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A View from Outside the Box | Music Matters, July 2015

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Denver Public Library’s Volume and Madison Public Library’s Yahara are great pathways to discoverability for local artists and are creating more visibility for musicians who may not get noticed in a physical collection.

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015

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One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

America’s Underground, Comma Queen Norris, a Heartwarming Mother/Son Memoir | Audiobook Reviews, July 2015

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Burrough investigates the six major underground groups in late 20th-century America; a laugh-out-loud narrative from The New Yorker‘s Norris; NPR host Simon’s heartwarming bio

Listening Trip: Audiobooks Set in San Francisco | Wyatt’s World

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Wrapping up audiobook month are selections for road, train, and plane warriors heading off to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in San Francisco, each title well set in the foggy and hilly city.

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Kanon Is Leaving Berlin; True Crime from Jobb, Kurkjian | Audiobook Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Jobb’s latest true crime masterpiece is performed flawlessly; Kanon’s action is richly multifaceted, while the narration of Corey Brill is complex and exceptional; Kurkjian’s Master Thieves is recommended to art lovers and all fans of true-life crime

From Screen to Sound | Wyatt’s World

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For the second week of audiobook month consider displaying titles by authors well known on screens big and small. Here are five memoirs from visual celebrities—actors on hit TV shows and films, a news anchor, and a chef–turned–tour guide.

This Month in Audio News

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Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Yes Please Audiobook To Be Released on Vinyl HarperAudio will release a special vinyl edition of […]

Rebecca Stead, Typhoid Mary, & an Adventurous Possum | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Middle Grade

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Abbott, Tony. The Golden Vendetta. (The Copernicus Legacy, Bk. 3). Blackstone. ISBN Read by MacLeod Andrews. Gr 3-7—It’s been two months since the Kaplan family hunted down the Serpens relic, but when the evil Galina Krause suddenly and violently reappears, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca have no choice but to face her again. Now they […]

David Levithan, Libba Bray, & Colleen Houck | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Young Adult

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Adornetto, Alexandra. Ghost House. Brilliance. ISBN 9781491530405. Read by Emily Foster. Gr 10 Up—In this series launch, Chloe Kennedy again starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl after her mother dies. Spending time at her grandmother’s country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her […]