Fast Five with Johnny Heller

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What’s your favorite type of character/accent to narrate? I enjoy the Chicago accent, British accents and I much prefer noir characters. What was your favorite non-audiobook gig? A TV voice-over spot for Beggin’ Strips where my dog character says, “CHEWY!” Do you have any superstitions?  Never walk under a ladder holding a black cat named […]

Robin Wasserman, Noah Hawley, & Emma Straub | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Five fiction picks for May

All Ears: Audiobook Favorites | The Reader’s Shelf, March 15, 2016

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More readers are finding audiobooks to be the perfect companion for a workout, commute, or simply the subject of focused attention. These six audiobooks represent some of the favorites of librarians across the country.

Audiobooks from Caletti, Grisham, and Newcomer Tarkington | Xpress Reviews

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An empowering story of feminine friendship and what one does when finding oneself at a midlife crisis; a highly recommended Grisham title for libraries where the author circulates well; an engrossing debut novel populated by intriguing, complicated people

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma | LJ Audiobook Review

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Obioma, Chigozie. The Fishermen. 9 CDs. 10 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2015. ISBN 9781478985310. $25.98. digital download. F “My brothers and I became fishermen in January of 1996 after our father moved out of Akure, a town in the west of Nigeria, where we had lived together all our lives,” explains nine-year-old Benjamin. With Father’s strict daily […]

LJ Media Reviews: March 1, 2016

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Ellis’s darkly funny American Housewife, Klaussmann’s Villa America will resonate with historical fiction fans; Obioma’s quietly unfolding Fishermen; Flamenco, a visual and aural feast for your feet

LJ Media Reviews: February 15, 2016

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Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings in Sharakhai is a great epic fantasy; catch the Oscar buzz: four Best Doc nominees, plus Downton 6

Fast Five with Karen White

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Do you have any superstitions?  Whenever I get on an airplane, I have to give the plane a nice pat as I board, otherwise it might crash. My entire family does this. What was the first audiobook you narrated? A very gossipy book about the Kennedy family which is thankfully now out of print. Who […]

2016 Audie Award Finalists Announced

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for the 21st annual Audie Awards® competition, which recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Winners will be revealed at the Audies Gala on May 11, 2016, at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Comedian, author, and commentator Paula Poundstone will emcee the event. For 2016 three new awards have […]

LJ Media Reviews: February 1, 2016

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A multigenerational saga from Allende reveals The Japanese Lover, Two Earths exist 800 years apart: It’s Hard To Be a God