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

Audiobooks from Baldacci, Coes, Cussler & Scott, Ephron, Hubbard, McCoy, & Pelecanos | Xpress Reviews

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A new psychological mystery from Baldacci, Dewey Andreas is back, Isaac Bell investigates the Rockefellers, great summer listening from Ephron, historical fiction from McCoy, terrific Pelecanos stories with production missteps

Harlequin Audiobooks Available to Libraries

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Harlequin audiobooks are now available for libraries for the first time through Harlequin Audio, a new imprint operating in conjunction with HarperAudio. The first titles, including Carla Neggers’s The Harbor and Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road, were released on June 30, and the company plans to release a total of 200 in its first year. […]

Halloween Titles & a New Judy Moody | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Early Elementary

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Cox, Judy. Haunted House, Haunted Mouse. Dreamscape. ISBN 978-1681416656. Reader TBA. PreS-Gr 2–Sour balls! Gumdrops! Chocolate! Mouse is stunned as he watches goblins and skeletons and ghosts collect candy. He wants to go trick-or-treating too, so when a tiny ghost drops her sack, Mouse scrambles inside. Now he’s in for a Halloween adventure! Donaldson, Julia. The Julia […]