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AudioGopher Makes It Easier to Navigate Your Favorite Music, Podcasts, and …

News from Tapscape: AudioGopher iPhone App Review Price: $ 1.99     Score: 10/10     Category: Music AudioGopher, developed by Helical Software, is an app designed to help you quickly and easily navigate your favorite audio book files, podcasts, albums, and more. If you constantly find yourself struggling to find your place in audio books or can’t mark the classroom lectures you need to review with ease, you’ll find 2 bucks is absolutely worth the price of admission. With a beautiful user interface and an intuitive wheel navigation system that builds and improves upon Apple’s own work, AudioGopher is one of the best audio tools we’ve tested in quite some time. Quite simply, the interface couldn’t be easier to use, or easier on the eyes. It’s a joy……………. continues … Read entire article »

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South Florida libraries offer free e-books, music and more with mobile technology

News from Sun-Sentinel: Move over Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. The local library is horning in on your territory, using cutting-edge technology to deliver electronic books, audio books and even music for free. Libraries are employing the same high-tech delivery methods as online retailers, using QR Codes, mobile applications and websites to deliver the goods on the go. You won’t need to pull out your credit card, either. “It’s become quite clear that libraries need to keep up with the times as far as mobile technology and e-books are concerned,” says Stephen Grubb, E-Services manager for Broward County Libraries. “About a third of the country has e-readers, so libraries need to be able to keep up with current technology. When people think of e-books, we want them to think of the library, … Read entire article »

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Ellen DeGeneres Narrates The Audiobook Version Of Best-seller ‘Fifty Shades Of …

News from Starpulse.com: If you haven’t heard of “Fifty Shades of Grey” yet, ask a friend about it because chances are someone you know is reading E L James’ hit erotic novel, which is proving to be this year’s hottest (in more ways than one) read. The book and its two sequels (it’s a trilogy), “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed”, are currently the top three selling novels on Amazon.com, and have everyone talking, namely because the books are written with very explicit sex scenes and lots of naughty language. So who better to narrate the audiobook than Ellen Degeneres? In a hilarious clip from her show on Thursday, the host was filmed reading passages of the book for the audio version of the book; which centers on a virginal literature student named … Read entire article »

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News from THE LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION – Express.co.uk: Beautifully voiced, by Adjoa Andoh The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection comes vividly to life By Kati Nicholl MMA RAMOTSWE may be a detective but hers is not the world of violent crime and destroyed lives. It is the quieter, everyday world of greedy businessmen, unfaithful spouses and dreams betrayed. It is also a world where people help their neighbours and cherish tradition. Beautifully voiced by Adjoa Andoh The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith comes vividly to life. In this tale Mma’s hero and inspiration detective Clovis Anderson, the author of The Principles of Private Detection the book she and her assistant Mma Makutsi live by, comes to Botswana. Can he help them save young garage mechanic Fanwell, unwittingly tricked into helping a … Read entire article »

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The Afterword Episode 10: Swim: Why We Love the Water, interviewed.

News from Slate Magazine: Listen to Episode 10 of the Afterword: This episode of The Afterword is brought to you by Audible. Get a free audiobook and 30-day trial today by signing up at www.audiblepodcast.com/afterword. In Swim: Why We Love the Water, longtime ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr investigates the lure and lore of swimming. Sherr covers the history of the strokes and the secret of buoyancy, the romance of swimming, and how it has evolved into the third-most popular sports activity in the United States. The interview runs about 22 minutes. The Afterword, which appears in the Slate daily podca……………. continues on Slate Magazine >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Tom Hanks to Narrate Stephen Colbert Audiobook

News from mediabistro.com: By Jason Boog on April 25, 2012 10:28 AM   The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Stephen Colbert will release his first children’s book on May 8th, and actor Tom Hanks will read the audiobook–complete with “interruptions” from the The Colbert Report star.   You can see the cover of I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) at Amazon. Above, we’ve embedded a video of Colbert talking about the book: “the inspirational story of a pole trying to find his place in the world.” Both Hanks and Colbert will donate proceeds from the audiobook to U.S. Vets. The kid’s book began as a comic moment during Colbert’s interview with  came about as a result o……………. continues on mediabistro.com >>> Read the full … Read entire article »

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Bavaria Plans New Edition of ‘Mein Kampf’

News from Spiegel Online: dapd Coming to a bookstore near you soon. The copyright on Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” expires in 2015, after which anyone will be free to republish the infamous tome. Amid fears that neo-Nazis could exploit the text’s new availability, the Bavarian government, which holds the copyright, is planning to bring out its own annotated version. An English version and an audio book are also planned. The southern German state of Bavaria, which holds the copyright to Adolf Hitler’s polemic “Mein Kampf,” hasn’t allowed the book to be published in Germany since the end of World War II. But the copyright expires in 2015, and there are concerns that neo-Nazis might immediately begin disseminating the work once Bavaria can no longer prevent its publication. But now Bavaria has announced it……………. … Read entire article »

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Great Idea Grants bring iLibrary, other programs to local schools

News from Clarksville Leaf Chronicle: CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The iPod Shuffle is used in an interesting way in Yosha Howe’s second grade class at Woodlawn Elementary School. The iPod shuffle, used to store music and other audio files, is used in Howe’s class as a tool to promote literacy. Howe, a second grade teacher, was awarded a $ 1,000 Great Idea Grant from the Education Foundation and used the money to purchase 10 iPod Shuffles and books on Compact Discs. Her 24 students read their books and listen to audio books on an iPod Shuffle in the School System’s first iLibrary located in her classroom. “One of the problems I had was my listening station had portable CD players,” Howe said. “I was tired of buying batteries and the CDs were being scratched, … Read entire article »

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‘Oath of Office:’ Audio book review

News from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: Oath of OfficeMichael Palmer, read by Robert PetkoffMacmillan Audio, 8 CDs, $ 39.95 Reviewed by Fran Wood The news that a doctor has fatally shot his staff and a couple of patients — before killing himself — astonishes Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome, who had pronounced the physician fit to practice after counseling him on anger-management problems, knows this behavior is utterly out of character for his former patient. When, upon embarking on his own investigation, Welcome stumbles onto a secret enterprise devoted to the radiation-induced mutation of corn, he perceives no connection to his investigation. Until it becomes evident his own life has been put in danger. The slightly sci-fi events strain credulity at times — but what thriller doesn’t? ……………. continues on The Star-Ledger … Read entire article »

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Audio books: The Murder of Uncle Charley and Other Stories

News from Guelph Mercury: The Murder of Uncle Charley and Other Stories, by Robert M. Levine MD (three disks) AND Bittersweet Taste of Maple and Loveless Duet, by Tecia Werbowski (five disks) Audio books can be a great way to experience a book. You can do other things while you listen — or let them help to pass the time on a long drive. The non-profit Eugenia Educational Foundation was once based in Toronto, where it produced a video series, A Taste of Shakespeare, that was sold to schools. Now located in Kitchener, it recently produced two audio books that are available through Library Services Centre in Kitchener at 519-746-4420 (a wholesaler to public libraries across Canada) or through producer Ada Craniford of Eugenia at 519-896-5856. The price is $ 15, more … Read entire article »

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