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Penguin Audio To Double-Release Max Brook’s Minecraft

MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND. Max Brooks. First version narrated by Jack Black. Second version narrated by Samira Wiley. Penguin Audio. Minecraft, due for release on July 18, takes the skeleton of … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elinor Frey Continues Her Ascent

FIORÈ: Complete Cello Sonatas & 17th C. Italian Arias. Elinor Frey. In Perfomance With Suzie LeBlanc; Lorenzo Ghielmi; and Esteban La Rotta. Passacaille Records. In an earlier review, I described … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Penguin Audio Celebrates Jefferson’s America

Amid all the fireworks displays and backyard barbecues, the true meaning of why we gather to celebrate the 4th of July has slowly been lost. But this year, Penguin-Random House … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

San Francisco Giants Strive To Illuminate the Many Faces of Homelessness

Homelessness wears many faces. Teenagers and 20-somethings fighting drug addiction. Middle-aged people in the throes of alcoholism. And families comprised of young parents with children unable to buy food, pay … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

June Spotlight

ONE PERFECT LIE. Lisa Scottoline. Read by George Newbern. Macmillan Audio. One Perfect Lie is crime drama of the highest order. It is also a story about the faces that … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

June Audio Spotlight

RICHARD NIXON. The Life. John A. Farrell. Read by Dan Woren. Penguin Audio. Deja vu anyone? For many, the Donald Trump presidency has been the catalyst for a trek back … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Perspectives of War

BRITAIN’S WAR: INTO BATTLE, 1937-1941. Daniel Todman. Oxford University Press. GREAT STRATEGIC RIVALRIES: FROM THE CLASSICAL WORLD TO THE COLD WAR. Edited by James Lacy. Oxford University Press. THE ALLURE … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

American Gods

AMERICAN GODS. STARZ. 8 Episodes. Airing Sundays. In The Guardian, the reviewer who was trying to describe Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a bit flummoxed. “What genre is this?” he wanted … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Winograd Reviews Bob Dylan’s Triplicate

TRIPLICATE. BOB DYLAN. COLUMBIA RECORDS/SONY. Even Bob Dylan himself would surely admit that, for all his prodigious and endlessly mythologized talents, he’s not the world’s greatest musical interpreter—even of his … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment
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