Audio News | February 1, 2013

Baker & Taylor (B&T) has announced the launch of Acoustik, a mobile platform “that allows consumers to buy and download digital audiobooks on their Apple and Android devices” using a free app powered by Findaway World, LLC. While Acoustik, which currently provides consumers access to nearly 40,000 titles from a variety of publishers, is available at select retailers, B&T will […]

Star Trek Superbowl Spot, Animated Marvel Inhumans DVD, Holy Batface!, Star Wars 3D RIP | Geeky Friday

Okay, geeks, I hope you’re all ready for the big game this weekend and have laid in plenty of brews and munchies! If you’re thinking the Superbowl has nothing to do with geekdom and you’ll be spending another Sunday watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory, then au contraire mon frere! During the game’s second […]

Audio Reviews | February 1, 2013

Reviews of James M. Cain’s The Cocktail Waitress, Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue, and Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories, plus a full list of audiobook reviews in the Feb. 1 issue.

Marvel Knights Animation/Shout Factory Releasing “Inhumans” on DVD

Marvel Comics has the Midas touch with morphing its properties from print to screen—both great and small. The company’s Marvel Knights Animation division announced on January 29 that it will release an animated version of its Inhumans on DVD this spring. Developed by the Eisner Award-winning team of Paul Jenkins (writer) and Jae Lee (artist), […]

AudioGO Releasing Revised Wasserman Bio as E/Audiobook

AudioGo will be marketing the ebook and audiobook editions of Kathleen Sharp’s update to her 2004 biography of Hollywood power couple Lew and Edie Wasserman, who operated both the MCA talent agency and Universal Studios. In Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire, journalist Sharp, who covered the movies/TV for […]

Audio Newsbrief | January 2013

Review of Galaxy Audio Readers Theater Performance Kit.

Audio Reviews | January 2013

Reviews of the audiobooks of Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone, Rachel Maddow’s Drift, and Alex Grecian’s The Yard, plus a full list of audiobook reviews in the January issue.

J.J. Abrams Directing Star Wars 7, Marvel’s MAX on comiXology Platform, RED 2 Trailer, Live-action Toy Story | Geeky Friday

The Force is with J.J. Abrams! After much speculation, the geekosphere was abuzz yesterday with word that Lucasfilm/Disney has tapped J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode 7. As 3PO would say, “Thank the maker!” Abrams did a sweet job bringing new life to the recent Star Trek reboot without disrespecting the original. His own […]

Films Based on Books: The 2013 Edition

With Parker, the latest film incarnation of the badass protagonist appearing in two dozen Donald Westlake books, hitting theaters today (the character previously appeared in 1967’s Point Blank and 1999’s Payback), librarians should be aware of other forthcoming films based on print resources and have them on hand. Beautiful Creatures. (Feb. 14) A supernatural love […]

Classic Returns: Reprints, Updates, and Bargains

American lit from Sherwood Anderson, a Bill Pronzini “Nameless Detective” mystery, classic sf from Jules Verne, and the street punks that launched Harlan Ellison’s career. Plus an odd mix of nonfiction.