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Two audiobooks received 2015 Grammy awards at the February 8 ceremony.

Vincent on Woolf, McCall Smith Revisits Austen, & a New Toni Morrison | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Fiction

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Ahlborn, Ania. Within These Walls. Tantor Audio. ISBN 9781476783741. Read by R.C. Bray. With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he’s promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good […]

Historical fiction from Berg, Ferrante, Freeman, Nesbø, & Smiley | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Berg, Elizabeth. The Dream Lover. Brilliance Audio. ISBN 9781593557775. Read by Emily Sutton-Smith. Berg (Tapestry of Fortunes) reimagines the scandalous life of French novelist George Sand, her famous lovers, bestselling novels, and life in Paris during the 1830s and 40s. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men’s clothing, smoked cigars, and […]

2015 Audie Award Nominees

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2015 Audie Awards® competition, honoring spoken word entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 28, 2015, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

EllRay Jakes, Clementine, & My Weird School | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Early Elementary

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Gutman, Dan. Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (My Weird School, Bk. 18). Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490629513. Read by Jared Goldsmith. Gr 1-5—In the latest “My Weird School” installment, Mrs. Yonkers, the computer teacher, is the nerdiest teacher in the history of the world. She can type with her feet! She even puts a webcam on a turtle! What’s […]

Nonfiction: Greene Explores Russian Society; Family Fiction from Letts, Seton | Audiobook Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Greene presents a series of interviews with a cross section of Russian people outside the governing elite; all ­libraries will want Letts’s tightly constructed, bitingly funny dark comedy; Seton’s saga is historical fiction with a literary bent.

Strange & Mysterious: Finding Vivian Maier | Oscar Docs 2015

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Meet Vivian Maier, a photographer and ultimately a recluse whose life story is nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

Best Media 2014: Best Video Games

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The best video games of 2014, chosen by LJ’s gaming columnist, M. Brandon Robbins

Best Media 2014: Best Music

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The 2014 mainstream and under-the-radar music chosen by Steve Kemple and Matthew Moyer

Q&A: Daniel Bennett | Music Matters

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The Daniel Bennett Group has performed at 20 major public libraries in cities throughout the United States in the last three years. Public libraries are amazing cultural institutions that bring together people from all walks of life.

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