Historical fiction from Berg, Ferrante, Freeman, Nesbø, & Smiley | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Berg, Elizabeth. The Dream Lover. Brilliance Audio. ISBN 9781593557775. Read by Emily Sutton-Smith. Berg (Tapestry of Fortunes) reimagines the scandalous life of French novelist George Sand, her famous lovers, bestselling novels, and life in Paris during the 1830s and 40s. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men’s clothing, smoked cigars, and […]

EllRay Jakes, Clementine, & My Weird School | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Early Elementary

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Gutman, Dan. Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (My Weird School, Bk. 18). Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490629513. Read by Jared Goldsmith. Gr 1-5—In the latest “My Weird School” installment, Mrs. Yonkers, the computer teacher, is the nerdiest teacher in the history of the world. She can type with her feet! She even puts a webcam on a turtle! What’s […]

Comedian Gaffigan on Food, Homer’s Poems, Millet’s Real-Life Mermaids | Audiobook Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Gaffigan’s narration is perfectly timed and brings his book to life; Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, read by Dan Stevens, are among the best audiobooks of the year; Cassandra Campbell’s deft voicing elevates from good to sublime.

Audiobooks by Cussler, Hamilton, Higgins, McCullough, Matthiessen, & Stone | Xpress Reviews

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Another highly recommended Cussler, more Merry Gentry from Hamilton, an intriguing Irish setting from Higgins, politics Down Under from McCullough, a Holocaust medication from Matthiessen, a father’s quest for justice from Stone

Audiobooks from Ebrahim, Huneven, Koontz, Lang, O’Neal, & Raybourn | Xpress Reviews

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An emotional memoir, the compelling nature of obsessive love, a disconcerting mood and spooky atmosphere from Koontz, a family seeking connection, a sweet story without much substance, a romantic thriller set between the wars

Audiobooks from Billingham, Box, Leon, Littlefield, McKinney, & Mones | Xpress Reviews

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A terrific murder mystery from Billingham, some Pickett shorts from Box, more Brunetti from Leon, psychological character studies from Littlefield, McKinney’s latest fails to impress, an unconventional romance and a Chinese setting from Mones

Audiobooks from Armstrong, Grecian, Koontz, Parks, Quinn, & Williams, plus John & Yoko | Xpress Reviews

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Armstrong’s fans will enjoy, Jack the Ripper returns via Grecian, a stand-alone from Koontz, a pair flirting with destiny, interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a solid twist from Williams

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!