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It's That Time of Year

Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress

 

It’s the season to celebrate and be thankful!  But the excitement and busyness of this time of year can sometimes add stress to your life and leave you a little frazzled.

Traveling Somewhere for Thanksgiving?

ThanksgivingHere are some audiobooks to set the mood:

The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik

The Great UpheavalThis is a very long audiobook - 31.5 hours on 26 discs.  But this history of three countries in revolution and on the brink of creating a modern age is so captivating yo

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River of Doubt

Are you going through Roosevelt withdrawal?

If you watched Ken Burns' seven-part film on PBS a couple of weeks ago and you want to know more about T.R., Franklin, and Eleanor, you may want to try one of these audiobooks:

Poll: Men or Women? (Battle of the Voices)

The best readers are able to bring the author’s words to life and make you imagine the characters in your head (while you are keeping two steady hands on the wheel and both eyes on the freeway, of course).  But reading dialogue written for the opposite sex can present challenges for even the best and most experienced actors or radio voices:  Female characters read by men can sometimes sound weak and flighty, while male characters read by women may come across as shifty or just downright goofy.  Most of the time, these are minor annoyances that don’t mar the experi

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Happy Birthday, Houston

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On August 30, 1836, our city of Houston was founded by the Allen brothers, Augustus and John.  That makes Houston 178 years old tomorrow.

Here are some audiobooks - both factual and fictional - that feature Houston as a character:

Book Hunters in Brief #25: Family Listening

book hunters - family listening graphicGoing on a road trip this summer? Book Hunters suggests you bring along one of these outstanding audiobooks that the whole family will love.

They’re Here! Audies Nominations 2014

The Audio Publishers Association (APA)  has announced the finalists for the best audiobooks of 2013. There are a staggering twenty-nine categories this year, and so many amazing titles that have been selected as nominees. From the best in fantasy to mystery to short stories, there’s something for everyone!

I’ve included a smattering of the nominees below, but you can find the entire list on their website. Did your favorites from 2013 make the cut? Who do you think should take home the top title of Audiobook of the Year?

Book Hunters in Brief: Memoirs by Comedians

Side-splitting Memoirs! Comedians tell all! 

Bossypants by Tina Fey 
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin 
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres 
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan 
Still Foolin' "Em by Billy Crystal 

These folks are funny in any format, but to get the deluxe high definition experience, we suggest the audiobooks read by the authors themselves.

In the mood for something a little more serious? Visit Book Hunters and we'll whip up a reading list just for you. It's fast. It's easy. It's free. Do it. Do it now.

Doris Day

On April 3, Doris Day will celebrate her 90th birthday.  And I plan to watch a few of her movies to commemorate. 

However, it will be difficult to choose just a few.  I mean, Doris Day starred in so many fun films that I love.  Because Day could do it all.  From her beginnings in musical comedies, she branched out into dramas and straight comedies.  Her co-stars were among the top talents in Hollywood.  From the late 40s through the early 70s, she worked steadily before finally retiring to devote her time to animal welfare and rescue.

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