Piper Kerman‘s story has become a familiar one over the past few years thanks to first her memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, and its subsequent, semi-fictionalized Netflix adaptation. But what does that tale sound like from the other side of the marital bed? We’ll find out on Dec. 16, when Kerman’s husband, Larry Smith, will release the audiobook My Life with Piper: From Big House to Small Screen, in which he describes what was like to have his partner be sent to prison—and what it is like to be portrayed by Jason Biggs on the TV show.
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Today, Macmillan Audio announced that Oprah Winfrey will narrate the audiobook for her forthcoming book What I Know For Sure.
What I Know For Sure, due out Sept. 2, is a collection of columns Winfrey has written in O, The Oprah Magazine, and shares its name with Winfrey’s column. This is the first time that her columns have been revised updated and collected. For the past 14 years, Winfrey has written one column each month and has used the experience as an opportunity to “take stock of her life.” She was inspired to write the column after film critic Gene Siskel posed her the question, “What do you know for sure?” READ FULL STORY
At tonight’s Audie Awards Gala, Billy Crystal took top honors, winning Audio Book of the Year for his comedy memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em.
The judges called his work “a seamless blend of single voice narration and live performances [that] does for the audiobook medium what Billy Crystal’s opening acts have done for the Oscars, which is to bring in a larger audience. From Mickey Mantle to Muhammad Ali with the inside story on Meg Ryan’s infamous scene in When Harry Met Sally thrown in for good measure, Crystal’s life story will have listeners hanging on every word…In a word: ‘Mahvelous.’” READ FULL STORY
When Entertainment Weekly first spoke to actor Greg Sestero back in 2008 the cult which surrounded his film The Room was still a small, mostly Los Angeles-based affair. Six years on, director-writer-star Tommy Wiseau’s fantastically awful film has become famous around the world and Sestero’s recent memoir The Disaster Artist – which concerns both the film’s production and his friendship with Wiseau — has been optioned by James Franco. READ FULL STORY
In the first installment of his memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe dished about his wild teen years as part of the Brat Pack. In his more grownup second installment Love Life, he’s no less forthcoming, spilling details about his time in rehab, his roles on two sinking-ship TV shows (The Lyon’s Den and Dr. Vegas), and run-ins with Madonna, Warren Beatty, and Kate Middleton. Check out an interview with Lowe about Love Life and an audiobook excerpt below! READ FULL STORY
Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, has a new novel coming out on May 6 called The Snow Queen, which sounds like it doesn’t have much to do with the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. It follows two brothers living in New York City — one who turns to religion after seeing a vision in Central Park, and one who turns to drugs to inspire his songwriting.
Homeland star Claire Danes, who was in the movie based on The Hours, has joined forces with Cunningham once again by lending her voice to the audiobook version. Check out an exclusive snippet below!
The fourth and final installment in Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga’s Governor-related Walking Dead book series will be available next Tuesday when The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, Part Two is released in both print and audiobook formats. The novel will feature the final face-off between Rick Grimes and Philip Blake, and you can get your first taste right here and right now with a clip from the Macmillian audiobook version read by Fred Berman.
But be warned! This clip not only features massive zombie and human carnage — as evidenced by lines like “ragged bodies collapsing in a synchronized line dance of death” — but also some major NSFW language. Like, we’re talking multiple uses of multiple curse words. So grab some headphones and prepare yourself for a harrowing alley encounter between the living and the undead that may or may not end with a bit of nostril stabbing. And for more Walking Dead scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY
Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, will be published in the U.S. on August 12th. The book has been out in Japan since last April and sold more than a million copies in its first week. The Guardian writes that the story “hinges around Tsukuru Tazaki, an isolated 36-year-old man struggling to overcome the trauma of rejection by his high-school friends years earlier. Like its title, the novel’s opening line might not sound like obvious best-seller material: ‘From July of his sophomore year at college to January next year, Tsukuru Tazaki was living while mostly thinking about dying.'”
Lemony Snicket always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and it appears he’s called in some favors for the upcoming audio version of File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (out on April Fool’s Day, fittingly). File Under presents 13 mini-mysteries that a young Snicket must solve, and for the audio version, 13 very cool people have signed on to read. Among them are a few radio hosts, an MSNBC anchor, some popular YA authors, musicians, and a football player. Listen to an intro from all 13 readers and see the list exclusively below: READ FULL STORY
Hear 'Battlestar Galactica' star Jamie Bamber narrate latest 'Bane Chronicles' installment -- EXCLUSIVE
What the frak?! Your YA and sci-fi worlds will collide with today’s audiobook release of The Last Stand of the New York Institute. Battlestar Galactica‘s Jamie Bamber narrates the ninth installment of The Bane Chronicles, written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson. We’ve got an exclusive excerpt showcasing Bamber’s oratory skills. But first, listen to this interview with the actor about the book. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
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