Best Sellers | Audiobooks, November 1, 2014

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A blood feud, a perfect life, and an arsonist!

French’s Latest Dublin Murder, Mandel’s Breakout; Miller on 20th-Century American History | Audiobook Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Nerve-wracking psychological suspense, excellently narrated by Hogan and Hutchinson; Potter demonstrates her talent and tells Mandel’s story of the survivors of a worldwide pandemic; Jazz Age Manhattan, endlessly appealing.

A Doctor’s Notebook: Exploring the Medical World | The Reader’s Shelf

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The allure of stories about doctors—and medical professionals in general—is not limited to ER, House, and The Knick, as these six works of fiction and nonfiction prove.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, October 2014

The Heist steals the top spot from The Goldfinch; Unbroken breaks back into No. 1.

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.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, September 2014

Though Golfinch sits perched at No. 1, it is joined by seven new novels; Hillary Clinton has made some Hard Choices

Nonfiction: Mandela, Puppies, ¡Tequila!, Roman Libraries, a Mine Collapse, and Leonard Cohen | Xpress Reviews

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Nelson Mandela’s warder speaks, Casteel photographs swimming puppies, the true taste of tequila, an academic view of Roman libraries, a year in China, pre-Google, Chilean mine cave-in survivors, Robert Capa in color, and Leonard Cohen

Goldman’s Views of Mexico City and Katz’s Rescue Animals | Xpress Reviews

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Goldman’s city chronicle is a successful blending of memoir, political reporting, and extended literary narrative; Katz makes us look at animals and humans in a new light

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.

Nonfiction: a Punk Rock Pioneer, a Dalmatian Memoir, Rock Star Theory, & Secret Sidekicks | Xpress Reviews

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A female rock pioneer reveals food for thought, how a Dalmatian helped a writer battle depression, a workmanlike chronicle of rock celebrity, and a fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history

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