Enlightening, Exciting, Educating | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Nonfiction

True stories of music, espionage, politics new mothers, movies, and baseball.

Love, Loss, and Saving Yourself | Audio In Advance April 2017 | Young Adult

Loyalties tested, new worlds explored.

Pandas, Spies, and Planes| Audio in Advance April 2017 | Middle Grade

Some stories must be heard to be loved. A roundup of middle grade titles coming to audio in April.

From Sardinia to Israel to Nepal to…Atlantic City | Audio in Advance April 2017 | FICTION

Strong sounds of fiction for springtime listening, including a few tense thrillers, family dramas, and romance.

Stories, a Princess, and a Lighting Fixture | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Early Grades

Disney movie tie-in titles and a classic family of bears always entertain.

LJ Media Reviews: February 15, 2017

A boisterous and heartwarming debut from Chang; a must-listen for “Notorious RBG” fans; BBC’s Capital is part mystery and part social commentary; a master class in “teaching creativity”

LJ Media Reviews: February 1, 2017

A teacher in an orphanage inherits a fortune in Balogh’s series opener; three excellent narrators bring to life Picoult’s story of racism in contemporary America; for anyone with the slightest interest in comics in particular and art in general; it won’t take long to grow to love Altman’s Short Cuts

Reviewers of the Year 2016

A huge thank you to all our contributors, and special recognition to those who made this year even more outstanding. Interested in joining the LJ reviewing team? Click on the article for further details.

Best Media 2016: Audiobooks

We thank our hardworking reviewers for coming up with a list of the top 20 audiobooks of the year, among them Tracy Chevalier’s hard-hitting At the Edge of the Orchard and Helen Oyeyemi’s interconnected tales in What Is Not Your Is Not Yours, as well as Jennifer Boylan’s story of her transition, She’s Not There, with an afterword written and read by Richard Russo, and Matthew Desmond’s LJ Top Ten Best Book Evicted, about precarious housing in Milwaukee.

LJ Media Reviews: January 2017

Atwood updates The Tempest in Hag-Seed; for fans of gentle romance who want a story with substance; a must-see for art lovers; can Ross Poldark survive a new season?; this film is a must-have for every public library