Audiobooks: Christine Hyung-Oak Lee | Xpress Reviews

Despite engrossing true-life experiences, Lee’s work ultimately disappoints, though the book was much better received

Audiobooks by Durham, Grant, Grossman, Haskell, Kelly, Mackintosh, Moran, Palm, and Szabó | Xpress Reviews

For those interested in World War II and German life; highly recommended for the foreign and Jewish-themed collections; this will certainly interest film enthusiasts; an awkward kid–turned–polished swan, Kelly handles narration duties as if to the microphone born; highly recommended for all mystery collections; every global citizen with an interest in superb literary fiction will want to open this intriguing Door

Feminism with Adichie

If you are interested in social change and feminist ideas, both books will give insightful information and encourage discussion with children and adults alike

Audiobooks from Higgins and Woods, and a Double Shot of Patterson’s Bookshots | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for die-hard Higgins fans only; two winners for Patterson fans and admirers of the Bookshots series; recommended for public libraries where Woods is popular

Audiobooks by Gardner, Hall, Law, Parker, and Perry | Xpress Review

Will appeal mostly to Gardner’s fans seeking a quick fix; Hall’s “Puzzle Lady” title is fun and true to series form; Law continues her mystery series featuring painter Francis Bacon; Public libraries should strongly consider the latest Perry

Audiobooks by Austen, Shinn, Vinet, and Voskamp | Xpress Reviews

This beloved and enduring novel is a wise choice for all library collections; for religious and self-help collections; if you have solid historical romance fans; a valuable addition to resources that address the psychology of self-harm

Audiobooks by Patterson & Hayley (and Patterson & McLaughlin), Ribowsky, and Roberts | Xpress Reviews

Two BookShots from James Patterson and Co. need more development; a story that defined the rock and roll lifestyle of excess before rock and roll; for fans of the Roberts as well as lovers of supernatural fiction

Audiobooks by Doctorow and Vinet | Xpress Reviews

The fascinating, ironic, and fanciful strands that Doctorow pulls from history and imagination are both humorous and horrific, read in his own voice; a diverting historical romance for libraries collecting to please genre fans

Audiobooks from Austen, Chang, Graham, Henson, Kendrick, Kitfield, and Sanders | Xpress Reviews

An Austen classic; recommended for fans of hip-hop music itself; Graham will be popular in spite of herself; an absorbing read that is more than the typical celebrity memoir; Kendrick will find an audience; for listeners with an interest in the military; a must-listen for Sanders followers

Best Media 2016: Audiobooks

We thank our hardworking reviewers for coming up with a list of the top 20 audiobooks of the year, among them Tracy Chevalier’s hard-hitting At the Edge of the Orchard and Helen Oyeyemi’s interconnected tales in What Is Not Your Is Not Yours, as well as Jennifer Boylan’s story of her transition, She’s Not There, with an afterword written and read by Richard Russo, and Matthew Desmond’s LJ Top Ten Best Book Evicted, about precarious housing in Milwaukee.