The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma | LJ Audiobook Review

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Obioma, Chigozie. The Fishermen. 9 CDs. 10 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2015. ISBN 9781478985310. $25.98. digital download. F “My brothers and I became fishermen in January of 1996 after our father moved out of Akure, a town in the west of Nigeria, where we had lived together all our lives,” explains nine-year-old Benjamin. With Father’s strict daily […]

Between Chris Rock and a Hard Place: Best Films Win Out | LJ Reviews

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Longtime Library Journal Fast Scans columnist and all-things-film guru Jeff T. Dick highlights the major winners on this year’s Oscar night for libraries with budgets to accommodate the “big” movies

LJ Media Reviews: March 1, 2016

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Ellis’s darkly funny American Housewife, Klaussmann’s Villa America will resonate with historical fiction fans; Obioma’s quietly unfolding Fishermen; Flamenco, a visual and aural feast for your feet

The Kennedys, Von Trapps, Femme Fatales, & Sugar Kisses | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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From a Brief Encounter to The Driftless Area to The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

Other Worlds of R&B | Music Matters, March 1, 2016

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Though these represent just the tip of the alt-R&B iceberg, they’re a good place to get your feet wet. These are all major releases, mostly from the past five years, and everything should be available in CD format from your favorite vendor.

LJ Media Reviews: February 15, 2016

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Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings in Sharakhai is a great epic fantasy; catch the Oscar buzz: four Best Doc nominees, plus Downton 6

James McBride’s Quest for the Real James Brown | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Nonfiction

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Ackerman, Jennifer. The Genius of Birds. HighBridge. ISBN 9781681681283. Reader TBA. Traveling around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research―the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states―Ackerman not only tells […]

Richard Kadrey, Robyn Carr, & Eric Jerome Dickey | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks releasing in April 2016

Notable True Crime and Crime Fiction | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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True crime and crime fiction audiobooks releasing in April 2016

The Further Adventures of Sunshine Girl | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Young Adult

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YA audiobooks releasing in April 2016