookmobile.com), a high-tech 18-wheeler that travels coast-to-coast to public libraries raising 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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