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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 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 Reviews Spotlight: Silent House

Adam Boretz -- January 4th, 2013

Today in Audio Reviews Spotlight, we take a look at the fiction side and Orhan Pamuk’s Silent House.

The audiobook is narrated by a full cast and available from Random House Audio.

Silent House

Orhan Pamuk, read by a full cast. Random House Audio, unabridged, 10 CDs, 12.75 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-385-36801-8

Nobel Prize–winner Pamuk’s spirited and spellbinding second novel, previously unpublished in English, follows a Turkish family as they come together in a fishing village outside Istanbul prior to a military coup in 1980. Narrated by a talented cast of performers, including Emrhys Cooper, John Lee, Jonathan Cowley, and Juliet Mills, this memorable audio edition proves to be an engaging production that will enchant listeners with its understated performances and superb pacing. Cooper and Lee are the true standouts, delivering stellar turns that resonate long after the final chapter. However, the entire cast is solid, its members boasting spot-on voices, dialects, and characterizations. This early work from Pamuk is brought to life—and fans will not be disappointed. A Knopf hardcover. (Oct.)

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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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Behind the Audio: The Diviners

Adam Boretz -- December 19th, 2012

Today, in Behind the Audio, we take a look at Libba Bray’s The Diviners with a pair of behind-the-scenes videos from Random House Audio featuring Bray, narrator January LaVoy, producer Dan Zitt and director David Rapkin.

Up for discussion is everything from the audition process and choosing LaVoy as the narrator to voicing the book’s dozens of characters.


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12 Days of Audio, 12 Days of Listening

Adam Boretz -- December 12th, 2012

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the audiobook fan in your life, then look no further than Random House Audio’s “12 Days of Audio” and “12 Days of Listening” Gift Guides.

The company is recommending five titles per day per imprint — each set geared toward a different types of listener.

So far, Random House has offered up:

12 Days of Audio: For Friends and Family Obsessed with the Apocalypse

12 Days of Audio: For the Sports Fan In Your Life

12 Days of Listening: For the Sleuth

And that’s just the beginning. Plus, you can enter to win a selection of titles from the Gift Guides. So be sure to check back with Random House Audio every day — and don’t forget to connect with them via Facebook or Twitter.

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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 11.11.12

Adam Boretz -- November 19th, 2012

After two weeks of stagnancy, some new titles finally cracked the Top 5 in PW’s Audio Bestseller List.

And while Bill O’Reilly is still at #1 with Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio), the next two spots go to debut titles: At #2 is Clive and Dirk Cussler’s Poseidon’s Arrow (narrated by Scott Brick for Penguin Audiobooks); at #3 is the Nora Roberts’s The Perfect Hope, which is narrated by MacLeod Andrews and available from Brilliance Audio.

In at #4 is Patricia D. Cornwell’s The Bone Bed (narrated by Kate Reading) from Penguin Audiobooks.

And dropping to #5 is the abridged audio version of John Grisham’s The Racketeer (read by J.D. Jackson for Random House Audio).

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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