ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Rebecca Traister (Audiobook Thoughts)

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Rebecca Traister (Audiobook Thoughts)

All the Single Ladies Written by Rebecca Traister Audiobook read by Candace Thaxton Published by Simon and Schuster on March 1st 2016 ISBN: 9781476716589 Genres: History, Social Science, Women’s Studies Format: audiobook Pages: 352 Source: purchased A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this “singularly triumphant work” (Los Angeles Times) by Rebecca Traister “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” (Anne Lamott) is “sure to be […]

THE CAPED CRUSADE by Glen Weldon [Audiobook Thoughts]

THE CAPED CRUSADE by Glen Weldon [Audiobook Thoughts]

The Caped Crusade Written by Glen Weldon Audiobook read by Glen Weldon Published by Simon and Schuster on March 22nd 2016 ISBN: 9781476756691 Genres: Social Science, Popular Culture, Media Studies Format: audiobook Pages: 336 Source: purchased A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls throughout the ages—and what his story tells us about ourselves. Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping […]

(Audio)Book Thoughts: ALL INVOLVED by Ryan Gattis

(Audio)Book Thoughts: ALL INVOLVED by Ryan Gattis

All Involved Written by Ryan Gattis Audiobook read by Anthony Rey Perez, Marisol Ramirez, Jim Cooper, Adam Lazarre-White, James Chen Published by Harper Collins on April 7th 2015 ISBN: 9780062378811 Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Literary Format: audiobook Pages: 384 Source: public library via Overdrive A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast’s Richard Price—a mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty, set in […]

(Audio)Book Thoughts: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates, read by the author

(Audio)Book Thoughts: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates, read by the author

Between the World and Me Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates Audiobook read by Ta-Nehisi Coates Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group on July 14th 2015 ISBN: 9780812993547 Genres: Nonfiction, Social Science, Essays Format: audiobook Pages: 176 Source: public library via Overdrive “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the […]

Audiobook Talk: BOYS IN THE TREES by Carly Simon

Audiobook Talk: BOYS IN THE TREES by Carly Simon

Boys in the Trees Written by Carly Simon Audiobook read by Carly Simon Published by Flatiron Books on November 24th 2015 ISBN: 9781250095909 Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Music, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Personal Memoirs Format: audiobook Pages: 304 Source: public library via Overdrive Simon’s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half […]

(Audio)Book Talk: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC AND DISAPPEARING INK by Elvis Costello

(Audio)Book Talk: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC AND DISAPPEARING INK by Elvis Costello

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Written by Elvis Costello Audiobook read by Elvis Costello Published by Blue Rider Press on October 13th 2015 ISBN: 9780399167256 Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Nonfiction, Personal Memoirs Format: audiobook Pages: 688 Source: purchased, public library via Overdrive Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who […]

Audiobook Talk: MY LIFE ON THE ROAD, by Gloria Steinem

Audiobook Talk: MY LIFE ON THE ROAD, by Gloria Steinem

My Life on the Road Written by Gloria Steinem Audiobook read by Debra Winger, Gloria Steinem Published by Random House on October 27th 2015 ISBN: 0679456201 Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Cultural Heritage, Nonfiction, Personal Memoirs, Social Science Format: audiobook Pages: 304 Source: public library via Overdrive Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early […]

(Audio)Book Talk: THE REAL DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU SHORTLY by Matt McCarthy

(Audio)Book Talk: THE REAL DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU SHORTLY by Matt McCarthy

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year Matt McCarthy (Twitter) Audiobook read by the author Crown (April 2015), hardcover (ISBN 9780804138659) Nonfiction: memoir, 336 pages Audiobook: Random House Audio (2015), ISBN 9781101889251 Source: Los Angeles Public Library, via Overdrive   This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.   I was never inclined to pursue a medical career, but I find hospitals fascinating places, and medical memoirs have become one of my […]

(Audio)Book Talk: I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai, read by Archie Panjabi

(Audio)Book Talk: I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai, read by Archie Panjabi

