Gawande on Mortality, Action-rich Henshaw, Petersen on Hollywood, plus Media News | Audiobook Reviews, January 2015

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Gawande shows that we are shifting from a highly medicalized end of life to an experience in which we can have some sort of meaning, Henshaw’s clever and electrifying follow-up to Red Cell, Petersen’s prose is engaging and illuminating.

Reviewers of the Year 2014

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To our hundreds of tireless reviewers who provide librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource, a big thank you! Here, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014.

Christie’s Poirot Defines an Era, Portraits of Hope and Health Care, plus New Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, December 2014

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Poirot: Series 13 marks the end of an era; a look at the lack of research studies and results for recently developed vaccines; a powerful documentary demonstrates how hope can come from tragedy.

Elwes, Hannah, the Kellermans, Sides | Audiobook Reviews, December 2014

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Elwes takes us for a stroll down memory lane; fans of Hannah will find themselves immensely pleased; an exciting story from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman; Sides’s high-adrenaline, impressively thorough history is recommended.

Modern Composition | Music Matters, December 2014

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Jennifer Higdon is among the most important and prolific composers working today—and one who’s frequently inspired by books and libraries.

Audiobooks from Fortier, Ivy, McGarrity, and Poehler | Xpress Reviews

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Two stories of strong women from Fortier, a new series from Ivy, characters drawn with nuance and pathos by McGarrity, and funny and powerful truisms from Poehler

Audiobooks to buy for their titles alone | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Bowen, Michele Andrea. Pastor Needs a Boo. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490644622. Read by Kevin R. Free. Reverend Denzelle Flowers of the New Jerusalem Gospel United Church is running for bishop, and his enemies—a ruthless consortium of corrupted clergy—want power badly enough to go to rather extreme lengths for it. He’s also smitten with a member of his […]

Lincoln as Lawyer, OCD, and the Beauty of Code | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Albracht, William & Marvin Wolf. Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Fire Base Kate. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490656748. Reader to be announced. In October 1969, Captain William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. At dawn […]

New releases from Anne Tyler, Matthew Quick, & Laura Lippman | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Alphabet House. Penguin. ISBN 9781611763645. Read by Graeme Malcolm. In the “Department Q” series author’s first stand-alone novel, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young’s plane is shot down and they know they will be executed if captured. They manage to jump aboard a train reserved for wounded SS soldiers. In a moment […]

Michelle Bailat-Jones on Fog Island Mountains | Tantorious

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Michelle Bailat-Jones is a writer and translator. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including the Kenyon Review and the Atticus Review. Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

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