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Before we chat about the latest audiobook releases, I want to give you a quick update. Details of Barnes and Noble’s eBook reader, the Nook, will be unveiled today. It is reportedly available at a similar price as the Amazon Kindle, but will have the added advantage of access to the Google books library.

I will provide more details as they are announced. The Twitter project from BBC Audiobooks America is continuing as I write this. Hopefully things are moving towards a satisfying conclusion. It’s tough to tell…

The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell

The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell Audio BookThe Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell (read by Kate Reading)
This is the latest installment in the crime series featuring Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta.

This is the 17th book in the series and I am curious as to where things are going. I have read all of the books, but have found that my inner forensics lover seems to enjoy Kathy Reichs just a little more lately. Will I read this one? I will… if only to decide whether I will continue to follow the series or not.

The Wild Things by Dave Eggers

The Wild Things by Dave Eggers (narrated by Dioon Graham)
This is an adaptation from the classic picture book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay by Spike Jonze. I happen to adore the original story and read it to my children, who also love it. I’m just not sure there is any way to perfect upon… the perfection… of the original.

Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse

Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Mystery #9 by Charlaine Harris (read by Johanna Parker)
Harris returns with a new vampire novel for the series behind the hit TV series, True Blood. In this entry, weres and shifters are preparing to reveal their existence to the general public.

Things lead to the murder of a were-panther, which spurs Sookie to use her telepathic skills to look for the murderer. Will I read it? Undecided. I read the first book of the series and, to my surprise, I preferred the television show.

I have a confession to make. I am relieved that there aren’t any audiobooks that I am dying to read this week. I just finished reading my son’s copy of The Hunger Games, which was great, and am in the middle of The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. If that pile of must-reads gets any bigger, I may get buried alive…Check Out Audible for all the latest releases.

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