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Audio Books: Full cast readings bring out best in collections

News from The Providence Journal: By Alan Rosenberg
Journal Staff Writer Posted Apr. 12, 2015 @ 12:01 am A pair of short-story collections offer surprising delights — not least the talents of the full casts that read them. “Get in Trouble: Stories,” by Kelly Link, read by Grace Blewer, Kirby Heyborne, Tara Sands, Robbie Daymond, Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Ish Klein, Susan Duerden and Kirsten Potter. Unabridged, 10 hours. Random House Audio, $ 40. “Get in Trouble” is Link’s first collection of stories for adults in a decade, and it’s a treat. Her off-center characters — drunken superheroes and ghost-loving teens, has-been movie stars and evil twins — inhabit her stories as though they were real, and almost always in a way that makes you wish for more. One specialty of Link’s is the slow reveal. The leadoff … Read entire article »

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Audio Book By Malala Wins Grammy For Best Children’s Album

News from RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has added another prestigious award to her collection of honors – a Grammy Award. The children’s audio version of her book: “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World” was named Best Children’s Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The audio book was narrated by Neela Vaswani, a literature professor who accepted the award on February 8 in Los Angeles. Malala wrote the book together with Christina Lamb, a British war correspondent who has covered Afghanistan and Pakistan since the late 1980s. It describes Malala’s struggle for girls’ education rights – including a failed 2012 assassination attempt against her by a Taliban militant shot her in the head as she rode … Read entire article »

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Best Selling Science Fiction Thriller “Little Green Men” Audiobook Available …

News from Newsday: Press Releases Newsday > Business Published: November 30, 2013 6:26 AM The thrilling story of space explorers that are mysteriously attacked one by one on a frozen planet has been brought to life in a new scifi audiobook by SciFi Publishing. (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 SciFi Publishing is pleased to announce its newest scifi audiobook, “Little Green Men”, written by bestselling author Peter Cawdron, is now available on Amazon, Audible and Itunes. continues on Newsday >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Broadway World: The incredible story of 17-year-old Brody West’s discovery of a world where fallen angels with strange powers continues in the audiobook “Descendant: Descendants Saga, Book 2″. SciFi Publishing is pleased to announce its newest Science Fiction and Fantasy audiobook, “Descendant: Descendants Saga, Book 2″, written by bestselling author James Somers; now … Read entire article »

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The 10 Best non-fiction audio books

News from The Independent: In this grisly yet intriguing book, Judith Flanders explains how the media and their coverage of killers such as Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper turned murder into a sensational form of popular entertainment. £25.50, wordforwordaudio.com 2. The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs Written by US Postal Service cyclist Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle, who also wrote the 2004 book on Lance Armstrong, Armstrong’s War, this is a dark and tragic tale exposing one of the most elaborate doping operations. £21.99, >>> Read the full article Related News: … 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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Kathryn Stockett’s ‘The Help’ and Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’ among best audio books

News from Hilton Head Island Packet: Here is a short list of the best in audio book listening experiences: “THE HELP” By Kathryn Stockett (Read by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer and Cassandra Campbell) True confession: I did not read this blockbuster; I listened to the audio, and believe it to be one of the best audio narrations ever produced. (Please note that narrator and award-winning actress Octavia Spencer also played the unflappable Minnie Jackson in the movie adaptation of the book.) Enjoy the trials, tribulations and ultimate triumph of “the help” in 1960s Jackson, Miss. “WHITE TIGER” By Aravind Adiga (Read by John Lee) Talk about an original premise for a novel — an Indian servant-driver writes letters to the premier of China, explaining the Indian entrepreneurial mindset. This satire is a darkly … Read entire article »

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The best audio books of 2011

News from Washington Post: THE SISTERS BROTHERS By Patrick deWitt. Harper Audio, unabridged, 7 ¾ hours, download only; audible.com: $ 28.78; BN.com: $ 18.25 Set during the gold rush, this brilliant picaresque tale of two brothers, a pair of hired killers, has found the ideal narrator in John Pruden. Traveling by horseback to California to take care of business, the two men encounter peril, temptation, hope, greed and blighted fortune in the book’s many characters. Pruden puts them before us with true versatility: among others, a bloodcurdling old woman; a weeping man; a plucky but luckless boy; a sharp-tongued siren; and, at last, their prey, a crotchety prospector with a secret formula. Pruden mixes gravel and impatience in the voice of Charlie, the older, bossy brother, but rises to match the novel’s … Read entire article »

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