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
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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
What had you done by the time you were 22? Anjelica Huston had lived in Ireland, England, and New York, practiced falconry on castle lawns with her famous family, and become an “it girl” model. In the first volume of her memoir, A Story Lately Told, Huston shares memories from the unique point of view of a Wes-Anderson-like childhood come to life, as EW described in its review of the memoir.
In the interview below, Huston describes some of her favorite stories with “Dad” from A Story Lately Told and the unique experience of recording an audiobook. Most importantly, she uses the word “chicanery”: READ FULL STORY
Kami Garcia, best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, takes on ghosts in her new paranormal thriller, Unbreakable (out Oct. 1). So who better to narrate the audiobook of Unbreakable than someone very familiar with all things paranormal? Candice Accola, who plays Caroline on The Vampire Diaries, has been tapped to read Garcia’s newest novel. “I can’t begin to describe how exited I am to have Candice Accola reading the audiobook version of Unbreakable, the first book in my new series, the Legion,” Garcia said. “I’m a huge Vampire Diaries fan, and Caroline is by far my favorite character because of Accola’s ability to show vulnerability without ever compromising strength or independence.” Check out this exclusive clip of Accola reading Unbreakable after the jump. READ FULL STORY
It’s been a big year for Stephen King already with the success of Under the Dome and Joyland, but Doctor Sleep — the sequel to The Shining that’s due on shelves Sept. 24 — is the one fans are really anticipating. EW ran the exclusive excerpt of Doctor Sleep in a recent issue — now you can listen to the audio version here. READ FULL STORY
Lee Daniels’ The Butler actors Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and David Oyelowo, as well as director Lee Daniels, lend their vocal talents to the audiobook version of The Butler: A Witness to History. The film’s inspiration, Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article “A Butler Well Served by This,” has been extended to a full book, available in print, digital, and audiobook form.
The work chronicles the story of Eugene Allen, the real-life man who served as a butler in the White House through eight presidential administrations, from Presidents Truman to Reagan.
Daniels narrates his foreword, whereas Whitaker reads the bulk of the text. Winfrey and Oyelowo narrate an additional essay by Haygood also included in the book that focuses on the history of black images in film and Hollywood.
This exclusive excerpt highlights snippets from the audiobook as well as scenes from the film:
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