An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015


A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Kanon Is Leaving Berlin; True Crime from Jobb, Kurkjian | Audiobook Reviews, June 15, 2015


Jobb’s latest true crime masterpiece is performed flawlessly; Kanon’s action is richly multifaceted, while the narration of Corey Brill is complex and exceptional; Kurkjian’s Master Thieves is recommended to art lovers and all fans of true-life crime

From Screen to Sound | Wyatt’s World


For the second week of audiobook month consider displaying titles by authors well known on screens big and small. Here are five memoirs from visual celebrities—actors on hit TV shows and films, a news anchor, and a chef–turned–tour guide.

This Month in Audio News


Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks 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. Yes Please Audiobook To Be Released on Vinyl HarperAudio will release a special vinyl edition of […]

Rebecca Stead, Typhoid Mary, & an Adventurous Possum | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Middle Grade


Abbott, Tony. The Golden Vendetta. (The Copernicus Legacy, Bk. 3). Blackstone. ISBN Read by MacLeod Andrews. Gr 3-7—It’s been two months since the Kaplan family hunted down the Serpens relic, but when the evil Galina Krause suddenly and violently reappears, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca have no choice but to face her again. Now they […]

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


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


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


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


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


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 […]