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

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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

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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

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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. 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

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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

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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

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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.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, December 27, 2013

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A colorful Southern tale from Atkins, more of Rachel Knight from Clark, a revised World War II tale from Hart, a new dystopian series from Mead, an intimate novel of life and death from Moyes, serious fiction from White

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, December 20, 2013

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Crouch’s dystopian follow-up, a rough go from Harding that is worth the effort, fantasy from Kilworth, memoir from a first-time dad, Thor fans will love this conspiracy yarn

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