Audiobook fiction from Andrews, Dallas, Evanovich, Haddam; Economics from Munk | Xpress Reviews

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A blissful novella from Andrews, a satisfying story of the South from Dallas, a disappointing outing from Evanovich, mystery for Haddam fans, an economic cautionary tale from Munk

Audiobooks from Abé & Card & Chiaverini & Kingsbury & Wood | Xpress Reviews

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Abé for paranormal fans, Aw for Asian fiction fans, a new Ender’s Game, Civil War espionage from Chiaverini, ethical dilemmas from Kingsbury, an excellent pairing of voice and text in Wood’s The Killer

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

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Physical music collections are still strong; the Cincinnati public library’s CD of the Month Club brings a new music discovery service to patrons. You can, too.

Polanski’s First-Class Tess, Pop Icon Marvin Hamlisch, Ping Pong on Four Continents, & More | Video Reviews

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Reviews of Tess, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love, Ping Pong, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray: Anderson’s Life Aquatic, Kiarostrami’s Like Someone in Love, Ace in the Hole | Trailers

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Comedy from Whoopi Goldberg, Orange Is the New Black, romance in The Terminal, a classic Western, and more. From the April 1 issue.

Literary Suspense from Joss, Kolbert on Extinctions, The Age of Amazon According to Stone | Audiobook Reviews

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Reviews of Morag Joss’s Our Picnics in the Sun, Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Brad Stone’s The Everything Store, Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers, Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Q&A: Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman talks to LJ about her new historical novel set in 1911 New York City; from the April 1 issue.

Stepping into the Stream: Bringing Netflix-style Video to Libraries

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Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, April 4, 2014

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The narration might put off readers of Thursdays in the Park, Byrd’s Roses Have Thorns is for historical fiction fans, urban fantasy from Galenorn, time travel from James, intrigue and swashbuckling fantasy from Wells

Lewis Dartnell on The Knowledge | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Lewis Dartnell is regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation. Working in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars, he has won several awards for his science […]

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