Audiobooks

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Audiobooks from Fortier, Ivy, McGarrity, and Poehler | Xpress Reviews

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Two stories of strong women from Fortier, a new series from Ivy, characters drawn with nuance and pathos by McGarrity, and funny and powerful truisms from Poehler

Best Media 2014: Best Audio

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This year’s best fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range.

Best Sellers | Audiobooks, November 1, 2014

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A blood feud, a perfect life, and an arsonist!

Audiobooks from Andrews, Barclay, Ewan, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Urban fantasy from husband-and-wife team Andrews, a mess from Barclay, a mystery/thriller from Ewan, and a spy-filled historical romance from Willig

New Murakami, Gabaldon and Son, & a novel of the Bloomsbury Group | December Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Blackwell, Juliet. Keeper of the Castle. Tantor. Read by Xe Sands. In the latest “Haunted Home Renovation” mystery, Mel’s boyfriend, Graham, is managing the reconstruction of an ancient building shipped […]

Snipers, tycoons, and a new Pepys | December Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Avadian, Brenda  & Eric M. Riddle. Stuffology 101: Get Your Mind out of the Clutter. Blackstone. Reader to be announced. “Stuffologists” Avadian and Riddle share four decades of experience dealing […]

Nonfiction Takes the Cake: From Middle East History to Memoir to Physics for Poets | Audiobook Reviews

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Recommend Bird’s The Good Spy for students of Middle East and late 20th-century history, Brierly’s Long Way Home to memoir listeners, and for erudite, lifelong learners Kouzes’s Physics for Poets.

Audiobooks from Giffin & McKenzie, Plus One from Moyes | Xpress Reviews

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A football tale from Giffin gets sidelined, McKenzie’s satisfyingly romantic story is engaging, and Moyes’s family drama adds up to a spot-on listen

Q&A: David J. Peterson

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Linguist Peterson answers a few questions about the process of developing a language and gives librarians a jump start on their studies by offering a few Dothraki phrases that may come in handy in libraries.

Bianca Amato | Behind the Mike

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Bianca Amato discusses her narration work on Philippa Gregory’s medieval England–set “The Cousins’ War” novels.

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