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Audio Bestsellers: Through 2/24/13

Adam Boretz -- March 4th, 2013

Screen shot 2013-03-04 at 11.23.43 AMThis week on PW’s audio bestseller list, James Patterson’s Alex Cross, Run (narrated by Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer for Hachette Audio) grabs the top spot, sending Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) down to #2.

In at #3 is Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s Private Berlin (narrated by January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos for Hachette Audio), while Harlan Coben’s Play Dead — which is narrated by Scott Brick for Brilliance Audio — comes in at #4, and Debbie Macomber’s Love in Plain Sight (narrated by Amy McFadden for Brilliance) takes the #5 spot.

For the complete Audio Bestseller List from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Reviews Spotlight: America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

Adam Boretz -- February 28th, 2013

9781607889700Turning to the nonfiction side, Audio Reviews Spotlight takes a peek at Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

The audio edition is narrated by Colbert, Tim Meadows, and Jordin Ruderban, and is available from Hachette Audio.

America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t
Stephen Colbert, read by the author, with Tim Meadows and Jordin Ruderban. Hachette Audio, unabridged, three CDs, 3 hrs., $24.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-970-0

The packaging of this audio edition of Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert’s latest title features an icon promoting the recording’s “3-D High-Def Surroundiness.” While this claim clearly follows Colbert’s pattern of tongue-in-cheek buzzwords and taglines, the production quality does contribute to a satisfying listening experience, as voices and sounds—including a stoner commentator’s bubbling bong water—are distinctly rendered in the fashion of live theater. Colbert’s narrative—steeped in his characteristic irony—weaves expository chapters on various hot-button issues with monologues from individual citizens. With the possible exception of the aforementioned stoner, the most memorable of these characters is a silver-tongued energy industry spokeswoman who embodies the very essence of spin in the current media culture. Colbert’s brand of entertainment occupies a unique niche in the marketplace, and regardless of whether the punch lines click for individual listeners, the comedian’s latest offering remains unmistakably faithful to that brand. A Grand Central hardcover. (Oct.)

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 2/17/2013

Adam Boretz -- February 26th, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 11.19.57 AMThis week on PW’s Audio Bestseller List, the inevitable happened: Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) reclaimed the top spot.

In at #2 was Dr. Phil’s Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World (read by the good doctor for Bird Street Books), while grabbing the #3 spot was Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman — read by John Rubinstein for Random House Audio.

James Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s Private Berlin (narrated by January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos for Hachette Audio) dropped to #4, and in at #5 — and back on our bestseller list following the tragic death of its author — was Chris Kyle’s American Sniper, read by John Pruden for HarperAudio.

For the complete list of audio bestsellers from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 02/03/13

Adam Boretz -- February 11th, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 7.46.39 AMOn PW’s Audio Bestseller List, James Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s Private Berlin — narrated by January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos for Hachette Audio — holds onto the #1 spot for the second consecutive week, relegating Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio), to the #2 slot. But fear not, O’Reilly fans, I have a feeling Bill will be back on top soon enough.

In at #3 is Love in Plain Sight by Debbie Macomber (narrated by Amy McFadden for Brilliance Audio), while climbing to #4 is  Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife — narrated by the author, Eben M.D. Alexander, for Simon & Schuster Audio.

And rounding out of top five is another Brilliance title: Nora Robert’s Captivated & Entranced, narrated by Therese Plummer and MacLeod Andrews.

For the complete Audio Bestseller List from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 01/27/13

Adam Boretz -- February 4th, 2013

This week, on PW’s Audio Bestseller List, James Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s Private Berlin — narrated by January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos for Hachette Audio — grabs the #1 spot from Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio), which drops to #2.

In at #3 is John Grisham’s The Litigators (narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris for Random House Audio), while Nicholas Sparks’s Safe Haven — narrated by Rebecca Lowman from Hachette Audio — takes the #4 spot.

And, rounding out the Top 5 is Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife. The audiobook is narrated by the author, Eben M.D. Alexander, for Simon & Schuster Audio.

For the complete Audio Bestseller List from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 12/30/12

Adam Boretz -- January 7th, 2013

While Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) remains at the top of PW’s Audio Bestseller List, the rest of our top five is dominated by titles from Hachette Audio.

This week, our #2 and #3 titles respectively — both available from Hachette — are Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t and James Patterson’s Merry Christmas, Alex Cross.

In the #4 slot is another Hachette title: I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life by Joel Osteen, who also narrates the audio edition. And rounding out our top five is David Baldacci’s The Forgotten — narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy for — you guessed it — Hachette Audio.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 12/23/12

Adam Boretz -- January 2nd, 2013

As 2012 ends, Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) remains at the top PW’s Audio Bestseller List.

In at #2 and #3 respectively are James Patterson’s Merry Christmas, Alex Cross and Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t — both available from Hachette Audio

At #4 we find the unabridged version of John Grisham’s The Racketeer (Random House Audio). And in the #5 spot is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln from Simon & Schuster Audio.

For the complete list of audio bestsellers from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 12.02.12

Adam Boretz -- December 10th, 2012

Well, it didn’t take long for Bill O’Reilly to regain his crown on PW’s Audio Bestseller List, as Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) again grabs the #1 spot.

In at #2 is Michael Connelly’s The Black Box, narrated by Michael McConnohie for Hachette Audio.

Dropping to #3 is the latest in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, Notorious Nineteen, narrated by Lorelei King for Random House Audio, and still sitting at #4 is the unabridged version of John Grisham’s The Racketeer (read by J.D. Jackson for Random House Audio).

Rounding out the Top 5 is David Baldacci’s The Forgotten, which is narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy and available from Hachette Audio.

For the complete list of Audio Bestsellers from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 11.25.12

Adam Boretz -- December 5th, 2012

The King is dead. Long live the Queen.

After eight weeks of dominance, Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) finally relinquished the top spot on PW’s Audio Bestseller List, dropping to #2.

The new #1 is the latest installment in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, Notorious Nineteen, narrated by Lorelei King for Random House Audio.

At #3 this week is David Baldacci’s The Forgotten, which is narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy and available from Hachette Audio.

The unabridged version of John Grisham’s The Racketeer (read by J.D. Jackson for Random House Audio) comes in at #4, and sitting at #5 is Glenn Beck’s Agenda 21 (Simon & Schuster Audio), which is narrated by January LaVoy and Adam Grupper.

For the complete list of Audio Bestsellers from PW, CLICK HERE.

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 11.4.12

Adam Boretz -- November 13th, 2012

It’s déjà vu all over again.

For the first time in maybe forever, the top five titles on PW’s audio bestseller list are exactly the same as last week.

That means that #1 is still Bill O’Reilly with Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot from Macmillan Audio.

The #2 and #3 spots again go to the abridged and unabridged audio versions of John Grisham’s The Racketeer (read by J.D. Jackson for Random House Audio).

Patricia D. Cornwell’s The Bone Bed (narrated by Kate Reading) from Penguin Audiobooks is still at #4. And repeating at #5 is J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (read by Tom Hollander) from Hachette Audio.

For the complete list of Audio Bestsellers from PW, CLICK HERE.

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