Fiction by Adichie, Carr & Nonfiction About Big Pharma & World War I | Audiobook Reviews

Americanah

Partly an immigrant experience narrative, partly pointed social commentary, and partly a love story; readers will be invested in the fates of Carr’s protagonists; essential stories for military buffs and everyone; the business behind modern medicine

Summer Shorts audio collection

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Audiobook narrators group Spoken Freely is raising money for ProLiteracy by releasing one exclusive work per day for June Is Audiobook Month.

Audiobooks from Chamberlain, Doig, Faye, & Hart, plus a New MASH | Xpress Reviews

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A story from Chamberlain to shelve with The Help, a new Morrie Morgan title from Doig, historical settings from Faye, mystery and Chinese anthropology from Hart, relive a favorite TV show with Hooker’s MASH

Audio Everywhere

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While other areas of the publishing industry are shrinking, audiobooks are its fastest growing segment, enjoying $1.2 billion in annual sales, according to figures reported by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) in 2012. By comparison, annual audiobook sales in the late 1990s were just $480 million. It’s a niche that’s rapidly going mass-market.

Q&A: Susanna Kaysen

Susanna Kaysen

Kaysen talks to LJ about her new novel, Cambridge, set in 1950s Massachusetts

Janell Burley Hofmann on iRules | 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. Janell Burley Hofmann is a parent coach and mother of five who writes about parenting and technology for the Huffington Post and has a weekly spot on NPR’s American Public Media Marketplace as a tech etiquette […]

Fiction by Joyce, Kaysen, Mead’s Life in Middlemarch, Memoir by Varty | Audiobook Reviews

Perfect

Everything is Perfect until…,Kaysen mostly succeeds in conveying how it feels to be young and insecure among worldly academics, Mead illustrates the power of great literature, Varty captures the beauty of the wild

NoveList Adds Audiobook Recommendations

Readers’ advisory resource NoveList will now offer audiobook recommendations through NoveList Plus. The new audiobook features include lists of recommended titles and listen-alike recommendations. Users can browse or search for audiobook information and will have search options by length of audio, format, and audio characteristics. Listeners will also be able to access audio samples and read reviews from trusted professional review sources.

Cyber-War, Humor from Novak, World War II Drama by Vanderbes, & More | Audiobook Reviews

Cyber-War

Disturbing but important, Cyber-War is recommended to all listeners, Novak’s collection is strong enough to appeal to discriminating fans, Vanderbes authentically renders character-driven stories, and a list of titles from the May 1 issue.

Audiobooks by Byrd, Haig, Manning, & O’Connell | Xpress Reviews

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Romance fans won’t want to miss Byrd, an enjoyable listen from Haig, listeners of historical fiction and those interested in women’s rights will enjoy Manning’s title, O’Connell’s Kate Mallory book is excellently narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

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