Looking Ahead | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2016

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More than any other entertainment industry, games and gaming evolve so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with innovations. The only way to be aware of what’s fresh and new is to keep an eye on the horizon.

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 […]

Go, Oscar, Go: Best Documentary Feature Nominees 2016 | LJ Reviews

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LJ tracked down the nominees for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature to get a jump on the February 28 television broadcast (see LJ 2/15/16). Below are reviews of four of the five nominated films. What Happened, Miss Simone? was unavailable for review.

Chaplin, Ikiru, Two from Améris, plus the Quay Brothers | Fast Scans, February 15, 2016

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Century-old testaments to the movie legend Chaplin; a humanist classic that belongs in most foreign-film collections; Marie’s Story and Stations of the Cross, both discretely affecting; 15 oddly surreal films

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

War and Peace (Reading, Listening, Watching) | Wyatt’s World

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The Russians took over the airwaves this week with the BBC/Weinstein Company production of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace running on three cable networks at once.

Helen Oyeyemi, Tracy Chevalier, & Edna O’Brien | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Fiction

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Archer, Gretchen. Double Mint. (Davis Way Crime Caper, Bk. 4). Tantor. ISBN 9781515902089. Read by Amber Benson. It’s convention season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino, and Davis Way Cole barely notices. It’s hard to pay attention when you live in a junkyard. But when special events coordinator Holder Darby walks off the job just […]

Cyberwar, Chicken Farms, & the Social History of LSD | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Nonfiction

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Amundsen, Lucie B. Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—From Scratch. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504685825. Reader TBA. When the Amundsens decided to start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm, their entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learned to […]

New Tim Federle, Three from Madeleine L’Engle, & a Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Young Adult

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Cavallaro, Brittany. A Study in Charlotte. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504696081. Read by Graham Halstead. Gr 7 Up–Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and […]

Fast Five with Robin Miles

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What’s your favorite type of character or accent to narrate? Women warriors and spiritual characters. What was the first audiobook you narrated? This Just In  by Yolanda Joe. About how many audiobooks have you narrated? 350-plus. What is your favorite book/TV show/movie? My favorite book is Personal Recollections of St. Joan by Mark Twain. TV show: Dr. Who (the […]