Snipers, tycoons, and a new Pepys | December Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Avadian, Brenda  & Eric M. Riddle. Stuffology 101: Get Your Mind out of the Clutter. Blackstone. Reader to be announced. “Stuffologists” Avadian and Riddle share four decades of experience dealing […]

Nonfiction Takes the Cake: From Middle East History to Memoir to Physics for Poets | Audiobook Reviews

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Recommend Bird’s The Good Spy for students of Middle East and late 20th-century history, Brierly’s Long Way Home to memoir listeners, and for erudite, lifelong learners Kouzes’s Physics for Poets.

Audiobooks from Giffin & McKenzie, Plus One from Moyes | Xpress Reviews

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A football tale from Giffin gets sidelined, McKenzie’s satisfyingly romantic story is engaging, and Moyes’s family drama adds up to a spot-on listen

Q&A: David J. Peterson

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Linguist Peterson answers a few questions about the process of developing a language and gives librarians a jump start on their studies by offering a few Dothraki phrases that may come in handy in libraries.

Bianca Amato | Behind the Mike

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Bianca Amato discusses her narration work on Philippa Gregory’s medieval England–set “The Cousins’ War” novels.

Audiobooks on Seafood Conservation and Essentialism and by Hubbard and Valente | Xpress Reviews

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Fishing for seafood conservation, an adventure tale from Hubbard, a challenge to evaluate systematically and continually how listeners spend their time and energy, Snow White moves from a fairy tale kingdom to the Old West

Fiction from Blackwell, Bohjalian, Harkness, and Oyeyemi; Nonfiction from Berkin| Audiobook Reviews

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Bohjalian shines a light on the thousands of teens living in the shadows, Harkness weaves the intricate threads of vampire, witch, and demon lore, narrator Tara Hugo brings the 19th century to life as the voice of Elizabeth Bonaparte.

Q&A: Chris Bohjalian & Grace Blewer

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Authors and narrators often develop close relationships over the course of a project, but Chris Bohjalian and Grace Blewer, the narrator of his recent novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, had quite a head start: they’re father and daughter.

Audiobooks from Cotterill, De Sa, DiLouie, Koch, Quick, & Sandford/Cook | Xpress Reviews

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Jimm Juree returns, a male coming-of-age story, a thought-provoking and horrific tale, for fans of unsettling literary fiction, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, romantic historical suspense from Quick, for fans of crossover YA thrillers

Audiobooks from Furst, Gabaldon, Grandin, Grierson, Hayes, Hunter, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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A character-driven spy novel, the next “Outlander” epic, Grandin on slavery, food for thought about the pursuit of the fountain of youth, the return of Bob Lee Swagger, Marlo Thomas on women who reinvented their lives

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