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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Fever’ by Megan Abbott

News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Baffling. Disturbing. Infuriating. All words to describe what’s happening at Dryden High in Megan Abbott’s taut new novel, “The Fever.” Also words to describe the book itself, perhaps most particularly the listening experience. The book turns on the Nash family, science teacher Tom, shy but good-looking hockey player Eli and 16-year-old Deenie. One day at school, Deenie’s best friend Lise, a formerly plump and awkward child who has blossomed almost overnight into a stunning sex kitten with slender body and large breasts, suffers a seizure in class. Within minutes, video footage is circulating through social media, and the next day another girl succumbs, and then another. Soon the ER is overflowing with girls “spinning like tops” and their panic-stricken parents; the school board’s got a problem on its hands … 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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‘The Kronos Interference’ is Released

News from Broadway World: SciFi Publishing is pleased to announce its newest scifi audiobook, “The Kronos Interference”, written by bestselling authors Edward Miller and J.B. Manas is now available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes. http://amzn.to/1dtVsGS About The Kronos Interference How far would you go to save the world? When physicist Jacob Newman is pulled from his family, his job, and his whole life to investigate a strange vessel discovered at the bottom of the South Pacific, he finds evidence of time travel, along with implications that a judgment day against mankind is imminent. But it isn’t until he cracks the time travel technology and uncovers a startling link to his own family history that he undertakes a dangerous mission back to 1924 to kill Adolf Hitler and undo a horrific episode of Earth’s … Read entire article »

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Audible Releases a Free Audiobook of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS Random House Children’s Books Matches First Book Donations Mediabistro Course Learn the basics of the most popular spreadsheet software in our upcoming Microsoft Excel 101 course, taught by a 15-year Excel veteran! In this four-session course, instructor Jenn Shaw will review basic formatting, calculations, and charts, helping you to create useful worksheets, budgets, and more.  >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate ‘The Snowman’ sequel audiobook

News from Digital Spy: Benedict Cumberbatch is to narrate an e-book version of the forthcoming Snowman sequel. Although the new film – like the original – will carry no narration, the Sherlock and Star Trek 2 actor has already recorded audio for an adaptation of The Snowman and the Snowdog. © PA Images / Matt Crossick / EMPICS Entertainment “The magic of The Snowman is universal for every generation; as is the thrill of a first encounter with snow,” Cumberbatch said in a statement obtained by the >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Engadget: Penguin will refresh its ebook lending system later today, according to a report from the New York Times. The publisher will start lending out its titles in Los Angeles and Cleveland, mimicking the program that trialled (despite some DRM issues) … Read entire article »

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Dr Verghese Kurien’s audio book released ‘The Man Who Made The Elephant …

News from Economic Times: Download free ET iPad add for easier viewing of latest and financial News ! Mumbai: “A civilised society must show gratitude when people can sense it, or it is no gratitude at all and if our country does not stand and salute Dr Verghese Kurien with a Bharat Ratna, I don’t know who else deserves it,” said Chairman Emeritus, Infosys, N R Narayana Murthy while inaugurating the authorised audio book of ‘I Too Had A Dream’ by Dr Kurien called ‘The Man Who Made The Elephant Dance’. The audio book is a project by entrepreneur Atul Bhide. It is narrated by actor Tom Alter, being published by Om Aud……………. continues on Economic Times >>> Read the full article Related News: News from IT News Online: Ondesoft Announces Half-Off … Read entire article »

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Review: ‘The Witness’ by Nora Roberts

News from USA TODAY: By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Genre: Romantic suspense I don’t have much time to read these days, but I do have time to listen to audio books in the car. Recently, I took a long road trip from Washington, D.C., to Chicago and had lots of time to listen. So I chose Nora Roberts’ 200th published novel, The Witness. (I say 200th published novel, because you just know she’s written at least 40 after The Witness that haven’t been published yet.) I was not disappointed. What I love most about this book is that we get to meet the heroine when she’s a teenager — and spend a good chunk of time with her. But let me back up and fill you in on the plot details. Elizabeth Fitch is 16 … Read entire article »

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Listening to the Wind: Stephen King, the Dark Tower, and ‘The Wind Through the …

News from FEARnet.com: In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King triumphantly returns to the universe(s) of his beloved Dark Tower series; the story is exciting, engaging, and above all else, important.  Sequencing itself between Wizard & Glass and Wolves of the Calla, it retains the former book’s basic structure and character shading while foreshadowing the latter’s thematic thrust.  Initial concerns that the midquel of Mid-World would be too constrained by the existing narrative threads proved unfounded, and Wind Through the Keyhole is now locked into place as an essential segment of the Dark Tower canon. King’s love for the book was enough to bring him out of semi-retirement…as an audiobook reader.  While he recently provided narration for “Harvey’s Dream,” a short story from his 2008 collection, King hasn’t done a full-on … 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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Audiobook review: ‘The House I Loved’ should sit well with fans of historical …

News from Fort Worth Star Telegram: For fans of historical literature The House I LovedBy Tatiana de RosnayRead by Kate ReadingMacmillan Audio, $ 29.905 CDs, unabridged, approximately six hoursWhat it’s about: Paris is changing, modernizing. It is, after all, the 1860s, and Emperor Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann are reconfiguring the physical structure of the city, creating grand boulevards and tearing down the warrens of over-crowded, tightly packed neighborhoods. Rose Bazelet lives in one of those old-fashioned areas, in a house that has been in her husband’s family for generations. Despite her pleas and those of her neighbors, it looks like they will all need to relocate. Rose does not want to go anywhere. She refuses to leave, hiding in the basement of her home and churning out passionate letters to … Read entire article »

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