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Portland boys, ages 6-8, record ‘Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence’ audiobook

News from The Oregonian – OregonLive.com: bash and lucy audiobook.jpg From left to right, Edward Stipkala, 8, Adam Stipkala, 6, Michael Cohn, 6, and Matthew Stipkala, 6 work on the recording of “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence.” (Photo courtesy of Laura Stipkala) Four Portland boys have teamed up to record an audiobook, with the goal of encouraging other children to be authors.  Author Lisa Cohn and her son Michael, age 6, penned “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence, ” released in September 2013. The book follows a boy and his dog, based on Michael and the family’s late Golden retriever. In the book, the boy, Bash, brings Lucy to soccer practice. Despite objections, Lucy ultimately wins over the coach and team.  With help from Michael’s friends- brothers Edward, Adam and Matthew Stipkala- readers can now follo……………. … Read entire article »

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Oprah fans will love new audio book

News from Bluff Country Reader: “What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey c.2014, Macmillan Audiobook from Flatiron Books $ 24.99 / 4 CDs / 4 hours Death and taxes. That’s what your father used to say were the only things in life that you could count on. Neither one was escapable; both were consistent. You can also bet that night will follow day and that there’s good in the world somewhere. You know rules were meant to be broken and hearts can mend. And after listening to “What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey, you’ll learn a few other things you can pretty well rely on. continues on Bluff Country Reader >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Fans Enjoy Early Listen of “Tarkin” Audiobook Release

News from Dork Side of the Force: This Thursday evening, the folks at Lucasfilm have offered fans the chance to hear an exclusive preview of the upcoming audiobook release of Star Wars: Tarkin. The new novel penned by James Luceno will be the second in the new official Star Wars canon and is scheduled for release on November 4th. From the official Star Wars site: Legislator. Military commander. Alderaan destroyer. Grand Moff Tarkin, one of the greatest villains of a galaxy far, far away, is back — in a new book set before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Star Wars: Tarkin, James Luceno’s ne……………. continues on Dork Side of the Force >>> Read the full article Related News: News from The News Ledge: Facebook Reddit PinterestGoogleStumbleupon Digg >>> Read the … Read entire article »

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#SOBLESSED: THE AUDIOBOOK Featuring Hilty, Cumming & More Now …

News from Broadway World: A star-studded new charity audiobook featuring a slew of Broadway’s best titled #SOBLESSED: THE AUDIOBOOK is now available to order. The official description of #SOBLESSED: THE AUDIOBOOK is as follows: “The audiobook version of #SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend’s Guide to Werking in Show Business features an all star cast of Broadway favorites that include: Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Megan Hilty, Julia Murney, >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Wise County Messenger: The Decatur Public Library will get a little scary Monday for the latest program in its Fall Fine Arts series. There won’t be any ghosts hiding in the stacks, but voice performer CJ Critt will make sure audience members feel thoroughly frightened. Critt is a renowned audiobook recorder and theater performer who will be reading her “Tales From … Read entire article »

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: ‘Fourth of July Creek’ by Smith Henderson

News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: The landscape of the wide-open West has formed the setting of many wonderful novels over the years, from John Steinbeck’s work to Russell Banks’ to Cormac McCarthy’s. Now joining those illustrious writers is newcomer Smith Henderson, whose debut novel, “Fourth of July Creek” is as bold and audacious as those of his predecessors. In vivid and evocative language, Henderson introduces us to the community of Tenmile in northwestern Montana, about as far from anywhere as one can get in these United States. Its isolation suits its inhabitants, many of whom have run from other places and problems, only to find, as so often happens, that their troubles have followed them into this beautiful, mountainous place. At the center of the story is Pete Snow, a social worker who toils in … Read entire article »

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Dose of Oprah: Audiobook full of good advice from Winfrey

News from Gazettextra: 48.3° By Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The Gazette October 15, 2014 Related THE BOOK “What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey; Macmillan Audiobook from Flatiron Books (4 CDs, $ 25).   Death and taxes. Those where the only things in life that you could count on—or so your father said. Neither one is escapable; both are consistent. You also can bet that night will follow day a……………. continues on Gazettextra >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Telegraph.co.uk: The Pelican Brief tells the story of young law student Darby Shaw – famously portrayed on film by Julia Roberts – who finds herself in mortal danger after writing a legal brief that pins two high-profile assassinations on a well-connected oil tycoon. Grisham’s incendiary new bestseller Gray Mountain, will be published on Thursday, October … Read entire article »

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Audio books: Deception and intrigue, real and imagined

News from The Providence Journal: Two very different stories of intrigue and deception — one fiction, one factual — make up this month’s audio column. “The Farm,” by Tom Rob Smith, read by James Langton and Suzanne Toren. Unabridged, 9½ hours. Hachette Audio, $ 30. Daniel is living in London, the central fact of his life a secret from his parents, who don’t know he’s gay. But it turns out that they have been keeping a secret from him, too — the fact that their retirement on a farm in a remote part of Sweden has gone terribly wrong. That news comes crashing over the phone to him in a pair of phone calls. The first is from his father, telling him that his mother has had a mental breakdown, and is imagining awful … Read entire article »

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October 2014 Audio Books: In the Studio

News from Publishers Weekly: NPH Chooses Random House Neil Patrick Harris was in the studio for Random House reading his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. The Emmy and Tony award winner, best known for his roles on How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser, M.D., “takes readers on adventure through his life and career,” according to the publisher, “drawing on his experiences—from being a child star to coming out, acting on Broadway, and becoming a father.” In the book, which is out October 14 in print and audio, Harris, has, per Random House, created a “reading experience for his fans that is nontraditional, imaginative, and laugh-out-loud funny.” Palmer Explores the ‘Art of Asking’ at Hachette Musician and performance artist Amanda Palmer read the audiobook for her own title, The … Read entire article »

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Audiobook producer shares inside skinny

News from Dayton Daily News: One of the many fun aspects of writing this column is realizing just how extensive is the reach of Daytonians in the literary world. Such was the case when I recently interviewed Stephanie Bange, director of Wright State University’s Educational Resource Center, about her experiences in serving on the 2015 committee for the John Newbery Medal, one the highest honors awarded to children’s literature. Stephanie also loves audiobooks, and when our conversation meandered in that direction, she mentioned that in her work on other committees for the American Library Association, she’d become friends with Dan Zitt, vice president, content production for the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, and wondered if I’d like to chat with him. Of course I said yes. “A great audiobook is really a blend of … Read entire article »

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Amazon Kindle 4.7 Update Lets Users Start Listening To An Audiobook Before It …

News from Android Police: Amazon has pushed out an update to its Kindle app for Android that might pique your interest if you’re into audiobooks, speak Dutch, or like to highlight things. Yes, that’s an admittedly eclectic mix of traits and interests, but that’s the way these updates work. Developers aren’t particularly invested in making sure we bloggers have a theme to categorize each new version under. What’s new: Start playing narration before audiobook download is complete Localized support for Dutch Tap on highlight to edit Several bug fixes So let’s just tackle this list of changes in order. Audiobook listeners can now begin listening to stories before they fully finish downloading. Considering it will take hours to get past the first half of the book, who cares if the ending hasn’t made its way down……………. … Read entire article »

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