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Audio books: Two celebs dish on their own lives and foibles

News from The Providence Journal: Two celebrity autobiographies, both of which center on the star’s approach to sex, make for good listening in an adult vein. “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography,” written and read by Harris. Adapted for audio, 7½ hours, with a bonus PDF with recipes and a crossword puzzle. Random House Audio, $ 35. Harris — star of TV’s “Doogie Howser” and “How I Met Your Mother,” Tony winner for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and award-show host extraordinaire — this year published a memoir in the style of a kids’ “choose your own ending” book. That’s the kind where readers get to direct the course of the adventure at key points, leading to numerous stories that “you” live out within one book. I was curious about how the … Read entire article »

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Audio book: Two celebs dish on their own lives and foibles

News from The Providence Journal: Two celebrity autobiographies, both of which center on the star’s approach to sex, make for good listening in an adult vein. “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography,” written and read by Harris. Adapted for audio, 7½ hours, with a bonus PDF with recipes and a crossword puzzle. Random House Audio, $ 35. Harris — star of TV’s “Doogie Howser” and “How I Met Your Mother,” Tony winner for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and award-show host extraordinaire — this year published a memoir in the style of a kids’ “choose your own ending” book. That’s the kind where readers get to direct the course of the adventure at key points, leading to numerous stories that “you” live out within one book. I was curious about how the … Read entire article »

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Wil Wheaton Narrates the Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free Audiobook

News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS New App Features Every One of Dr. Seuss’ 55 Books NEXT >> International Trailer Unleashed For The Walk Mediabistro Course Starting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoi……………. continues on mediabistro.com >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Boing Boing: I’ve independently produced an audiobook edition of my nonfiction book Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, paying Wil Wheaton to narrate it (he did such a great job on the Homeland audiobook, with a mixdown by the wonderful John Taylor Williams, and … Read entire article »

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Kindle app update adds X-ray, push notifications, better audiobook controls

News from PCWorld: The Kindle’s X-Ray feature is an excellent differentiator from other eReader apps. It’s like a specialized Wikipedia for each Kindle book, curating details about characters, locations, history, and many other facets of both fiction and non-fiction texts. The X-Ray feature is finally available in the Kindle Android app as part of the version 4.8 update. When you’re reading a book just tap the middle of the screen, then touch the X-Ray icon on the top menu bar (if it’s not there, then your particular book isn’t supported). Kindle’s X-Ray feature details the context about places, events, and other information from your book. >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Packet Online: 1888 PressRelease – New Humor Book Shares Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to President Obama from Everyday Citizens & Celebrities. 60 AUDIO “Letters” … Read entire article »

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An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book – New York Times

News from An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book – New York Times: Photo The author Jeffery Deaver released “The Starling Project” as an audiobook on Audible, the audiobook producer and retailer. Credit Ted Richardson for The New York Times >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Hartford Courant: Stocking stuffer shopping got you stumped? Old Saybrook-based audiobook publisher Tantor Media is offering more than 1,000 audio books for just $ 4.99 each. Merchandise includes best-sellers, award-winners and holiday titles in CD format. Spend $ 25, and shipping is free. The sale runs through Dec. 31, but if you want items delivered by Christmas, you’ll need to place your order by Dec. 14. Information: www.tantor.com. Copyright © 2014, Hartford Courant ……………. continues on Hartford Courant >>> Read the full … Read entire article »

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