Archive for June, 2014

#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth

#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth

More than ringing bells & kettles, there’s plenty of business wisdom in Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army, written by Robert Watson & Ben Brown and read by Bob Souer. The 2014 Audes Award judges named Leadership Secrets the top business / educational audiobook of the year, and publisher eChristian would like to celebrate with a FREE […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14

Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14

What does it take to strike Odyssey gold twice? I was fortunate to interview the core group behind TWO Odyssey Award-winners: Daniel Kraus, author of both 2014 Odyssey winner Scowler and 2012 Odyssey winner Rotters, Listening Library’s Executive Acquisitions Editor Rebecca Waugh, plus narrator Kirby Heyborne and producer/director Kelly Gildea, the duo who translated both of Kraus’ […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book Awards
Classics: Perfect Audiobook Listening! #audiomonth

Classics: Perfect Audiobook Listening! #audiomonth

Readers’ Advisory expert Joyce Saricks is an audio addict – a perfect combination for suggesting top audiobooks. Here’s what she says in her recent Booklist “At Leasure” column: Here it is June again, the month we celebrate audiobooks and the pleasures they bring to listeners everywhere. It’s a time when addicts like me would like […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book News
Swipe and Prejudice

Swipe and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good smart phone must read the books of his wife. Let’s start with two confessions. First, despite the fact that she is probably my wife’s favorite author, I had, until recently, never read Jane Austen. Sure, I’ve seen enough PBS to know […]

Posted in: Book Groups
Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth

Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth

Listeners love a good biography, one of the most popular audiobook genres. If you are looking for your next great listen, try the titles on this list, which includes celebrity memoirs, autobiographies and scholarly studies, published over the past two years. You’ll find something perfect for drive-time enjoyment, whether a two hour listen for around town  or […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
Web Crush of the Week: Lee Goldberg

Web Crush of the Week: Lee Goldberg

Author and TV producer Lee Goldberg offers a unique perspective on mysteries of page and screen. He’s written scripts for and/or produced such hits as Spenser: For Hire. Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe, and Monk.  He has written books based on the  Diagnosis Murder series and the Emmy-award winning Monk. Goldberg’s blog covers everything from insights […]

Posted in: Backlist
Macavity Award Nominees 2014

Macavity Award Nominees 2014

Mystery readers may like to stay in the dark, guessing until the gripping climax, but now it’s time to reveal the Macavity Award nominees! The nominees are determined by Mystery Readers Journal subscribers and members of Mystery Readers International, who vote for their favorite mysteries of the year. The winners will be announced at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Long […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth

What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth

Booklist Audio Editor Joyce Saricks reports in on the rapid changes in the audiobook publishing world. From statistics to shifts in popular  genres, there are terrific tidbits of audio insider news to know. Plus, there’s plenty of suggestions as Saricks names great newly published listens for every audio fan. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.booklistonline.com/Trending-on-Audio/pid=6839299   […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book News
Book Trailer Thursday: Journey

Book Trailer Thursday: Journey

Heading to ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas? Let this trailer for Aaron Becker’s Journey (Candlewick Press), a 2014 Caldecott Honor title, see you on your way! (And, look for a Booklist review of Journey‘s sequel, Quest, next week–in the July issue and on Booklist Online.)

Cyrano Wrap

Cyrano Wrap

I’m a long time, unabashed fan of Edmund Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. The play introduced the word “panache” to the English language, and that’s appropriate, because nowhere else is the concept more fully brought to life. Cyrano is a soldier, a poet, a duelist, a musician, and even a theater critic in the […]

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