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb Audiobook read by Archie Panjabi Back Bay Books (2015), trade paper (ISBN 0316322423 / 9780316322423) Nonfiction: autobiography, 368 pages Source: purchased audiobook (Hachette Audio, 2013, ISBN 9781478979791) This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound. I spent a week last month reading the autobiography of a sixteen-year-old. The idea of a sixteen-year-old publishing an autobiography […]

(Audio)book Talk: YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day, read by the author

(Audio)book Talk: YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day, read by the author

  You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Felicia Day (book website) (Twitter) (Facebook) Audiobook read by the author Touchstone Books (August 2015), hardcover (ISBN 1476785651 / 9781476785653) Nonfiction: memoir, 272 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Simon & Schuster Audio, August 2015, ISBN 9781442386822)   This review contains links to indiebound.org   In the introduction to her memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day describes herself as “Comic-Con famous.” In the nerdy, Comic-Con-adjacent circles I hover […]

(Audio)Book Talk: CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), read by Robert Glenister

(Audio)Book Talk: CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), read by Robert Glenister

Career of Evil (A Cormoran Strike Novel) Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Audiobook read by Robert Glenister Mulholland Books (October 2015), hardcover (ISBN 0316349933 / 9780316349932) Fiction (mystery/crime), 512 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Hachette Audio, October 2015, 9781478962670, Audible ASIN B014JXQMEG)   This review contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org.         A few weeks ago, not long after I’d found myself idly wondering when J.K. Rowling’s crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, would have a new book […]

(Audio)Book Talk: NEVERWHERE by Neil Gaiman, read by the author

(Audio)Book Talk: NEVERWHERE by Neil Gaiman, read by the author

Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text Neil Gaiman (Twitter) Audiobook read by the author William Morrow (2015), hardcover reprint (ISBN 0062371053 / 9780062371058) Fiction: fantasy, 336 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Harper Audio, 2007, ISBN 9780061549113, Audible ASIN B000XSAXXS) for the Neverwhere Readalong (#NeverwhereRAL), October 2015   This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.   —————————————————————————————————–     My official line is that I rarely read “genre” fiction. I’ve recently realized that my only real support for […]

(Audio)Book Talk; SECONDHAND SOULS by Christopher Moore, read by Fisher Stevens

(Audio)Book Talk; SECONDHAND SOULS by Christopher Moore, read by Fisher Stevens

Secondhand Souls: A Novel Christopher Moore (Twitter) (Facebook) Audiobook read by Fisher Stevens William Morrow Books (August 2015), hardcover (ISBN 0061779784 / 9780061779787) Fiction, 352 pages Source: Audiobook borrowed from Los Angeles Public Library via Overdrive (Harper Audio, August 2015; ISBN 9780062374103) ————————————————————————————————————-   There’s a colony of ghosts inhabiting the Golden Gate Bridge, and they’ve started talking to Mike Sullivan, the bridge painter. A banshee—harbinger of death—has been visiting retired police officer/reluctant soul-recoverer/bookselling Death […]

(Audio)Book Talk: IT’S WHAT I DO by Lynsey Addario, read by Tavia Gilbert

(Audio)Book Talk: IT’S WHAT I DO by Lynsey Addario, read by Tavia Gilbert

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Lynsey Addario (Twitter) (Facebook) Audiobook read by Tavia Gilbert Penguin Press (February 2015), hardcover (ISBN 159420537X / 9781594205378) Nonfiction: memoir/journalism, 368 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Blackstone Audio, February 2015: ISBN 9781481505833, Audible ASIN B00SYNWZBC) This post contains affiliate links to IndieBound.   —————————————————————————————————————       Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has done much of her work in a post-9/11 world, in the part of the world […]

(Audio)Book Talk: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel, read by Kirsten Potter

(Audio)Book Talk: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel, read by Kirsten Potter

Station Eleven: A Novel Emily St. John Mandel (Twitter) Audiobook read by Kirsten Potter Vintage (June 2015), trade paper (ISBN 9780804172448) Fiction, 352 pages Source: Audiobook borrowed from Los Angeles Public Library via Overdrive.com (Random House Audio, June 2014, ISBN 9780553397987)   This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound. I’m inconsistent in my response to “everyone’s talking about it” novels, but more often than not, I tend to wait until the talk has died down a bit. Everyone was talking […]