Narrative Arc | Audio Spotlight


Creating an audiobook is an art form that requires more collaboration and work than many people realize, and the professionals who produce audiobooks often hope you won’t notice their best work. Listening to an audiobook is a small-scale, intimate experience. But putting it all together, from text to publication, involves a lot of personnel, many […]

Gwenda Bond & Victoria Schwab | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Young Adult


Young adult audiobooks releasing in July 2016

The Mapmaker’s Trilogy Wraps Up | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Middle Grade


Middle grade audiobooks releasing in July 2016

A Hamster Princess & Too Many Moose | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Early Elementary


Early elementary audiobooks releasing in July 2016.

Hot Summer Fiction by Women | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks


New releases from Megan Abbott, Linda Castillo, Jennifer Close, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and Denise Mina

LJ Media Reviews: May 1, 2016


Dawson’s charming romance is The Opposite of Maybe; Doc Martin is making his Cornish house calls in Series 7

Introducing Syrian Music | Music Matters, May 1, 2016


With the ongoing, tragic events in Syria and the plight of its displaced refugees, I opted to dedicate one of my Listen to This programs to learning about Syrian culture through music (my slides and speaking notes are available at

The Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon | LJ Audio Review


LJ’s review of Glen Weldon’s The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

From Billions to None | LJ DVD Review


LJ’s review of the DVD From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction

Garenq’s “Financial Thriller,” Sollett, Meyerhoff, & Newcomers Morano, Piet | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, April 15, 2016


A true incident that had far-reaching political fallout; Sollett’s big-screen drama rises above its made-for-TV aesthetics; Meyerhoff’s visually arresting feature debut mixes old-school Super-8 and 16mm film; Piet has crafted a sneakily suspenseful low-key thriller