Audiobooks from Furst, Gabaldon, Grandin, Grierson, Hayes, Hunter, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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A character-driven spy novel, the next “Outlander” epic, Grandin on slavery, food for thought about the pursuit of the fountain of youth, the return of Bob Lee Swagger, Marlo Thomas on women who reinvented their lives

Elaine Stritch, Women’s Health, Coney Island History, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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Not a tribute but an excellent warts-and-all revelation of a massive talent and ego, a revolutionary way of doing business and an odyssey of female empowerment, the first eight titles in Kino Lorber’s Studio Classics line make their high-def debuts

Fiction from Chiang, Johansen; Nonfiction from Marsh, plus Celebrity Writers and Life Up in the Air | Audiobook Reviews

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A collection of stories mixes vivid characters, real science, and believable settings with wild speculation; an essential audiobook for libraries, poised to become the next big thing; a comprehensive biography with warmth and perspective

Audiobooks from Berry, Greene, Jio, & Riley | Xpress Reviews

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Cotton Malone saves the United States, one for business and political philosophy, mid-century Seattle according to Jio, a century-spanning drama from Riley

Appreciating Ambient | Music Matters

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Ambient is music (or, more accurately, harmonic sound) without any vocals, lyrics, beats, grooves, song structure, or linear movement.

The Audiobookmobile hits the road!

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has created a custom-wrapped “Audiobookmobile” that will travel to book festivals and libraries in five cities from August 30 to September 27, 2014, giving away prizes and downloads with the aim of introducing the audio format to new listeners. APA president Michele Cobb explains that the “Audiobookmobile seemed like a […]

Audiobooks from Galloway, Harbour, Stevens, plus a Beach Read Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Harry Houdini rises from the dead in a fictional reimagining, a spine-tingling tale from Harbour, a debut beach read has some issues, Stevens’s latest Monroe title should circulate where the series is popular

They’re Gamers, Not “Girl Gamers” | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Since the advent of online gaming and the wider acceptance of the pursuit as a legitimate hobby for adults, everyone who has bothered to do so has noticed that girls and women play games almost as much (and enjoy as much variety) as boys and men.

Raun Kaufman on Autism Breakthrough | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Raun K. Kaufman was diagnosed with severe autism as a child. His story of recovery and his work has been widely covered in the media and in his own seminars and lectures. The former CEO of […]

Audiobooks from Briggs, Grimes, Korelitz, L’Amour, & Rieger | Xpress Reviews

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A Terrific urban fantasy ride from Briggs, Hitchcockian influences from Grimes, well-crafted suspense from Korelitz, a coming-of-age Western from L’Amour, and epistolary novel from Rieger that doesn’t quite work in audio

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