David Levithan, Libba Bray, & Colleen Houck | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Young Adult

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Adornetto, Alexandra. Ghost House. Brilliance. ISBN 9781491530405. Read by Emily Foster. Gr 10 Up—In this series launch, Chloe Kennedy again starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl after her mother dies. Spending time at her grandmother’s country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her […]

R.L. Stine, Young Golda Meir, & a Book-Eating Bear | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Early Elementary

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Beebe, Katy. Brother Hugo and the Bear. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781681416304. Reader TBA. K-Gr 3—Brother Hugo can’t return his library book—the letters of St. Augustine—because, it turns out, the precious book has been devoured by a bear! Instructed by the abbot to borrow another monastery’s copy and create a replacement, the hapless monk painstakingly crafts a […]

Jennifer Weiner, Philippa Gregory, & Lauren Willig’s Last Pink Carnation Novel | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Fiction

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Alcott, Kathleen. Infinite Home. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504638944. Reader TBA. Edith is a widow who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of people: Paulie, an unusually disabled man, and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke. Damaged in various […]

Nomads, Dolphins, & America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Nonfiction

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Ananthaswamy, Anil. The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self. Books on Tape. ISBN 9781101914939. Read by Rene Ruiz. In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, this book offers a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard’s syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders. Ananthaswamy […]

New Installments in Beloved Mystery Series | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Connelly, Michael. The Closers. (Harry Bosch, Bk. 11). Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478935087. Read by Len Cariou. Even though Harry Bosch walked away from the job three years ago, he cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned. With some people openly rooting […]

Jazz up Your Collection | Music Matters, June 1, 2015

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Jazz is one of the only quintessentially American art forms, and it’s important. Every music collection in American libraries should contain a solid representation of the genre.

Anita Hill, British Mystery Series Grantchester, Cuban National Literacy Campaign, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Anita Hill’s story remains relevant; lovers of traditional British mysteries will want to add Grantchester to their viewing queue; a beautiful rendering of the Cuban National Literacy Campaign of 1961

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks

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As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Popular authors represented include Tamara Ireland Stone, Heather Vogel Frederick, Kasie West, and Beth Kendrick, whose books are read by well-known narrators such […]

ODILO and Findaway Announce Partnership

ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling digital audiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space. “We are dedicated […]

Fiction from Bilyeau and Genova; Memoir from Lyndsey | Audiobook Reviews, June 1, 2015

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The Tapestry is an essential purchase for all historical fiction collections; Genova’s powerful and intimate story about risks, despair, and love; Hannah Curtis perfectly captures Lyndsey’s style and tone