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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 […]

Audiobooks from Candlish, Eggers, Glass, Greene, Hubbard, and Pasulka | Xpress Reviews

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Sun-drenched women’s fiction from Candlish, a miss from Eggers, an engaging and believable tale from Glass, historical Appalachian fiction from Greene, short stories from Hubbard, an optional sports story from Pasulka

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 […]

For All Audiences: the LGBT Experience, the Aftermath of 9/11, Holocaust Histories, Plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Interviews with men and women elected to public office who are openly LGBT, the life and work of Noam Chomsky, one of the backstories of September 11, 2001, the fate of Jewish children in Belgium who escaped the Holocaust.

French’s Latest Dublin Murder, Mandel’s Breakout; Miller on 20th-Century American History | Audiobook Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Nerve-wracking psychological suspense, excellently narrated by Hogan and Hutchinson; Potter demonstrates her talent and tells Mandel’s story of the survivors of a worldwide pandemic; Jazz Age Manhattan, endlessly appealing.

Eric Kaplan on Does Santa Exist? | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Eric Kaplan is a co-executive producer of and writer for the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Previously, he wrote for Late Show with David Letterman, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, Futurama, and Flight of […]

Clayton’s Innocents, the Life of Ray Mancini, the Roosevelts, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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An “adult ghost story”; former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini; the private and public lives of the extraordinary Roosevelt family; a portrayal of the indomitable human spirit.

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