Audiobooks from Hart, Leon, Reynolds, Scottoline & Serritella, and Silva | Xpress Reviews


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


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

Language lessons, linked novellas, and a history of the gondola | November Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s picks


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. Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, The Alchemist and the Executioness. Brilliance Audio. Narrated by Jonathan Davis and Katherine Kellgren. In these audio-first linked novellas, sf writers Bacigalupi (The Doubt […]

Thieves, Friends, Fashionistas, and Yoo-Hoo Sex | What We’re Reading

The Story about Ping

The LJ/School Library Journal staff reads a designer bio, a kiddie classic, an office romance, a cyber/technothriller, a Darcy duo mystery, and a story about (maybe) a girl’s struggles.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, October 4, 2013


Keane’s latest ignites Fever, another romantic comedy from Kinsella, le Carré tells A Delicate Truth, more Commissario Guido Brunetti from Leon, McKinley retells Beauty and the Beast, McVeigh’s historical fiction is highly recommended, a delightful treat from Malliet, a dark but engrossing read from Shafak

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, March 15, 2013


A new Brunetti mystery, a tale of natural disaster modification, an exciting and unpredictable thriller especially for Buffalonians, a fluid and absorbing novel of ideas from Yehoshua