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2018 Audie Award Finalists

The Audie Awards recognize outstanding audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment; finalists in 30 categories have been announced

LJ Media | Review Alert: April 1, 2018

This title stands out for its honest and unflinching look at people, their fears, and their recurring mistakes; this engaging work will be in demand; these complementary silent film titles make a persuasive case for a bygone era’s art; most viewers will be entranced by Victoria’s addictive combination of passion, drama, and history; realistic yet inspiring for those who dream about making it in Silicon Valley, particularly young women

LJ Media | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

Highly recommended for fans of suspense, classic dystopias, futurists, and sf; devotees of the history of science as well as those interested in Restoration England will find this book fascinating; Arendt’s philosophy continues to inform our under­standing of the nature of evil and of the human condition; Huchon presents a disquieting picture of the state of contemporary politics—highly recommended to all viewers

Music for (All of) the Ages | Music Matters

Whether the vagaries of early spring temperatures are keeping energetic kids indoors or parents are thinking ahead to summer road trips, music that can be enjoyed by every member of the family is worth its weight in gold.

Oscar Documentaries 2018 | Video Reviews

Another year, another wealth of award-worthy documentaries to consider. A few Netflix-exclusives were unavailable for preview, but we’ve got two features and a short film that seem perfect for most library video collections. Weigh in with your thoughts, and see which way the academy goes when the ceremony airs on Sunday, March 4

LJ Media | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

A fun thriller with a terrifically twisted ending; this debut romance is highly recommended for all public libraries; equally informative and entertaining, this set is a must-see for country music fans and budding song­writers; this film celebrates the efforts of the professionals who worked to uncover and report the important stories of their time

B Is for Harmony | Music Matters

The second letter of the Greek alphabet comes up a lot when considering harmony singing in mid- to late 20th-century popular music. A survey of other harmony-rich groups finds many that share that first initial.

Like a Rolling Stone | Music Matters

Throughout its history, Rolling Stone advocated for emerging artists that harken back to 1960s rock and roll while overlooking many albums that became classics; the following list includes some of the publication’s major hits (and a few misses).

LJ Media | Review Alert, February 15, 2018

Irish reader Gerard Doyle narrates with gravitas and grit Bester’s truly original and bizarre future; libraries should be prepared to offer Zevin’s skillfully crafted novel in all formats; a remarkable portrait of the possibilities and power of unconditional love; an uncomfortable (and rightly so) call to action—a must!

Editors’ Spring Picks: 34* Titles To Wave a Flag About

From bone-chilling true crime to poignant family dramas to delightful romantic romps, these 34 picks are top-of-list reads.