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Audiobooks from Block, Graves, Grecian, Keillor, & Schultz | Xpress Reviews


Matt Scudder tries to save a gangster’s daughter, Lizzie Snow moves to Bearkill, ME, Grecian’s Scotland Yard detective meets Jack the Ripper, Keillor and company celebrate two score years on the radio, history through the Mailer & Buckley

Espionage: In From the Cold | Collection Development: Spy Fiction & More, October 1, 2015


Spy fiction is alive and well, despite the loss of its favorite setting—the Berlin Wall—and the demise of its chief nemesis—the Soviet Union. Warm up your collection with these 18 titles.

Audiobook from Kardos | Xpress Reviews


Kardos’s latest is not quite compelling, not very suspenseful, but still enough fun, especially with Julia Whelan’s excellent narration

Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks


A smartly provocative dissection of the entertainment business, a haunting meditation on memory and loss, Oscar nominee Timbuktu for best foreign film is leisurely paced but accessible, White God is doggone good.

Audiobooks from Box, Clark, Spindler, and Trenow | Xpress Reviews


Joe Pickett is on the case in a new Box title; listeners fond of psychological thrillers will revel in Spindler’s cast of suspects, trail of clues, twists, and turns; Trenow’s historical fiction is hauntingly beautiful—a not-to-be-missed audiobook

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2015


Big fiction from Child, Deveraux, Lee, and L’Amour, coming-of-age Visions and Revisions. Top documentary Iris, shades of Susan Sontag, John Penton. Fast Scans of Clouds of Sils Maria, Woman in Gold, and more.

Bill Nye, Carly Simon, & a Biography of Joan Didion | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Nonfiction


Bingham, Emily. Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. Tantor. ISBN 9781494567972. Read by Christina Delaine. Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: […]

A Ranch Dog, a Fairy Tree, and Learning About the Moon | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Early Elementary


Coville, Bruce. Amber Brown Horses Around. Live Oak. ISBN 9781430120148 Read by Dana Lubotsky. Gr 2-5—Amber Brown and her best friend, Justin, are spending the summer at Camp Cushetunk. Learning to ride Cinnamon, the sweetest horse ever, is so amazing that Amber doesn’t even mind shoveling the horse’s poop. Then Amber becomes the target of […]

Shannon Hale Launches a Series, How To Train Your Dragon Wraps Up | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Middle Grade


Cowell, Cressida. How To Fight a Dragon’s Fury. (How To Train Your Dragon, Bk. 12). Blackstone. ISBN 9781478961543. Read by David Tennant. Gr 3-7—In the series finale, listeners will learn how tiny Hiccup the Viking became king of his people and united humans and dragonkind. In Hiccup’s misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, as […]

Stories and Essays from Stephen King, Michael Cunningham, & Roger Angell | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Angell, Roger. This Old Man: All in Pieces. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780399565366. Reader TBA. The only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Best Essay award for “This Old Man,” which forms a […]