2015 Audie Award Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2015 Audie Awards

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

Fiction Giants Boyne and Ishiguro; High Seas History from Larson | Audiobook Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A difficult but rewarding book from Boyne; Ishiguro’s exquisite tale of barely remembered legends, past wrongs, and relentless change; Simon Brick’s wonderful narration of Larson’s unforgettable story of life and death on the high seas

Dramedy from Trueba, Autism and Family Ties, Monks and Inner-City Youth, Plus New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A middle-aged, Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher picks up two teenage runaways while embarking on a 1966 road trip to Almeria, Spain; a caretaker’s familiar battle between duty and desire; an uplifting Rule offers hope for inner-city youth

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

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Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

Yes Please Audiobook To Be Released on Vinyl

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HarperAudio will release a special vinyl edition of Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please, on September 1, 2015. The vinyl edition includes seven highlights from the Yes Please audiobook, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Mike Schur, Kathleen Turner, and a live recording from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Consumers who purchase the […]

This Month in Audio News

APA Announces Audiobook Blogger of the Year The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced that Jennifer Conner, who runs the book blog “The Literate Housewife,” will be recognized as the 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year—an honor awarded to her through a competition sponsored by the APA. LJ spoke to Conner about her “Armchair Audies” […]

Penguin Random House Audio Joins Scribd

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Subscription reading service Scribd has expanded its audiobook offering to include more than 9,000 audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio, increasing Scribd’s audiobook selection to more than 45,000 titles. New titles include fiction and nonfiction by authors such as Alice Munro, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Anne Rice, Sue Grafton, Deepak Chopra, and Danielle Steel. “Penguin Random House Audio is one of […]

Audiobook Samples Added to Goodreads

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Goodreads has announced their new “Listen” feature: audio samples for 180,000 Audible titles are now available on the Goodreads website. The Listen icon appears on the Goodreads book page, but one must be a Goodreads member and signed into the site to be able to see it. Click on the Listen icon and the audio sample will […]

APA Announces Audiobook Blogger of the Year

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced that Jennifer Conner, who runs the book blog “The Literate Housewife,” will be recognized as the 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year—an honor awarded to her through a competition sponsored by the APA. LJ spoke to Conner about her “Armchair Audies” program in 2013. “The APA created this […]