Language lessons, linked novellas, and a history of the gondola | November Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s picks

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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. Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, The Alchemist and the Executioness. Brilliance Audio. Narrated by Jonathan Davis and Katherine Kellgren. In these audio-first linked novellas, sf writers Bacigalupi (The Doubt […]

Jacob Maymudes on Another Side of Bob Dylan | 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. Jacob Maymudes is a writer, director and visual effects supervisor in Los Angeles. His father, Victor Maymudes, was Bob Dylan’s tour manager at the beginning of Dylan’s musical career in the early 1960s, and again from […]

Fiction from Blackwell, Bohjalian, Harkness, and Oyeyemi; Nonfiction from Berkin| Audiobook Reviews

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Bohjalian shines a light on the thousands of teens living in the shadows, Harkness weaves the intricate threads of vampire, witch, and demon lore, narrator Tara Hugo brings the 19th century to life as the voice of Elizabeth Bonaparte.

Q&A: Chris Bohjalian & Grace Blewer

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Authors and narrators often develop close relationships over the course of a project, but Chris Bohjalian and Grace Blewer, the narrator of his recent novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, had quite a head start: they’re father and daughter.

Audiobooks from Cotterill, De Sa, DiLouie, Koch, Quick, & Sandford/Cook | Xpress Reviews

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Jimm Juree returns, a male coming-of-age story, a thought-provoking and horrific tale, for fans of unsettling literary fiction, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, romantic historical suspense from Quick, for fans of crossover YA thrillers

Audiobooks from Furst, Gabaldon, Grandin, Grierson, Hayes, Hunter, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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A character-driven spy novel, the next “Outlander” epic, Grandin on slavery, food for thought about the pursuit of the fountain of youth, the return of Bob Lee Swagger, Marlo Thomas on women who reinvented their lives

Fiction from Chiang, Johansen; Nonfiction from Marsh, plus Celebrity Writers and Life Up in the Air | Audiobook Reviews

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A collection of stories mixes vivid characters, real science, and believable settings with wild speculation; an essential audiobook for libraries, poised to become the next big thing; a comprehensive biography with warmth and perspective

Audiobooks from Berry, Greene, Jio, & Riley | Xpress Reviews

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Cotton Malone saves the United States, one for business and political philosophy, mid-century Seattle according to Jio, a century-spanning drama from Riley

The Audiobookmobile hits the road!

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has created a custom-wrapped “Audiobookmobile” that will travel to book festivals and libraries in five cities from August 30 to September 27, 2014, giving away prizes and downloads with the aim of introducing the audio format to new listeners. APA president Michele Cobb explains that the “Audiobookmobile seemed like a […]

Audiobooks from Galloway, Harbour, Stevens, plus a Beach Read Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Harry Houdini rises from the dead in a fictional reimagining, a spine-tingling tale from Harbour, a debut beach read has some issues, Stevens’s latest Monroe title should circulate where the series is popular

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