The 8 Best Audiobooks of 2017

Like most audiobook buffs, I multitask; listening to a great actor read a great book is one of the rare things that makes regular workouts endurable. Still, there are always a few releases each year that are so transfixing they make any additional activity impossible. They might leave me standing like a zombie in a grocery store aisle or, more often, prone on an exercise mat, staring at the tiny perforations in the dropped ceiling of the YMCA’s stretching room. A couple of the standouts listed below also made me laugh out loud or gasp in dismay at inopportune moments. I can’t remember whether anyone noticed these embarrassing lapses, though. I was lost in a book. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2017-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Audiobooks of 2017

Last year, our team of audio reviewers listened to more than 200 titles. Here, we highlight our favorites from the year across several categories. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Religion Book Deals: Nov. 8, 2017

Zondervan takes a biography of country music superstar Dolly Parton and her Christian faith, Sara Hagerty moves to FaithWords, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kinokuniya expands to Austin; B&N opens a restaurant; New York's last Yiddish bookstore; the Seattle store that inspired a backpack empire; and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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