Finn Murphy—know by his trucker handle U-Turn—has enjoyed a fascinating view of the American experience from the driver’s seat of his 53-foot eighteen wheeler, Cassidy. More than thirty years ago, he dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker, and since then has covered more than a million miles of asphalt.
Behind every amazing audiobook on Libro.fm is a narrator that brings the author’s words to life. These narrators are responsible for transporting us to another world even as we work, run errands, work out, or commute. This week we recognize the narrators of the Top Ten Bestselling Audiobooks of 2017.
This past week, the New York Times Book Review released its 100 Notable Books of 2017, including poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. The list represents books reviewed after December 4, 2016, when last year’s list was published. You can find these titles on Libro.fm’s 100 Notable Books of 2017 playlist… Happy Listening! This list includes many […]
Reichl talks about her love for audiobooks, recording My Kitchen Year, and more. Enjoy!
There is, quite likely, no other blogger out there more dedicated to audiobooks than Jennifer Conner of Literate Housewife. Winner of last year’s brand-new Audie Award for Blogger of the Year and mastermind behind the Armchair Audies, Jennifer is a go-to resource for all things audiobook.
Between Seattle and the Canadian border, is a small town called Bellingham, a town which wears more than one hat: home of Western Washington University, fishing boats, tourists, and a deep community. In that town is a an old bookstore with rambling aisles and passionate booksellers. Village Books.
For David Dalglish’s Shadowdance series, Orbit Books went to great length to design captivating, accurate covers.
Coretta Scott King award-winning author Jason Reynolds talks about diversity in books, maintaining that we need diversity for now and because books are a time capsule to the past.
When the last independent bookstore in Nashville closed, Ann Patchett and a friend opened Parnassus Books. As she says, she didn’t want to live in a city without a bookstore. Who can blame her?
Book bloggers are often the first to tweet book news, the brains behind book memes, and of course, the first to review new releases. I called up Candace of Beth Fish Reads, a blog covering both books and audiobooks, to talk about blogging and her favorite types of books.
We sat down with veteran bookseller Erin Ball, assistant manager at Third Place Books to discuss bookselling, the philosophy behind Third Place Books, and what’s on her to-be-read list.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez follows the rabbit hole of historical footnotes, adds robust, nuanced characters, rhythmic dialogue, and intricate subtexts, and produces some of the best historical fiction around. She took the time to speak to me about both books over the phone, while she was visiting her home state of Tennessee.