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Modern Composition | Music Matters, December 2014

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Jennifer Higdon is among the most important and prolific composers working today—and one who’s frequently inspired by books and libraries.

Audiobooks from Fortier, Ivy, McGarrity, and Poehler | Xpress Reviews

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Two stories of strong women from Fortier, a new series from Ivy, characters drawn with nuance and pathos by McGarrity, and funny and powerful truisms from Poehler

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 […]

Michelle Bailat-Jones on Fog Island Mountains | Tantorious

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Michelle Bailat-Jones is a writer and translator. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including the Kenyon Review and the Atticus Review. Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

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.

Best Media 2014: Best Video

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Digitally restored classic films—domestic and foreign—and television miniseries, especially crime dramas, reign amid fewer but notable documentaries in LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick’s annual best-of list.

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 […]

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