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The Audio Book Club Reads Fifty Shades of Grey

News from Slate Magazine: Illustration by Robert Neubecker. To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Fifty Shades of Grey, click the arrow on the player below. Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, Slate critic Meghan O’Rourke, and Slate DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin discuss E.L. James’ mega-best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. O’Rourke describes it as maybe the worst book she’s read in her life, but still has quite a bit to say about the book’s issues of class. Rosin expanded on the ideas in her March piece abou……………. continues on Slate Magazine >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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OneClickdigital joins selection of RI Library digital services

News from Quad-Cities Online: Press release submitted by Rock Island Public Library Audiobook listeners gain more options with OneClickdigital from Rock Island Library Audiobook listeners now have another option for downloading and checking out their favorite books from the Rock Island Public Library. The library has subscribed to OneClickdigital, an easy-to-use web service that provides downloadable access to thousands of digital audiobooks from Recorded Books and other major publishers. “We are always looking for new avenues to serve the needs of our patrons,” says Tricia Kane, director of extensions, Rock Island Library. “Adding OneClickdigital provides us with another way to satisfy patron demand for downloadable audiobooks. This collection of more than 3,500 titles serves many diverse reading options and allows us to be responsive to the requests of our patrons.” OneClickdigital provides Rock Island Library … Read entire article »

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Schulte was an early audio book proponent

News from Bend Bulletin: Anthony Schulte, a publishing executive who was an early proponent of audiobooks and among the first to tap the ready-made audience for books written by trusted television personalities like Alistair Cooke, Carl Sagan and Walter Cronkite, died June 17 in a swimming accident in Maine. He was 82. The authorities there said he drowned while taking his inaugural swim of the season at his vacation home on Cupsuptic Lake, in the town of Oquossoc. Schulte, known as Tony to several generations of editors and executives in the New York publishing world, was the No. 2 executive at Random House from the mid-1970s to the mid-’80s, when the company became the dominant force in U.S. publishing. With a patrician manner and kindly presence, he was for many colleagues the calm at … Read entire article »

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The best places to find audiobooks

News from USA TODAY: By Jessica Broughton, Tecca Updated Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to pack your bags and go on vacation. Get ahead on your summer reading and bring a few audiobooks with you. Thanks to MP3 players and smartphones, you can bring your library along without taking up any extra luggage space on your travels. Thinkstock Summer vacation is the best time to read that novel youv’e been hearing about. But an audiobook takes up a lot less space in your suitcase. Sponsored Links Audible.com Audible.com was purchased by Amazon in 2008, so this is where you’ll be redirected to if you want a digital audiobook. While >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Pastor’s book made into audiobook

News from Adrian Daily Telegram: Clark Cothern has three published books to his name, and one has been adapted to an audiobook. In January, Cothern, a former Adrian pastor who is now the senior pastor of the Living Water Community Church in Washtenaw County, recorded “At the Heart of Every Great Father,” the first of three books he has written. The audiobook is now available at www.audible.com and at Amazon.com and iTunes. “A professor at Spring Arbor College found out I was an author and suggested I look into recording the book,” Cothern said. “He asked if I would like to read at a monthly meeting of faculty and staff. We talked about it afterward.” Paul Patton, who chairs the communications department at Spring Arbor, suggested Cothern meet with one of his students, Haley Taylor, … Read entire article »

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award-Winning Jackie O: On the Couch …

News from Virtual-Strategy Magazine: Jackie O: On the Couch, the August 2011 first-person exploration of the life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis from accomplished psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bond, has been released for the first time as an audio book. The audio version, available as of June 22, 2012, is recorded by Cynthia Wallace and released through Audible.com. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 For the first time ever, as of June 22, 2012, award-winning 2011 novel Jackie O: On the Couch is available as an audio book. The Bancroft Press novel, a first-person biography of former first lady and icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was written by psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bond. The book is now narrated by voice actor Cynthia Wallace in an audio edition available through Amazon’s Audible.com. Jackie O: On the Couch has been a … Read entire article »

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An American Café: Reflections From The Grill, now an audio book

News from Sault Ste. Marie Evening News: SAULT STE. MARIE — Local author Peter Gianakura has released an audio version of his book, An American Café: Reflections From The Grill. Originally published in 2009, the book is a collection of delightful tales about the small restaurant that Peter ran for 43 years in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. The audio version, now available unabridged on CD, lets listeners experience the added richness of hearing the stories told in the author’s own voice. Also featured is Peter’s wife, Georgia, reading their daughter’s introduction to the book, “Tales from the Table.” Recorded and manufactured locally in Brimley, this is the first audio book to be recorded at Lake Street Studio and produced by Borderland Records. Previously, Borderland Records produced John Johnston: His Life and Times … Read entire article »

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OverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools

News from InfoToday.com: Weekly News Digest June 14, 2012 — In addition to this week’s NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. CLICK HERE to view all of this week’s Weekly News Digest items. OverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools OverDrive announced that it will update its audiobook download servic……………. continues on InfoToday.com >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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June is audiobook month

News from Canada.com: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.canada.com/health/vision/June%20audiobook%20month/6764094/story.html .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can return to the previous page. ……………. continues on Canada.com >>> Read the full article Related News: News from This is Somerset: Fans of audio books are invited to discover the science behind the art with a free event organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council at Midsomer Norton Library on Tuesday 26 June.  At the “Once Upon A Time” talk, from 7pm to 8pm, narrator Gordon Griffin, of leading audio book publisher W.F. Howes, will tell the tale of how audio books are made. ​ Gordon Griffin Gordon Griffin has recorded over 500 audio books and has won numerous awards including the Golden Earphone Award for his narration of “The … Read entire article »

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OverDrive e-books now available in one-third of Irish public libraries

News from Siliconrepublic.com: OverDrive e-books now available in one-third of Irish public libraries Interleaf Technology, a technology provider for library services, announced today that its e-books and audio books solution, OverDrive, is seeing continued growth in Irish public libraries. OverDrive is a full-service digital distributor of downloadable e-books, audio books and other digital content, which is now used in 10 county libraries across Ireland. This content is compatible with all major desktop and mobile devices, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices. After Amazon and Google, OverDrive is the world’s third-largest provider of e-books and audio books, with more than 800,000 titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including selections from Random House, HarperCollins, BBC Audiobooks America and Harlequin. Worldwide, the service is used by more than 15,000 libraries, schools and colleges, and Bray-based Interleaf Technology, … Read entire article »

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