Narrator Spotlight: Star Wars

by Lindsey A. With Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just around the corner, the time is ripe for a Star Wars post! But really, is there ever a wrong time? Recently I read From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty stories by different authors that re-imagine the original movie from […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Full Cast Family

by Marina M. It’s a well-known fact that the members of the Readers’ Services Team are pro-audiobook. Therefore, we have a lot of opinions on the narration of those audiobooks. And it’s usually just one narrator, right? How about listening to an audiobook with the feeling of being at the theater? I’m talking about books […]

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What are You Listening to?

by Emily Z. Yes, you. What audiobook are you listening to that is really doing it for you? We genuinely want to know. Is it something you’ve read before? A new author? How did you come across it? What piqued your interest? Is the narrator absolutely bringing it? Quite a few of us at Sno-Isle […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Nonfiction For People who Think They Hate Nonfiction

​By Kaley C. I always thought I hated nonfiction. I’d try to read it on my lunch breaks or after work, but found myself unable to focus and suddenly in need of a nap or snack. I kept choosing books I felt would be interesting subjects, but still couldn’t sit down and read anything like when I read fiction. Eventually, during a […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Metaphorical Journeys

by Marina M. A journey starts with a single page . . . As happens with many people that read a lot (or anything at all, really), I find that some books make a difference in my life. They take me on a journey, if you will. Not a physical or literal journey. More metaphorical. […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

by Emily Z The right narrator can make or break an audiobook experience. To complicate matters, if a book or series has a wide cast of characters, the narrator might find themselves overwhelmed. What if there’s a bubbly teen girl character, stuffy older male characters, a smooth young Londoner, a Sikh Scotsman, and a whole […]

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Audiobooks Are The Answer!

by Liz Feeling like your “to be read” list is getting out of control? Double up with an audiobook! Looking to be entertained while doing mundane chores? Audiobooks have got you covered! Allergies got the best of you and need to give your itchy eyes a rest? Do I really need to say it? Okay, here […]

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Audio Spotlight: Stories that Take You Away

by Denise A few weeks ago, Marina shared audiobooks that eased her commute. Like Marina, I rely on audiobooks for company while on the road. Whereas Marina tends toward nonfiction audiobooks, I thrive on fiction. My eyes on the road, a section of my mind relaxes by wandering into fictional worlds brought to life by […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Read by the Author

by Marina Combating the Commute I have a bit of a commute. Not a long one. But twenty-five minutes, give or take, each way. You know, depending on traffic. Or the weather. (Can’t call myself a Washingtonian without adding those conditions. You know how it is.) So, rather than besiege myself with the repetitive nature of […]

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Do Good Things Come in Threes?

by Denise I have a friend who refuses to read books in a series.  She’d rather spend the time discovering new wonders. Another friend reads series, but waits until all the books are published so she can delve in and immediately finish. (If you’re eagerly awaiting George R.R. Martin’s “The Winds of Winter,” you likely […]

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