Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime | LJ DVD Review


Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime. 2 discs. color. 355+ min. Edward Hall, Agatha Christie Prods., dist. by Acorn Media, 888-870-8047; DVD UPC 054961244997. $39.99; Blu-ray UPC 054961245598. $39.99. SDH subtitles. F/TV  Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (David Williams and Jessica Raine) are an ordinary British husband and wife who discover they have a talent for detection. This set features The […]

Rick Riordan, Lauren Myracle, & the Brothers Grimm | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Middle Grade


Middle grade audiobooks releasing in May 2016

Eddie Huang, Lindy West, & Russell Banks | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction


Nonfiction audiobooks coming in May 2016

Rick Yancey, Renée Ahdieh, & Matthew Quick | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Young Adult


Young adult audiobooks releasing in May 2016.

Fast Five with Johnny Heller


What’s your favorite type of character/accent to narrate? I enjoy the Chicago accent, British accents and I much prefer noir characters. What was your favorite non-audiobook gig? A TV voice-over spot for Beggin’ Strips where my dog character says, “CHEWY!” Do you have any superstitions?  Never walk under a ladder holding a black cat named […]

Robin Wasserman, Noah Hawley, & Emma Straub | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks


Five fiction picks for May

All Ears: Audiobook Favorites | The Reader’s Shelf, March 15, 2016

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More readers are finding audiobooks to be the perfect companion for a workout, commute, or simply the subject of focused attention. These six audiobooks represent some of the favorites of librarians across the country.

Audiobooks from Caletti, Grisham, and Newcomer Tarkington | Xpress Reviews


An empowering story of feminine friendship and what one does when finding oneself at a midlife crisis; a highly recommended Grisham title for libraries where the author circulates well; an engrossing debut novel populated by intriguing, complicated people

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma | LJ Audiobook Review


Obioma, Chigozie. The Fishermen. 9 CDs. 10 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2015. ISBN 9781478985310. $25.98. digital download. F “My brothers and I became fishermen in January of 1996 after our father moved out of Akure, a town in the west of Nigeria, where we had lived together all our lives,” explains nine-year-old Benjamin. With Father’s strict daily […]

Between Chris Rock and a Hard Place: Best Films Win Out | LJ Reviews


Longtime Library Journal Fast Scans columnist and all-things-film guru Jeff T. Dick highlights the major winners on this year’s Oscar night for libraries with budgets to accommodate the “big” movies