Black History, Contemplating Infinity, and Eloise’s First Audiobook | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Early Elementary

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Beck. W.H. Malcolm Under the Stars. (Malcolm at Midnight, Bk. 2). Recorded Books. ISBN 9781490666815. Read by Charlotte Parry. Gr 2-5–Now that Snip the cat is gone (but hardly forgotten), the classroom animals of the Midnight Academy are ready for things to get back to normal at the McKenna School. After all, protecting nutters (students) and […]

Day of Dialog Authors | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Brooks, Geraldine. The Secret Chord. Books on Tape. ISBN 9781101925232. Read by Paul Boehmer. Brooks’s (People of the Book) story of King David traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. Readers see David through […]

This Month in Audio News

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Harlequin Audiobooks Available to Libraries Harlequin audiobooks are now available for libraries for the first time through Harlequin Audio, a new imprint operating in conjunction with HarperAudio. The first titles, including Carla Neggers’s The Harbor and Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road, were released on June 30, and the company plans to release a total of […]

Audiobooks from Baldacci, Coes, Cussler & Scott, Ephron, Hubbard, McCoy, & Pelecanos | Xpress Reviews

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A new psychological mystery from Baldacci, Dewey Andreas is back, Isaac Bell investigates the Rockefellers, great summer listening from Ephron, historical fiction from McCoy, terrific Pelecanos stories with production missteps

Early Warning by Jane Smiley | LJ Review

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Smiley, Jane. Early Warning. (Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Bk. 2). 15 CDs. 18:12 hrs. Books on Tape. Knopf. 2015. ISBN 9781101889077. $50. digital download. F Convening in 1953 for father and grandfather Walter’s funeral, the Iowa Langdon family notes another recent passing—Joseph Stalin. The Cold War escalates; weapons and the fortunes of Walter’s descendants (mostly) […]

Harlequin Audiobooks Available to Libraries

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Harlequin audiobooks are now available for libraries for the first time through Harlequin Audio, a new imprint operating in conjunction with HarperAudio. The first titles, including Carla Neggers’s The Harbor and Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road, were released on June 30, and the company plans to release a total of 200 in its first year. […]

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | LJ Review

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Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins. 14 CDs. 16:30 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2015. ISBN 9781478932635. $35. Playaway digital, digital download. F The best novels reward readers at every level of engagement, from the casual listener seeking an engrossing audiobook with great characters to others in pursuit of a more intellectual study of structure and craft. […]

APA reports continued strong audio sales

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The APA shares results from their annual sales survey

Chelsea Clinton, Laurie Halse Anderson, & Rupert Grint, Narrator | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Middle Grade

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Al Mansour, Haifaa. The Green Bicycle. Listening Library. ISBN 9780147526175. Read by Ariana Delawari. Gr 5-8–Spunky 11-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her […]

A.S. King, Una LaMarche, & the Latest from the Peculiar Children | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Young Adult

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Bow, Erin. The Scorpion Rules. S. & S. Audio. ISBN 9781442391604. Reader TBA. Gr 9 Up–In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar […]