Patterson's 'The 8th Confession' Joins Most Downloaded Books From the Library List

Grisham's 'The Associate' Tops Audiobook Fiction List for 3rd Straight Month

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - OverDrive (, the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries, schools, and retailers, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for April 2009 ( James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's "The 8th Confession" made its first appearance on the Most Downloaded fiction audiobooks list in the No. 5 position. For the third month in a row, John Grisham's hugely popular "The Associate" topped the fiction audiobook list. Audiobook and eBook titles by Stephenie Meyer, Eoin Colfer, Malcolm Gladwell, and Lisa Kleypas 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 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 (April 2009)

                                                                 Months on
Rank          Title          Author              Publisher         List
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1.           Associate    John Grisham             Books on Tape          4
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2.            The Host    Stephenie Meyer          Books on Tape         12
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3.            Shrugged    Ayn Rand              Blackstone Audio          9
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                 Plum                            BBC Audiobooks
4.              Spooky    Janet Evanovich                America          4
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              The 8th     James Patterson,
5.          Confession    Maxine Paetro            Books on Tape          1
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6.          1st to Die    James Patterson         Hachette Audio         16
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7.          The Appeal    John Grisham             Books on Tape         15
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                          James Patterson,
8.          7th Heaven    Maxine Paetro            Books on Tape         15
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              Run for     James Patterson,
9.           Your Life    Michael Ledwidge         Books on Tape          3
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            Pride and
10.          Prejudice    Jane Austen           Blackstone Audio         16
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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 OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile (, 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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