This Month in Audio News

Round-up of LJ’s audiobook-related news coverage

Odyssey Award and Honor audiobooks

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The Association for Library Service to Children announced the Odyssey Award and Honor audiobooks at ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Feb. 2. The Odyssey Award was given to: H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination. Live Oak Media. Written by Christopher Myers, and narrated by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers. The Honors were given to the […]

Ilsa J. Bick, Sarah J. Maas, & Chuck Wendig | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Young Adult

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Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504615129. Reader TBA. Gr 9 & Up—In this debut novel, an email falls into the wrong hands, and 16-year-old Simon Spier’s secret—he’s gay— is at risk of being exposed. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s […]

Candice Bergen, Philip Glass, & the Dalai Lama’s Brother | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Nonfiction

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Acuff, Jon. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck. Blackstone. ISBN 9781481519960. Reader TBA. Acuff’s (Start) latest is a guide to making big career changes—by choice or necessity—and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job. Throughout the book, Acuff features inspiring and funny true stories—not merely his own […]

Free download: love poems performed by Richard Armitage

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Audible has released Classic Love Poems performed by Richard Armitage as a free download

Stiefvater, De La Cruz, & Gutman | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Middle Grade

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Amateau, Gigi. Dante of the Maury River. Brilliance Audio. ISBN 9781501215971. Read by JD Jackson. Gr 3-7—When Dante’s Inferno is born early, there are great expectations for him since he’s the grandson of the greatest racehorse in modern times. He fails to live up to his bloodline, however, and ends up at a thoroughbred rescue facility […]

And the Grammy goes to…

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Two audiobooks received 2015 Grammy awards at the February 8 ceremony.

Vincent on Woolf, McCall Smith Revisits Austen, & a New Toni Morrison | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Fiction

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Ahlborn, Ania. Within These Walls. Tantor Audio. ISBN 9781476783741. Read by R.C. Bray. With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he’s promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good […]

Historical fiction from Berg, Ferrante, Freeman, Nesbø, & Smiley | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Berg, Elizabeth. The Dream Lover. Brilliance Audio. ISBN 9781593557775. Read by Emily Sutton-Smith. Berg (Tapestry of Fortunes) reimagines the scandalous life of French novelist George Sand, her famous lovers, bestselling novels, and life in Paris during the 1830s and 40s. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men’s clothing, smoked cigars, and […]

2015 Audie Award Nominees

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2015 Audie Awards® competition, honoring spoken word entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 28, 2015, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

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