Finalists Announced for 19th Annual Audie Awards

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) today announced the finalists for the 19th annual Audie Awards. The winners will be announced on May 29, 2014 at the Audies Gala in New York. The finalists include an eclectic mix such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir My Beloved World, narrated by Rita Moreno (Random House Audio/Books […]

Audio Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Emma Chapman’s How To Be a Good Wife, Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, February 14, 2014

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A compelling novel from Armstrong, a “bloody” supernatural quest from Cabot, finding an assassin from Forsyth, YA ghost hunting from Hawkins, a wartime mystery from Richler, mystery & romance from Spindler,

Reviewers of the Year 2013

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Congratulations to LJ reviewers of video, audiobooks, fiction, and nonfiction

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, February 7, 2014

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Coming-of-age memoir, a raunchy laugh from Delaney, a must for football fans, early Franzen, the face of grief, Kent’s fans will love this Western, historical fiction, more from J.R. Ward

David Haskell on The Forest Unseen | 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. David George Haskell is a professor of biology at the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. His book, THE FOREST UNSEEN: A Year’s Watch in Nature, reveals the secret world hidden in a single square […]

Q&A: Making Richard Pryor

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Brothers David and Joe Henry and actor Dion Graham talk to LJ‘s Stephanie Klose about what made Richard Pryor

Audio Book Reviews | January 2014

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Reviews of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam, Michael Gruber’s The Return, Sujata Massey’s The Sleeping Dictionary, and a list of titles from the January issue.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, January 31, 2014

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Weiner fans will enjoy Center’s latest, Kaufman & Mack present a new take on Freud, Johns Hopkins offers a caregiver’s guide to dealing with Alzheimer’s, Ridgway’s The River of No Return “begs for a sequel”

OverDrive announces move to all MP3 audiobooks

OverDrive, one of the major vendors of audiobooks to libraries, has announced that it will be moving away from the WMA format and making audiobooks for the library market available solely as MP3s. Reasons for the shift include the facts that MP3s are widely compatible across various listening devices and that the vast majority of […]

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