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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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Behind The Audio: On Looking

Adam Boretz -- February 8th, 2013

This week in Behind The Audio, we take a peek at Alexandra Horowitz’s On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes — which is all about how we humans perceive our surroundings, and the many things we miss.

The audiobook is read by Horowitz for Simon & Schuster Audio. Check out the following video in which she talks about her experience narrating the audio edition.

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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 Review Spotlight: Bruce

Adam Boretz -- January 30th, 2013

Today in Audio Review Spotlight, we take a look at the nonfiction side and Peter Ames Carlin’s Springsteen biography, Bruce.

The audio edition is read by Bobby Cannavale and available from Simon & Schuster Audio.

Bruce

Peter Ames Carlin, read by Bobby Cannavale. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, digital download 18 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-4423-5749-5
Carlin’s stunning biography charts the course of Bruce Springsteen’s remarkable life, covering everything from his relationships with family and friends to his working-class beginnings in New Jersey and rise to musical stardom, providing an insider’s look at one of the legends of rock ’n’ roll. Narrator Bobby Cannavale delivers a stellar reading, his gritty bass tone drawing in listeners and his driving delivery keeping them enthralled until the very end. This is an absolutely fantastic listening experience about a true American great. An absolute must for fans and music lovers. A Thorndike hardcover. (Oct.)

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Audio Bestsellers: Through 01/20/13

Adam Boretz -- January 29th, 2013

Unsurprisingly, Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Macmillan Audio) reclaims the #1 spot this week on PW’s Audio Bestseller List.

In at #2 is John Grisham’s The Litigators (narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris for Random House Audio), while in the #3 spot 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.

Grabbing the #4 spot is Stuart Woods’s Collateral Damage, narrated by Tony Roberts and available from Penguin Audio. And rounding out our Top 5 is Fern Michaels’s  Return to Sender, which is read by Angela Dawe for Brilliance Audio.

For all of this week’s Audio Bestsellers from PW, CLICK HERE.

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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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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.

THE TRUE GIFT
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 CHRISTMAS CAROL
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.

THE CHRISTMAS BOX
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.

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

THE BRIDGE
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.

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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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S&S Releases Complete Hemingway Audio Collection

Adam Boretz -- November 27th, 2012


Papa is coming to audio in a major way. Simon & Schuster Audio has just published The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library, a complete collection of the author’s novels, nonfiction, and short stories. Weighing in at 133 hours on 15 MP3 CDs, the collection is narrated by an all-star cast that includes Donald Sutherland (reading The Old Man and the Sea); William Hurt (reading The Sun Also Rises); and John Slattery (reading A Farewell to Arms).

Since 2002, Simon & Schuster Audio has been producing new audio editions of Hemingway’s work. As the company started releasing titles, the idea of a definitive collection was almost inevitable. “Once the reviews were in and sales were strong, we immediately began to think about putting them all together in a collector’s edition,” said Chris Lynch, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio…

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