Cussler, Clive & Thomas Perry. The Tombs. 9 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 11 hrs. Penguin Audio. 2012. ISBN 9781611761375. $39.95; digital download. F Cussler’s globe-trotting archaeologists, husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, are off on another fantastic adventure, one that will both educate and entertain Cussler’s legion of readers. While working on their latest dig, the Fargos become [...]
More from Cole’s “Realm of Blood & Mist,” Oliver Twist, Muller’s Looking for Yesterday, Soli’s magical realism, Giunta’s multiple tours of duty, Jasanoff’s historical analysis and eyewitness testimonies, Manchester’s conclusion to The Last Lion, African Americans in Mississippi, and Wisel’s stirring memoir
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Entertainment Weekly and Life magazine, among other publications. His book C.C. Pyle’s Amazing Foot Race is a riveting account of [...]
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. A selection of categories are below; the complete list can be found on the Audies site. Audiobook of the Year AMERICAN GROWN Michelle Obama Read by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, [...]
The audiobook industry continues to grow in near-equal measure in both the library and retail sectors, with the Audio Publishers Association (APA) ballparking sales at an all-time high of $1.2 billion. Libraries are in a real position to take advantage of the trend. Yet with diminished AV budgets, limited title and format availability, and a constant influx of competing downloadable and streaming offerings from the consumer realm, the prospect can be daunting. For libraries wanting to reap the benefits of increased awareness and discovery of their audio holdings, LJ spotlights some best practices in audiobook promotion, discusses some of the challenges inherent to the medium, and proposes new ways of thinking about audio that might even make it a catalyst for moving print.
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Erika Robuck is the author of three novels, including Hemingway’s Girl and Call Me Zelda. A member of the Hemingway Society and the Historical Novel Society, she also contributes to the popular fiction blog Writer Unboxed, [...]
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. She has two comedy albums and writes for and appears on E!’s Chelsea Lately and After Lately (with Chelsea Handler). In her book: “I Can Barely Take [...]