APA Announces Audiobook Blogger of the Year

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced that Jennifer Conner, who runs the book blog “The Literate Housewife,” will be recognized as the 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year—an honor awarded to her through a competition sponsored by the APA. LJ spoke to Conner about her “Armchair Audies” program in 2013. “The APA created this […]

Macmillan Audio Joins hoopla digital

Macmillan Audio president and publisher Mary Beth Roche and Jeff Jankowski, founder and vice president of Midwest Tape and hoopla digital, have reached a deal to begin a pilot to distribute Macmillan’s audiobooks to public libraries and their patrons via hoopla digital. hoopla is a digital streaming and download service offered by Midwest Tape to public libraries that […]

Caroline B. Cooney, Chuck Wendig, & a Grunge-Era Coming-of-Age tale | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Young Adult

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Blackburne, Livia. Daughter of Dusk. (Midnight Thief, Bk. 2). Recorded Books. ISBN 9781490651569. Reader TBA. Gr 7 Up—Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few […]

Chris Colfer, James Patterson, & Grimes on Tubman and Anthony | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Middle Grade

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Anders, Lou. Nightborn. (Thrones and Bones, Bk. 2). Listening Library. ISBN 9781101916049. Read by Fabio Tassone. Gr 5-8—Karn Korlundsson is a gamer. Not a riddle solver. But in order to rescue his best friend, Thianna Frostborn, he will need to travel to the faraway city of Castlebriar (by wyvern), learn how to play a new […]

Shopping for Squash, a Curious Ball of Yarn, & the Return of the Zombie Goldfish | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Early Elementary

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Gutman, Dan. Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School, Bk. 19). Recorded Books. ISBN . Read by Jared Goldsmith. Gr 1-4—Forget Thanksgiving. The biggest turkey of all is running around Ella Mentry School—Dr. Carbles, the president of the school board. He is grumpier than ever and wants to fire Mr. Klutz. Will A.J. and […]

Deb Caletti, Lauren Willig, & Dexter’s Last Dance | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Fiction

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Brackston, P.J. Once Upon a Crime. (Brothers Grimm Mysteries, Bk. 2). Blackstone. ISBN 9781504609524. Read by Kate Reading. In this prequel to Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints, Gretel—yes, that Gretel—is now 35, still living with her brother Hans, and working as a private investigator. When the workshop of the local cart maker […]

Cocaine, Creativity, & Life on Mars | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Nonfiction

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Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Blackstone. ISBN 9781478933953. Read by the author. When her eldest son joins the Marines, Braestrap is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with […]

Harlan Ellison’s First, Ernest Cline’s Latest, & a Novelization of Beryl Markham | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Cline, Ernest. Armada. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780804149136. Reader TBA. Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming that the real world could be a little more like sf books, movies, and videogames, but he knows that in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the […]

SYNC Free Audiobook Program Returns

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SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads—a current young adult title paired thematically with a classic or required summer reading title—each week to listeners ages 13-plus while SYNC is in session each summer. The SYNC program returns May 7  and runs for 14 weeks through August 13. YA titles include Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under […]

Jami Attenberg, S.J. Watson, & Previously Unpublished Elmore Leonard Shorts | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Attenberg, Jami. Saint Mazie. Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478903819. Read by Tavia Gilbert. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty—even when Prohibition kicks in—and Mazie Phillips never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets. […]