Audio in Advance

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter, or contact LJ’s Media Editor, Stephanie Klose, via email or on Twitter @sklose.

Hilary Mantel, Alexander McCall Smith, Ron Currie | Fiction Finds

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An eerie and adult take on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved Little Mermaid tale, a modern marriage tested by freedom, and Nazi war widows when the war is over.

Alexander Graham Bell, the “Jon Stewart of the Arabic World,” The Mystery of Genes | Lives and Science

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Upcoming nonfiction to look forward to from math geniuses, advice columnist, and historians.

The One and Only Dorothy, Coding Girls, a Beauty & a Beast | Fiction & Nonfiction for Young Adults

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For young adults in fiction, get set for time travel and the consequences of deadly text. In nonfiction, meet girls who code, and get simple lessons for growing up.

Jake Fakes It; Grandpa Flies Again; The Metropolitans Take Charge | Middle Grade Fiction

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Listen in on fun and flying middle grade fiction.

Bat, a Boy; Ree, a Girl; and The Tooth Fairy | Early Grade Titles

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From a bat boy to the tooth fairy and missing best friends, early grade fiction sounds fine.

Cara Hoffman, George Saunders, & Salman Rushdie | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Fraud, Plagues, & Cannibalism | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Val McDermid, Neil Gaiman, & Laura Lippman | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Audiobooks of note publishing in February 2017

Angie Thomas, Nina LaCour, & Garth Nix | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Young Adult

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Young adult audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Amy Ephron, Kwame Alexander, & Isaac Newton, Alchemist | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Middle Grade

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Middle grade audiobooks publishing in February 2017