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“Love & Common Sense” By Dr. James Jackson, Now an Audiobook

News from Broadway World: Evergreen, Colorado Dr. James Jackson, international economic consultant and humanitarian has completed narration of his award winning book “Love & Common Sense” for Brook Forest Voices, audiobook producer and publisher. “Love & Common Sense” was released April 15, 2014. was recognized by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) as the 2013 Gold Medal recipient in the Travel category, and as the 2013 Bronze Medal recipient in the Non-Fiction category. “Love & Common Sense”, a compilation of 70 short stories, could easily be categorized as just a travel book, but it’s so much more. These stories are a blend of business……………. continues on Broadway World >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Monsters and Critics.com: Monsters and Critics – Book News – Audiobook Release ‘Apart at … Read entire article »

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The Big Read Dearborn presents audiobook narrator George Guidall

News from Dearborn Press and Guide: George Guidall, audiobook narrator and Broadway actor, will visit Dearborn Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the City of Dearborn) View and purchase photos DEARBORN – The Big Read Dearborn will present a free public program featuring the “man behind the voice” George Guidall 1 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. As a special part of his presentation, Guidall will perform a dramatic reading of Jack London’s classic book, “The Call of the Wild”, which is the central focus of Big Read Dearborn. Guidall has been delighting listeners and relieving long car trips for more than 20 years. During this program, he will share personal stori……………. continues on Dearborn Press and Guide >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Ticker Report: LIGHTNING RELEASES 04/25/14 — Author … Read entire article »

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The Big Read Dearborn presents audiobook narrator George Guidall

News from Dearborn Press and Guide: George Guidall, audiobook narrator and Broadway actor, will visit Dearborn Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the City of Dearborn) View and purchase photos DEARBORN – The Big Read Dearborn will present a free public program featuring the “man behind the voice” George Guidall 1 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. As a special part of his presentation, Guidall will perform a dramatic reading of Jack London’s classic book, “The Call of the Wild”, which is the central focus of Big Read Dearborn. Guidall has been delighting listeners and relieving long car trips for more than 20 years. During this program, he will share personal stori……………. continues on Dearborn Press and Guide >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Audio book excerpt: ‘Notorious’ by Allison Brennan

News from USA TODAY: “Notorious” by Allison Brennan.(Photo: Minotaur Books) Tags HEA gets to share with you today an audio excerpt from Allison Brennan’s new Notorious, read by Eliza Foss. First, here’s the blurb (courtesy of publisher Minotaur Books): New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan introduces an irrepressible heroine in her pulse-pounding new thriller, Notorious, which Lisa Gardner says is, “Guaranteed to keep you up late at night.” Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned investigative reporter with her own TV show and a tough-as-nails reputation, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past. When Max was a … Read entire article »

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: ‘We Are Water’ not what I’d hoped

News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: I’m a big fan of Wally Lamb’s books, and have been looking forward to “We Are Water” since he and I had a conversation about it (and other things) in front of an audience at USF Sarasota-Manatee more than a year ago. So I was a little surprised that I didn’t much care for the audio form in the early chapters, even though Lamb himself is part of a large team of narrators (each chapter is told in first person by one of the large cast of characters) on the project. I especially did not care for the character of Annie Oh, an outsider artist, wife and mother who after 27 years has left her psychologist husband, Orion, and their three grown children for Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan … Read entire article »

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Kerry Washington to narrate audiobook for Steve Stoute’s ‘The Tanning of America’

News from The Grio: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Kerry Washington is certainly keeping busy — the Scandal star, who is far along in her first pregnancy, has teamed up with marketing maven Steve Stoute and his latest best-selling book. Stoute, who is the former Interscope Records president and the founder/CEO of the reputable marketing firm Translation, authored the best-seller The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.  The Tanning of America explores the influence hip-hop has had in almost every as……………. continues on The Grio >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Broadway World: NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Steve Stoute’s acclaimed 2011 book, … Read entire article »

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Homeland audiobook, direct from me

News from Boing Boing: Cory Doctorow at 4:12 pm Tue, Apr 15, 2014 My independently produced audio edition of >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Kerry Washington Narrates Hip-hop Audiobook – Contactmusic.com: Picture: Kerry Washington – 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood – London, United Kingdom – Sunday 2nd March 2014 Actress Kerry Washington has loaned her voice to an audiobook about hip-hop’s impact on American culture. The Scandal star will narrate The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. Part of the proceeds of the audiobook will go to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a charity Washington works as an advocate for. She says, “I am honoured to play a small role in bringing this important book to … Read entire article »

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Audiobook reviews: Two stories of love and loss

News from The Providence Journal: Love and loss are the themes of many a novel, including these two recent releases. Though one is by a favorite author of mine, it’s the other that provides the richer rewards. “Shotgun Lovesongs,” by Nickolas Butler, read by Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Scott Shepherd, Scott Sowers and Gary Wilmes. Unabridged, 10 hours. Macmillan Audio, $ 39.99. The friendship among four thirtyish men in a small Wisconsin town might seem a strange topic for a deeply emotional story. But Nickolas Butler’s debut novel creates characters so real, deep and appealing that when times get tough for them, I found myself listening in suspense, silently begging for things to turn out all right. Lee is the rock singer who has ascended to improbable fame, and a movie-star-studded world that … Read entire article »

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Audible’s DIY Audiobook Platform Turns Three

News from Publishers Weekly: When Audible founder Don Katz launched the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) platform in May 2011, he said one of the main goals was to help increase the number of audiobooks released into the market. With its third anniversary just around the corner, ACX has fulfilled that objective, and the company sees more growth ahead. Offering a nutshell description of the platform, Jason Ojalvo, Audible content senior v-p and head of ACX, says, “We’re a matchmaker for audio rights holders [authors, agents, publishers] and audio producers [narrators and studio professionals]. They can connect on this platform to make more audiobooks.” At launch, ACX had roughly 1,000 titles, and in the following year “things really took off,” says Ojalvo. Author Neil Gaiman was an early supporter, partnering with Audible on … Read entire article »

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Your Fourth Favorite Audio Book Author?

News from RushLimbaugh.com (subscription): April 09, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH:  Here’s Joe in Memphis.  Welcome, sir.  Great to have you on the EIB Network.  Hello. CALLER:  Hey, Rush……………. continues on RushLimbaugh.com (subscription) >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Slate Magazine: This month, Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Maria Semple’s best-selling comic novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Our critics discuss the novel’s unique epistolary/documentary structure; hash out whether its satire of upper-crust parents is biting or toothless; and debate whether a comic novel has the same requirements of plot coherence and consistency as a non-comic one. Also, everyone wishes there was more stuff about architecture. Listen along! Next month’s Audio Book Club will discuss Jenny Offill’s short novel of domestic dissolution Department of Speculation. Read the book (or listen … Read entire article »

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