Kindle Now Supports Wireless Delivery of Audible.com Audiobooks

| Mar 29 | 0 Comments

Kindle-audio

Did you know that you can listen to audiobooks on your Kindle? I’ve never tried it, but apparently you can download audiobooks from Audible.com and then transfer them to your Kindle via USB. And now owners of the latest generation Kindle don’t even need the USB. Amazon recently announced that Kindle users can download Audible.com audiobooks over Wi-Fi. Amazon says: Now hear this! We’re thrilled […]

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HarperCollins Moving Away From Audiobook CDs

| Feb 8 | 0 Comments

Harry Potter CD

In a move that may indicate a major shift in format, HarperCollins is only publishing two out of its 150 spring audio titles on CD. The rest will be available as digital downloads. A spokesperson for Harper says that they are not discontinuing the CD format and may decide later to publish a few more titles on CD. However, the move is being interpreted as […]

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2011 Grammy Nominated Audiobooks

| Dec 3 | 0 Comments

Grammy award

The 2011 Grammy nominees were announced on Wednesday night and there are quite a few audiobooks in the Spoken Word categories. The nominated performers include some famous actors and comedians like Emma Thompson, Julie Andrews, and Craig Ferguson. Check out the nominees: Best Spoken Word Album Nominees American On Purpose written and read by Craig Ferguson [HarperAudio] The Bedwetter written and read by Sarah Silverman […]

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FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE by Kim Harrison [Review]

| Nov 16 | 0 Comments

For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

I’m continuing to work my way through Kim Harrison’s The Hollows/Rachel Morgan series, and I’m up to the fifth book, For a Few Demons More. The books are about Rachel, witch and bounty hunter, who lives in a church with her partners—Ivy, a vampire, and Jenks and the rest of his pixy family. It’s a few months after the gang’s spring road trip to Mackinaw, […]

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DAEMON by Daniel Suarez [Review]

Daemon by Daniel Suarez

The death of the world’s most successful computer game designer, Matthew Sobol, sets into motion a series of events that has everyone in Silicon Valley on edge. After the bizarre murders of two of Sobol’s co-workers, Detective Pete Sebeck comes to the conclusion that the murderer is Sobol himself via a Daemon, an autonomous computer program. As the Daemon uses the technology we find in […]

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Jose’s Favorite Audiobooks

Jose's Favorite Audiobooks

June is National Audiobook Month and as part of the celebration Kristen and I are listing our favorite audiobooks. Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books when it’s not convenient to read them, like during commutes to and from work or when you’re working outdoors. The best audiobooks help provide an extra dimension to books, giving the characters and the plot more life than […]

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Kristen’s Favorite Audiobooks

| Jun 25 | 4 Comments

Audiobook Week

The month of June is National Audiobook Month and Jen at Devourer of Books is hosting daily discussions of audiobooks all this week. I’m a huge audiobook addict and you might have noticed that many of the book reviews Jose and I do are of audiobooks. We started listening to them a few years ago to make our respective commutes to work go by faster. […]

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THE 9TH JUDGMENT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro [Review]

| Jun 8 | 0 Comments

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The Women’s Murder Club has busted some pretty nasty criminals in their day, but the serial killer terrorizing San Francisco in The 9th Judgment is probably the worst they’ve ever seen. Dubbed the “lipstick killer” because of the messages he leaves at crime scenes, the sadistic psycho targets mothers and their young children. It’s a brutal scenario even for James Patterson. In contrast, the other […]

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HEART OF THE MATTER by Emily Giffin [Review]

| May 24 | 0 Comments

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is known for writing emotional stories about flawed, yet sympathetic, characters and their messy relationships, and she does it again with Heart of the Matter. The story is about two different women, Tessa Russo and Valerie Anderson, who are connected by their separate relationships with Dr. Nick Russo. Tessa is a stay-at-home mom to two young children and is married to Nick, a […]

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LIVE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE by David Sedaris [Review]

| Feb 16 | 1 Comment

Live For Your Listening Pleasure

When David Sedaris goes on a book tour he can fill huge auditoriums with fans eager to hear his humorous observations and stories. His new CD, Live For Your Listening Pleasure, was recorded last year at various stops on his tour. It’s a new standalone album (there’s no corresponding book), but if you’ve had the opportunity to attend one of his events, you might have […]

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