Best Media 2015: Audiobooks

lj ljThis year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]

Mary Gaitskill, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, & Chris Ewan | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

Berlin, Lucia. A Manual for Cleaning Women. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504676519. Reader TBA. This volume compiles the best work of short-story writer Berlin, who crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling […]

Rainbow Rowell, Colum McCann, & Ann Leckie | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Fiction

Ballantyne, Lisa. Everything She Forgot. HarperAudio. ISBN 9781504645263. Read by Fiona Hardingham. Driving home, Margaret Holloway is rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage of her car. Just as she begins to panic, a stranger pulls her free and disappears. Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something’s wrong. Flashbacks to the crash are […]

Mr. Mercedes Snags Best Novel | Edgar Awards 2015

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King’s foray into hard-boiled crime fiction, was named the Best Novel at the Mystery Writers of America’s 69th Annual Edgar Awards banquet.

Susanna Kearsley, Meg Wolitzer, & Kate Atkinson | May 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

Achebe, Chinua. Arrow of God. (The African Trilogy, Bk. 3). Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490655864. Read by Peter Jay Fernandez. In this new recording of Achebe’s 1964 classic that is set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, the conflict between old and new plays out in the personal struggle between father and son. Atkinson, Kate. A God […]

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Reviews of Roosevelt’s Beast and A Burnable Book.

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The latest mystery series books.

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Reviews of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s A Conspiracy of Faith, Cara Black’s Murder Below Montparnasse, Jane Casey’s The Last Girl, and Thomas Perry’s The Boyfriend.

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The latest installments in ongoing mystery series

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New entries in ongoing mystery series from the Oct. 1 issue.