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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

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

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.

LJ Media | Review Alert, February 1, 2018

A terrific trio of narrators brings gentle nuance and empathic energy to Allende’s latest best seller; Hoffman’s latest is going to be in high demand; a genuine appreciation of the legacy of Hans and Margret Rey, the creators of ­Curious George; a rousing film, Rumble is well worth the watch

Best Media 2017: Audiobooks

The best audiobooks of 2017 include short story collections, debut novels, memoirs, true crime, astrophysics, and poetry.

LJ Media | Review Alert, January 2018

Thrill-ists will undoubtedly seek this irresistibly clever Chase; reactions will vary, but astonishment over the sheer artistry and deftness of juggling a number of genres will reign supreme; a must for anyone who has ever worked in a library or has ever read a book; this luscious new historical drama will enthrall viewers; ­fascinating, engaging, and heartwarming, Harold and Lillian will appeal to film buffs especially

Zadie Smith & Nassim Nicholas Taleb | February Nonfiction on Audio

A new essay collection from Zadie Smith, Patti Smith on why she writes, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb on accepting risks in everyday life.