Publishers Weekly's starred review for the audiobook of SHINE SHINE SHINE read, "While Jackson conveys all the book’s humor, her reading is also full of empathy, and she brings out the characters’ underlying humanity. This masterful, flawless narration of an imaginative novel is something special and not to be missed."
And don't forget, Nancy Pearl named SHINE SHINE SHINE one of her top ten favorite reads of the year!Read more
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Deborah Baker-Receniello of the Oakville Timberland Library!
Enter our Jackie Collins Pink Collection Giveaway!
We know, we know; there isn't an official "pink collection" for Ms. Collins, but we've pulled together a sweet little prize pack that's full of scandal, topped off with decadence, and all wrapped up in pink!
One lucky librarian will win a copy of MARRIED LOVERS (audio), POOR LITTLE BITCH GIRL (audio), and GODDESS OF VENGEANCE (trade paperback)! This is a great way to kick start your personal or professional library's Jackie Collins collection.
The best part? Jackie signed them all!!
Librarians, enter to win this prize pack by sending your name, your library, and your full mailing address to Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com (Subject: Pink) by Friday, March 23rd. UPDATE: this contest is now closed.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.Read more
Narrators Dennis Boutsikaris and Katherine Kellgren have made the already exceptional texts into enchanting experiences with their excellent storytelling. Sounds like the perfect time to take that road trip!
"Proving to be a superb narrator for Perrotta’s work, Boutsikaris’s quiet excellence is akin to that of the author." -Publishers Weekly on THE LEFTOVERS (starred review)
"Kellgren’s narration is marvelous, inhabiting various characters’ states of mind, shifting among anxiety, fury, and guilt as the book’s POV changes. A delightful performance not to be missed." -Publishers Weekly on 40 LOVE (starred review)Read more
June is Audio Book Month and it's just in time for road trip season. If you're looking for some books to keep you entertained on your way to the Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, or the beach, we have a few recommendations to keep your time in the car flying by on par with your speedometer.
How about packing into a fixer-upper for the summer with four ladies and all their baggage with Mary Kay Andrews' SUMMER RENTAL?
If you only made it to the beach, but were hoping for a summer abroad, Daisy Goodwin's THE AMERICAN HEIRESS will transport you to London circa 1893.Read more
"David Pittu’s narration adds a humanity and passion to the proceedings, especially evident in the scenes in which Ishigami goes head to head with wily Dr. Yukawa. The former’s calm manner of speaking seems to be concealing a feverishly working mind, while the doctor is evidently enjoying himself immensely. Pittu transforms those and other moments from mere wordplay into a thrilling game of cat and mouse in the Alfred Hitchcock tradition." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"What might be classified as a procedural develops considerable psychological depth, aided by Tony Award-winning actor David Pittu’s subtle, sensitive reading, through which he artfully manages to accentuate the characters’ conflicted emotions. Recommended for crime novel enthusiasts and those interested in Japanese culture." —Library Journal (starred review)
"Told with cool simplicity…Higashino’s ‘just the facts, ma’am’ style belies his brilliant evocation of Ishigami as he enters into a cat-and-mouse battle of wits with a former acquaintance, a super-smart physics professor who is the only man able to fathom the depths of the mathematician’s devotion. David Pittu is an amazingly skillful narrator, brushing the dialogue with an almost imperceptible hint of an accent, subtly building suspense as the inevitable end looms." —BookPage, Top Pick of the MonthRead more
FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, the debut paranormal romance from the sizzlingly talented Darynda Jones, won the 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance from RWA. The story continues to grab reviewers attention, this time in audio!
The reviewers at Booklist (who starred the book when it first released in hardcover) have starred the audio version, as well! They say, "[Lorelei] King (familiar to many as the recent reader of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels) brings sassy fun to the role of Charley, who is spunky and sarcastic. […] Paranormal romance is hot, so expect high interest in this sizzling, laugh-out loud-story."
It's also an Earphones Award-winner with AudioFile who said, "Narrator Lorelei King has proved herself the queen of snark, the sovereign of inspired performances of sassy female detectives. She’s pretty amazing with a large cast of secondary characters, too. King’s a perfect choice for portraying Charley Davidson, an Albuquerque P.I. and grim reaper responsible for leading the dead to the other side. [...] Jones’s book will leave romance, chick-lit, humor, and mystery lovers waiting for Charley’s second adventure."
[UPDATE]: Library Journal also gave the FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT audio a starred review! "When Charlie announces that the names of her breasts are "Danger" and "Will Robinson," listeners know they are in for a wild ride. Actress/Audie Award winner Lorelei King is comfortable in Charlie's skin and performs a wide variety of characters distinctly. For anyone enjoying sexy paranormal detective fiction."Read more