Keep the Lights On: Horror Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 2015

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Librarians looking to add contemporary horror titles to their collections don’t have far to go. Recent standouts include The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation.

New releases from Kazuo Ishiguro, J.A. Jance, & Elif Shafak | Mar. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Highly anticipated fiction audiobooks coming out in March 2015

Crematory Dispatches, Help with Habits, and a Much-Buzzed-About Debut Novel | Mar. 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Five highly anticipated audiobooks coming out in March 2015

Training a Hawk, Researching a Family Ghost, Finding Lost Treasure | Mar. 2015 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Highly anticipated nonfiction audiobooks coming out in March 2015.

Audiobooks from Armstrong, Grecian, Koontz, Parks, Quinn, & Williams, plus John & Yoko | Xpress Reviews

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Armstrong’s fans will enjoy, Jack the Ripper returns via Grecian, a stand-alone from Koontz, a pair flirting with destiny, interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a solid twist from Williams

Rwanda’s Ingoma Nshya, Secrets & Scandal in Higher Ed, Photographers Lange, Weber, plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, January 2015

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A powerful portrait of a committed group of people changing their world; Happy Valley succeeds spectacularly; an informative, even-handed documentary of Lange; a gritty, jazzy look at NYC through Weber’s lens.

Gawande on Mortality, Action-rich Henshaw, Petersen on Hollywood, plus Media News | Audiobook Reviews, January 2015

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Gawande shows that we are shifting from a highly medicalized end of life to an experience in which we can have some sort of meaning, Henshaw’s clever and electrifying follow-up to Red Cell, Petersen’s prose is engaging and illuminating.

Reviewers of the Year 2014

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To our hundreds of tireless reviewers who provide librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource, a big thank you! Here, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014.

Christie’s Poirot Defines an Era, Portraits of Hope and Health Care, plus New Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, December 2014

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Poirot: Series 13 marks the end of an era; a look at the lack of research studies and results for recently developed vaccines; a powerful documentary demonstrates how hope can come from tragedy.

Elwes, Hannah, the Kellermans, Sides | Audiobook Reviews, December 2014

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Elwes takes us for a stroll down memory lane; fans of Hannah will find themselves immensely pleased; an exciting story from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman; Sides’s high-adrenaline, impressively thorough history is recommended.

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