Train in Vain | Music Matters

Recently, a patron came in and asked for train sounds on CD. Easy enough; libraries always seem to have at least one sound effects CD lying around at all times, right? We did have one that was supposed to be on shelf at that particular location, but it was all Halloween sound effects (i.e., no train sounds), and it was lost or missing.

A Tolstoy Parable, Wartime Thriller, Noir, Union Activism | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

This digitally restored rumination on the ruinous consequences of unethical behavior for a hapless innocent is “starkly” devastating; Lilti’s dramedy shows an appreciation for applied medicine; Figgis’s debut is an atmospheric film noir steeped in crime-genre tropes

LJ Media | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

Despite glimmers of familiar playfulness, Backman has undoubtedly taken a dark turn in Beartown; Libraries will want to acquire Miss Burma immediately; The Pink Panther Collection brings together the best of these films and is highly recommended for public and academic libraries; Sink or Swim will leave the audience thinking further on the effects of global warming on real people

Audiobooks by Altman, Baldacci, Collins, Gill, Korelitz, McCall Smith, Vallere, & Verducci | Xpress Reviews

For listeners who enjoy the suspense genre; recommended for Amos Decker series fans; for listeners who enjoy uplifting contemporary fiction; best appreciated by those who knew New York during urban renewal; for fans of fish-out-of-water stories; of interest to Cubs fans

LJ Media | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

As far as Strout is concerned, Anything Is Possible; curious, intelligent, media-savvy readers will surely welcome Petersen’s perceptive, illuminating “unruly women;” this beautifully shot and executed film might inspire those in the depths of hopelessness to move beyond their addictions; a relatively quiet performance from punkster Pop

Louise Erdrich, S.A. Chakraborty, & Elizabeth Berg | November Fiction on Audio

Christmas stories from an sf/f master, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, and debuts from actor Krysten Ritter and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner

Escapes from the FLDS & the Islamic State | November Memoirs on Audio

Memoirs, from Nadia Murad, David Lebovitz, & Rachel Jeffs.

P.D. James Short Stories & a Reimagined In Cold Blood | Stephanie’s Picks

Series launches from Arnaldur Indridason and Victoria Thompson, plus short stories and historical fiction.

Jellyfish, Segregated Cities, & the Great Halifax Explosion | November Nonfiction on Audio

Nonfiction from John McPhee, Reza Aslan, & Diana Preston

Alternate History, Sea Voyages, & New Friends | YA Audiobooks Publishing in November

Audiobooks from Jasmine Warga, Megan Miranda, & Mira Grant.