Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Welcome to the monthly round up of all things audiobook. Audiosynced is hosted by STACKED and Abby (the) Librarian. If you reviewed or blogged about audiobooks in some capacity during the month of August and you don't see a link to your post, share it in the comments! Next month, Abby will host the round up at her blog.
Audiobook News & Features
Over at School Library Journal, Sharon Grover and Lizette Hannegan write about how audiobooks develop core critical reading skills.
Audible offers up their 25 essential teen audiobooks, complete with samples. Of course, a number of these aren't even teen books, but you know.
Remember the Olympics happened last month? Did you catch the commercial about athletes who use audiobooks to get their reading in while working out? Here's a nice blog post about it, with the commercial.
Lee over at Reading with My Ears reviews Miles, the Autobiography, Sara Zarr's How to Save a Life, Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and Other Stories, Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad, and Jill Paton Walsh's The Attenbury Emeralds.
Heidi at Bunbury in the Stacks offers up a bunch of mini audioreviews, including Craig Ferguson's American on Purpose, Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, and Red Glove and Black Heart by Holly Black. She's also got a review of Jeff Hirsch's Eleventh Plague and Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1793.
Melissa at One Librarian's Book Reviews also has a pile of mini-reviews, including Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done, Frank Herbert's Dune, Angie Sage's Magyk, and L.A. Meyer's In the Belly of the Bloodhound.
Liz reviews Gary Schmidt's Okay for Now.
Nicole at Linus's Blanket reviews Hilary Mantel's Bringing Up the Bodies.
Flannery over at The Readventurer reviews Tina Fey's Bossypants.
Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness reviews Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
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