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Downton Abbey, Music and Sports Histories, Vietnam in Pictures, plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, March 1, 2015

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The times are definitely changing—Downton has even acquired a wireless! The intertwined histories of rocker Billy Joel, the New York Mets, and Shea Stadium; the history of beloved smoked-fish emporium Russ & Daughters.

Follett’s Trilogy Conclusion, Huston’s Hollywood, a Literary Lovett | Audiobook Reviews, March 1, 2015

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Follett’s characters are an all-too-human blend of youthful idealism and self-indulgence; listeners are catapulted into Huston’s star-studded world; Austen lovers, mystery fans, and romance buffs will thoroughly enjoy Lovett’s love story.

Audiobooks from Carter, Chamberlain, Day, Goodwin, Hilderbrand, Millard, & Steinhauer | Xpress Reviews

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Twisty fiction, a house with secrets, erotic Day, historical romance, a feel-good Christmas novel, Joni Mitchell, a predictable Regency romance, and an espionage novel with ex-lovers, military contractors, and other nefarious types

Audiobooks from Adler-Olsen, Doiron, Douglas, & Sloan | Xpress Reviews

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For Scandinavian crime fiction fans, mystery fans will dig The Bone Orchard, highly recommended especially for those located in the Big Apple, erotica with reservations, thriller fans get to revisit a 1980s TV series

Oscar Nominee Boyhood, Broadway Performances, James Thurber, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Boyhood is a unique coming-of-age story; talented giants of the American stage; the essence of James Thurber; a vivid portrait of master art forger Mark Landis; the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz

In the Face of Survival | Oscar Docs 2015

A compelling case for social action that plays like a thriller; Best Documentary Feature 2015 nominee

Audiobooks from Hillier, Robb, See, Smith, and Turow | Xpress Reviews

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Murders off the page from Hillier, the usual verve from Robb, female friendship from See, family secrets from Smith, and a twisty narrative and memorable finale from Turow

This Month in Audio News

Round-up of LJ’s audiobook-related news coverage

Ilsa J. Bick, Sarah J. Maas, & Chuck Wendig | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Young Adult

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Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504615129. Reader TBA. Gr 9 & Up—In this debut novel, an email falls into the wrong hands, and 16-year-old Simon Spier’s secret—he’s gay— is at risk of being exposed. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s […]

Candice Bergen, Philip Glass, & the Dalai Lama’s Brother | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Nonfiction

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Acuff, Jon. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck. Blackstone. ISBN 9781481519960. Reader TBA. Acuff’s (Start) latest is a guide to making big career changes—by choice or necessity—and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job. Throughout the book, Acuff features inspiring and funny true stories—not merely his own […]

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