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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 […]

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 […]

Fiction by Bloom, Winters; What Winfrey Knows; Plus Funk and Klein Tackle Climate Change | Audiobook Reviews

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Bloom’s charming audiobook may prove to be among the best of the year, What I Know for Sure feels like a rich and lively conversation with a close friend, Winters pulls no punches and avoids easy solutions.

Audiobooks from de Rosnay, Hayes, Hiaasen, & Hubbard | Xpress Reviews

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de Rosnay misses with The Other Story, Hayes is recommended for thriller collections, Hiaasen’s columns are a marginal purchase, Hubbard’s stories are uneven

Audiobooks from Chase, Finder, Hubbard, and McEwen & Koloniar| Xpress Reviews

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A dressmaker finds love, a suspenseful thriller for all collections, a solid Hubbard for lovers of war stories, a work for those who enjoy military thrillers

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