Category Archives: Recommendations

HarperAudio to Release Armistead Maupin Collection

Adam Boretz -- March 13th, 2013

This month, our pals over at HarperAudio are releasing six brand new audio editions — available for the first time unabridged — of books by Armistead Maupin.

The titles — which feature some amazing actors — coming out on March 26 are:

Tales of the City, read by Frances McDormand
More Tales of the City, read by Cynthia Nixon
Further Tales of the City, read by Frances McDormand
Babycakes, read by Alan Cumming
Sure of You, read by Eric McCormack
Significant Others, read by Cynthia Nixon

When asked about the project, Cumming said:

“Armistead Maupin is a hero of mine. He manages to be eloquent and witty but never shies away from pain and loss. Reading this audiobook was not only something fun and challenging to do (the bobbing back and forth between continents from an accent point of view was certainly both!) but also a way to reconnect with the spirit of Armistead. And true to form, it was as fun and trippy and soulful as the man himself.”

Check out the following audio excerpts from each of the forthcoming Maupin audiobooks:


Celebrate Women’s History Month with NPR and HighBridge Audio

Adam Boretz -- March 5th, 2013

9781611746723-204_2As you probably know by now, March is Women’s History Month — and what better way to mark the occasion than with NPR American Chronicles: Women’s Equality.

The audiobook — which is available from HighBridge Audio — explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American women’s movement, from early pioneers to modern groundbreakers and leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for women’s equality.

Check out THIS LINK for an audio excerpt, and get your copy today!


Holiday Audio From Simon & Schuster

Adam Boretz -- December 13th, 2012

In the market for a great holiday listen? Well, Simon & Schuster Audio has got what you need.

Check out the following classic holiday titles — and the corresponding audio excerpts.

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip — walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

A holiday classic as you’ve never heard it before. Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to life in Patrick Stewart’s critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of A Christmas Carol to sell-out audiences. Now, in this studio recording, Stewart invites listeners to rediscover the timeless story.

This story of a widow and the young family that moves in with her was written in 1992 by Richard Paul Evans, who wrote the novella for his two daughters and made 20 copies to give to friends and family as Christmas gifts. In the following weeks those 20 copies were passed from family member to family member, and from friend to friend. That novella went on to become an international bestseller.

Pastor Rick Warren’s latest title helps listeners rediscover the true meaning of Christmas just in time for the holidays.

New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury brings listeners a story of two couples that find love and meaning in a bookstore, and that are changed by the sort of miracle that can only happen at Christmas — the miracle of a second chance.


Abraham Lincoln: Audio Edition

Adam Boretz -- November 9th, 2012

As you probably know by now, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln — starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the titular role — comes out today.

But what you might not know is that the film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals — the audio edition of which is narrated by Richard Thomas for Simon & Schuster Audio.

Check out THIS LINK for PW’s review of the audiobook, and, while you’re at it, check out the following audio excerpt:


Stephen King Audio Bonanza

Adam Boretz -- November 6th, 2012

If you’re a Stephen King fan and love audiobooks, then this one’s for you!

Our pals over at Simon & Schuster Audio are delivering two new audio editions from The Master of Horror today — plus they’ve given us a great audio excerpt from King’s In the Tall Grass, narrated by Stephen Lang.

Before we Go To The Audio, don’t forget to get your copy of King’s The Talisman and Black House — both narrated by Frank Muller — RIGHT HERE.