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Audiobooks from Barton, Bauer, Carpenter, Chiarella, Jacobson, Pope Francis, & Spinella | Xpress Reviews


Barton’s addictive, hair-raising debut; a solidly plotted first novel from Boyce; for fans of thrillers and multigenerational family fiction; Jacobson’s fresh new way to read the Bard; the Pope will be in demand; Spinella’s work has Perfect Timing

Audiobooks from Baldacci, Beverly, Hardt, Nelson, and Ohlsson | Xpress Reviews


Baldacci is recommended for audio thriller collections; Beverly’s debut is for listeners interested in stark urban novels; Nelson’s theory blurs, eradicates, even breaks the margins of binary thinking; Ohlsson’s experience with the Swedish Security Service adds credibility to an airplane hijacking plot

Audiobooks by Edghill, Gerritsen, and Sanderson, plus a Memoir from Tweedy | Xpress Reviews


An excellent biblical choice from Edghill, Gerritsen blends a strong historical narrative with a contemporary suspense plot, epic high fantasy series with action, magic, deception, and politics from Sanderson, African American physician Tweedy on health care

LJ Media Reviews: April 15, 2016


Ivan Doig’s final novel is a lighthearted tale of an orphan hopping the Last Bus to Wisdom; join the millions of fans who can’t get enough of Carole King, naturally

Audiobooks from Connelly, DuBrul, Koontz, Kubica, Santamaria, Scalzi, & Wright | Xpress Reviews


Talkin’ audio, with Harry Bosch, DuBrul’s palpable adventure, a taut thriller from Koontz, Kubica’s three-dimensional story, the woman in C.S. Lewis’s life, a team approach on Scalzi, and more disguises for Kathleen Stone

Running, Listening, Versing, Rhapsodizing, + Celebrating Sophie Hannah | What We’re Reading


As we prepare for a poetry-exclusive “What We’re Reading” column next week, here’s a transitional report on the books in our hands this week. Plus, a vist with author Sophie Hannah and her crew.

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

Audiobooks from Childress, Harrison, Henion, Mystery Writers, Moyes, Palmer, Stewart | Xpress Reviews


Social consciousness, government conspiracy, for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert, new short stories set in various New York City locations, Moyes’s update on Louisa, the truth about Santa Claus, the first female deputy sheriff, Willig’s historical stand-alone

Audiobooks from Hart, Leon, Reynolds, Scottoline & Serritella, and Silva | Xpress Reviews


Kate Reading does an excellent job narrating Hart’s Don’t Go Home; Commissario Brunetti investigates a stalking; Reynolds restricts himself here to a deadly dilemma; mother and daughter Scottoline and Serritella team up again; Silva is highly recommended for all Gabriel Allon fans