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Audiobook roundup: ‘Vanessa and Her Sister,’ more

News from Chicago Tribune: By Jenni Laidman Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar, narrated by Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie, Anthony Calf, Random House Audio, 10:52, $ 20 Priya Parmar spins a vivid novel about a singular relationship in “Vanessa and Her Sister,” the story of the painter Vanessa Bell and her sister, the author Virginia Woolf. Parmar immersed herself in the correspondence and diaries of the Bloomsbury circle, in which the sisters traveled, before reimagining their story from Vanessa’s point of view. And from that vantage, Vanessa’s sister is a handful. By turns delightful and trying, Virginia suffers from alarming nervous ailments an……………. continues on Chicago Tribune >>> Read the full article Related News: … 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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E-Books, Audio Books Growing More Popular

News from Valley News: Marilyn Danko prefers paper books, but in some circumstances the digital versions win out. “In the middle of the night, you don’t need to fumble around for a light,” she said, and traveling with an iPad is a lot more convenient than lugging a bag full of books. Danko was one of a dozen people at an e-book workshop at Howe Library in Hanover earlier this month. Like most public libraries in New Hampshire and Vermont, the Howe belongs to the state consortium that provides access to thousands of audio books and e-books. Patrons log in online using their library card numbers and borrow what they like, and the materials automatically check themselves back in after a certain time period. The Green Mountain Library and New Hampshire Downloadable Books consortia … Read entire article »

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An audio book app that isn’t just for little kids any more

News from Cool Mom Tech: Listening to compelling audio books has been my #1 way to prevent backseat squabbles between the kids as we do everything from a six-hour drive to Maine, to a 15-minute jaunt to gymnastics practice. And one of the best ways to get our hands on a seemingly limitless library of stories is with the Tales2Go app. So I was extra-pleased to learn how this audiobook service was planning to keep up with my ever-growing children. By adding even more tween titles, Tales2Go becomes much more than an app for pre-readers or young ones who aren’t ready to tackle the bigger novels on their own. It also becomes a way for tweens to enjoy age-appropriate stories wherever they are.  For struggling readers, this is a great way to give … Read entire article »

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WATCH: CO Civil Unions, Amendment One, 8 The AudioBook, And More!

News from Queerty:   MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH AFER’s Matt Baume is back with more marriage news, including the countdown to civil unions in Colorado and the state of Amendment One in North Carolina. Plus: Looking for something new to listen to on the commute to work? Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8 play, 8, is being turned into an audiobook! ……………. continues on Queerty >>> Read the full article Related News: News from NPR: Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approx. 7:00 p.m. ET May 8, 2012 Enlarge Spencer Platt/Getty Images Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak stands with a character from his book Where the Wild Things Are, in January 2002 at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in New York City. Sendak died in Danbury, Conn., on Tuesday. He was … Read entire article »

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South Florida libraries offer free e-books, music and more with mobile technology

News from Sun-Sentinel: Move over Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. The local library is horning in on your territory, using cutting-edge technology to deliver electronic books, audio books and even music for free. Libraries are employing the same high-tech delivery methods as online retailers, using QR Codes, mobile applications and websites to deliver the goods on the go. You won’t need to pull out your credit card, either. “It’s become quite clear that libraries need to keep up with the times as far as mobile technology and e-books are concerned,” says Stephen Grubb, E-Services manager for Broward County Libraries. “About a third of the country has e-readers, so libraries need to be able to keep up with current technology. When people think of e-books, we want them to think of the library, … Read entire article »

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More Library Patrons Downloading Digital Books

News from Patch.com: For the first time last year, Amazon.com customers bought more e-books than print books. As a result of the growing popularity of tablets, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) – and by extension the Fair Lawn Library — has been working to expand its e-book and audio book selection as more patrons shift their reading medium of choice from physical books to portable tablets like the Kindle, Nook or iPad. As of Feb. 14, BCCLS had stocked 956 e-book titles and 2212 audio books titles, but because of high demand, only 17 e-book titles and 1391 audio book titles were available for check out. The rest are on hold. For now, reference librarian Leslie Kruegel said the wait for e-books is typically longer than the wait for physical books. But that may be … Read entire article »

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No More New Penguin Digital Audiobooks For Libraries, Either

News from paidContent.org: Hoping to skirt Penguin’s library e-book restrictions by checking out a hot new title as a digital audiobook instead? Sorry, that strategy will no longer work as Penguin changed its library policies again today. Digital Shift has the message that OverDrive, which distributes e-books to libraries, sent to its library partners today: SEE ALSO: Which E-Books Are Most Borrowed From Libraries, And Why? This change does not affect any Penguin audiobook titles currently in your library’s catalog. Your library will be able to purchase additional copies of titles released before 11/14/2011. However, titles released after this date and new releases will not be available, per instruction from the publisher. The latest……………. continues on paidContent.org >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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