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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Fiction from Abnett, Khan; Nonfiction from Palmer, Roberts | Audiobook Reviews, April 1, 2015


Marvel Comics’ first novel is an outstanding full-cast work, fans of cerebral detecting will be thrilled with Khan’s Unquiet Dead, Napoleon is recommended for all history lovers.

Q&A: Amanda Palmer, Author of The Art of Asking


LJ talks to Palmer about her new memoir based on a TED talk she gave about the connection between her years as a street performer and her success with crowdfunding and trusting her fans as a musician.

Audiobooks from Cohen, Higashino, and Sandford | Xpress Reviews


For the memoir and Jewish identity collections of all libraries, Higashino is Highly recommended for mystery lovers, the adrenaline is almost tangible in Sandford’s latest

Delightful debuts | May 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks


Frankel, Lauren. Hyacinth Girls. Brilliance. ISBN 9781501221941. Read by Emily Sutton-Smith & Laura Hamilton. While 13-year-old Callie is eventually exonerated of bullying, threatening notes from her alleged victim, Robyn, begin to surface. As the notes become suicidal, Callie’s mother, Rebecca, is determined to save the unbalanced Robyn. As Rebecca navigates school disapproval and mean moms while trying […]