Video Reviews | January 2014


Reviews of Arcadia, The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story, Citizen Hearst, and a full list of titles from the January issue.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, January 31, 2014


Weiner fans will enjoy Center’s latest, Kaufman & Mack present a new take on Freud, Johns Hopkins offers a caregiver’s guide to dealing with Alzheimer’s, Ridgway’s The River of No Return “begs for a sequel”

OverDrive announces move to all MP3 audiobooks

OverDrive, one of the major vendors of audiobooks to libraries, has announced that it will be moving away from the WMA format and making audiobooks for the library market available solely as MP3s. Reasons for the shift include the facts that MP3s are widely compatible across various listening devices and that the vast majority of […]

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, January 24, 2014


Paranormal fiction at its best, fast-paced action fro Brown, a historical trilogy opener from Collins, Fairstein introduces a crime thriller featuring Central Park, storytelling from McCall Smith

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, January 17, 2014


Complicated fiction from Barlow, more of Father Anselm, crossing the nation with Caputo, a horrific animal-related crime in Maine, Osteen on eliminating barriers, two earnest physicians fighting for health care

Kiese Laymon on Long Division | Tantorious


Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Kiese Laymon has written for numerous publications and is an associate professor of English and Africana studies at Vassar College. His debut novel, LONG DIVISION, is a Mark Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and […]

Batman’s Early Days | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Batman: Arkham Origins is a must-have for any serious player or Batman fan. Read more from the January issue.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, January 10, 2014


YA lit from Abe, a portrait of male friendship from Butler, a Jack the Ripper twist from Emson, a fun read from Pekkanen, historical detail, romance, and Christian faith from Peterson

Behind the Mike: Simon Vance


An interview with Simon Vance, narrator of The Complete Sherlock Holmes.

Backstage at an Opera Library | Music Matters

Although in opera they say “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings,” the opera library performs long before the season starts and continues after the final curtain.

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