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July 2011
AMERICAN GODS IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTSTHE GREATER JOURNEY SMOKIN' SEVENTEENTHE BUCOLIC PLAGUE

Titles We Love This Month

 

Audiobook Not to Miss

Before I Go to SleepBEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Memory is always a fascinating subject–what we remember, what we forget, and the terror of losing all memories and recognition of those around us. S.J. Watson’s debut thriller is a must-listen. Best of all, Orlagh Cassidy is perfectly cast and gives a performance that you will not forget.

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Perennial Favorites TRAVELS WITH CHARLEYJOHN STEINBECK CLASSICS

Recent re-releases of John Steinbeck audiobooks make these classics available on CD and as Digital Downloads. CANNERY ROW is still remarkably powerful, and TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY was the catalyst for our August issue travel feature.

Stage & Screen

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWSHARRY POTTER

The final Harry Potter film is on every marquee, but for anyone who missed any of Jim Dale’s superb readings, or just for the pleasure of delving into the amazing series again, treat yourself. #7: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Or start again at the very beginning with HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE.

Sherlock's GlassSHERLOCK HOLMES

While Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law prepare their big-screen encore of SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (December 2011), listeners can choose among an array of great recordings of the great detective’s cases. Our Listeners’ Guide to Sherlock Holmes outlines all the clues for some great listening.

In the Studios

Will PattonWILL PATTON

Author Denis Johnson & narrator Will Patton have made an outstanding pair in JESUS’ SON and THE TREE OF SMOKE, and have collaborated on numerous projects. Johnson’s O. Henry prize-winning novella TRAIN DREAMS is their latest collaboration. Director Scott Sherratt said, “Will turned in an otherworldly performance, allowing this beautifully written story to shimmer and tremble.” Release date: August 30

 

PRIME TIMEJANE FONDA

Jane Fonda has certainly been in the primetime limelight her whole life, but her new book PRIME TIME helps others make the most of their post-50 years. Fonda brought her characteristic energy and focus to the California studio for this recording. Director Gabrielle de Cuir told us, “Jane is a dynamo. She simultaneously brought an intimacy and intensity to the recording that was a wonder to behold. She’s all about self-empowerment and health and conviction. She is timeless.” Release date: August 9.

There IS an App for that!

20/20 Focus on Audiobooks App20 20 FOCUS

AudioFile takes a first step into the world of apps, highlighting some all-time favorites. 20 20 Focus on Audiobooks is now available for iPad in the Apple store. Also accessible for iPhone and iTouch. Best features: It’s FREE. Multimedia with sound and video. Direct links to audiobooks in the iTunes store.

Even Your Mom Saw This . . .

A RAISIN IN THE SUNPARADE Magazine’s Summer Reading special features Top Listening picks from editors Robin Whitten & Jennifer Dowell.

More Titles We Recommend
CHILL OUT WITH SUMMER THRILLERS

BURIED SECRETS–Holter Graham delivers a kidnapping caper that won’t let your finger touch the “stop” button.

BLOODMONEY–David Ignatius knows the dynamics of the Middle East conflict, and Firdous Bamji delivers flawless accents.

FALLEN–Shannon Cochran takes listeners through this heart-pounding thriller.

CARTE BLANCHE–Can Jeffery Deaver reincarnate James Bond? Listen to Toby Stephens and see what you think.

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