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.

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