Stephanie Klose

About Stephanie Klose

Stephanie Klose (sklose@mediasourceinc.com, @sklose on Twitter) is Media Editor, Library Journal.

Audiobooks to buy for their titles alone | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Bowen, Michele Andrea. Pastor Needs a Boo. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490644622. Read by Kevin R. Free. Reverend Denzelle Flowers of the New Jerusalem Gospel United Church is running for bishop, and his enemies—a ruthless consortium of corrupted clergy—want power badly enough to go to rather extreme lengths for it. He’s also smitten with a member of his […]

Lincoln as Lawyer, OCD, and the Beauty of Code | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Albracht, William & Marvin Wolf. Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Fire Base Kate. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490656748. Reader to be announced. In October 1969, Captain William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. At dawn […]

New releases from Anne Tyler, Matthew Quick, & Laura Lippman | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Alphabet House. Penguin. ISBN 9781611763645. Read by Graeme Malcolm. In the “Department Q” series author’s first stand-alone novel, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young’s plane is shot down and they know they will be executed if captured. They manage to jump aboard a train reserved for wounded SS soldiers. In a moment […]

Best Media 2014: Best Audio

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This year’s best fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range.

APA launches Audiobook Blogger of the Year contest

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) is kicking off its first competition designed to recognize the valuable input of bloggers who review audiobooks. The Audiobook Blogger of the Year contest is aimed at increasing engaging online discussions about audiobooks and encouraging new bloggers to join the conversation. The winning blogger will receive two tickets to the […]

Penguin Random House Audio launches audiobook discovery app

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Penguin Random House Audio’s new app, Volumes, will help listeners discover and sample new audiobooks directly on their devices. Volumes features exclusive extended excerpts from bestselling authors, including Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella, and Jim Gaffigan, and will regularly offer free full-length audiobook downloads, beginning with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, read by Harry Potter […]

New Mo Yan, Pelecanos shorts, and Vaillant’s first fiction | Jan. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Anderson, Catherine. Silver Thaw. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781470394158. Reader to be announced. Anderson (Here to Stay) launches a contemporary romance series about first love and second chances. Amanda Banning has moved to Mystic Creek, OR, with her six-year-old daughter for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time. Writing her secret yearnings on slips […]

Life in Gitmo, the Underground Railroad, and murder in America | Jan. 2015 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Anthony, Lawrence & Graham Spence. Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo. Tantor Audio. ISBN 9781494507985. Read by Simon Vance. When the Iraq war began, conservationist Anthony was concerned about the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq he discovered […]

First novels for the year’s first month | Jan. 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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de Mariaffi, Elisabeth. The Devil You Know. Blackstone Audio. ISBN 9781481511438. Read by Andi Arndt. Rookie crime-beat reporter Evie Jones’s best friend, Lianne Gagnon, was killed in 1982 when both girls were 11. The suspected killer, a repeat offender named Robert Cameron, was never arrested. Now 21, in 1993, Evie is obsessed with finding out […]

Snowden, the Maker Movement, and Award-winning SF | December Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Baker, Jo. Offcomer. Dreamscape Media. Read by Nicola Barber. Longbourn author Baker sets her latest against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Claire is a recent Oxford graduate […]

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