Audiobooks

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LJ Media Reviews: April 15, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Audiobooks by Charlton, Lawson, Stewart, and Wodicka | Xpress Reviews

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A historical mystery with romance, Lawson’s “furiously” poignant memoir, a nonagenarian has questions about her new neighbor, Wodicka’s latest is a sad, achingly sensitive story of two eccentric people

Audiobook from Kardos | Xpress Reviews

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Kardos’s latest is not quite compelling, not very suspenseful, but still enough fun, especially with Julia Whelan’s excellent narration

Audiobooks from Box, Clark, Spindler, and Trenow | Xpress Reviews

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Joe Pickett is on the case in a new Box title; listeners fond of psychological thrillers will revel in Spindler’s cast of suspects, trail of clues, twists, and turns; Trenow’s historical fiction is hauntingly beautiful—a not-to-be-missed audiobook