A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | LJ Review

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Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins. 14 CDs. 16:30 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2015. ISBN 9781478932635. $35. Playaway digital, digital download. F The best novels reward readers at every level of engagement, from the casual listener seeking an engrossing audiobook with great characters to others in pursuit of a more intellectual study of structure and craft. […]

APA reports continued strong audio sales


The APA shares results from their annual sales survey

Chelsea Clinton, Laurie Halse Anderson, & Rupert Grint, Narrator | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Middle Grade


Al Mansour, Haifaa. The Green Bicycle. Listening Library. ISBN 9780147526175. Read by Ariana Delawari. Gr 5-8–Spunky 11-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her […]

A.S. King, Una LaMarche, & the Latest from the Peculiar Children | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Young Adult


Bow, Erin. The Scorpion Rules. S. & S. Audio. ISBN 9781442391604. Reader TBA. Gr 9 Up–In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar […]

Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, & a Bollywood Bride | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Fiction


Ahlborn, Ania. Brother. Tantor. ISBN 9781494510329. Read by Jonathan Yen. Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is […]

Halloween Titles & a New Judy Moody | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Early Elementary


Cox, Judy. Haunted House, Haunted Mouse. Dreamscape. ISBN 978-1681416656. Reader TBA. PreS-Gr 2–Sour balls! Gumdrops! Chocolate! Mouse is stunned as he watches goblins and skeletons and ghosts collect candy. He wants to go trick-or-treating too, so when a tiny ghost drops her sack, Mouse scrambles inside. Now he’s in for a Halloween adventure! Donaldson, Julia. The Julia […]

America’s Underground, Comma Queen Norris, a Heartwarming Mother/Son Memoir | Audiobook Reviews, July 2015


Burrough investigates the six major underground groups in late 20th-century America; a laugh-out-loud narrative from The New Yorker‘s Norris; NPR host Simon’s heartwarming bio

Listening Trip: Audiobooks Set in San Francisco | Wyatt’s World


Wrapping up audiobook month are selections for road, train, and plane warriors heading off to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in San Francisco, each title well set in the foggy and hilly city.

Kanon Is Leaving Berlin; True Crime from Jobb, Kurkjian | Audiobook Reviews, June 15, 2015


Jobb’s latest true crime masterpiece is performed flawlessly; Kanon’s action is richly multifaceted, while the narration of Corey Brill is complex and exceptional; Kurkjian’s Master Thieves is recommended to art lovers and all fans of true-life crime

From Screen to Sound | Wyatt’s World


For the second week of audiobook month consider displaying titles by authors well known on screens big and small. Here are five memoirs from visual celebrities—actors on hit TV shows and films, a news anchor, and a chef–turned–tour guide.