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Hop on the AudioGO Invisible Murder Audiobook Blog Tour!

Nina Borg is back…and resistance is futile!

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The winning, fearless heroine of last fall’s smash hit thriller The Boy in the Suitcase returns in the hotly anticipated sequel by authors Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, INVISIBLE MURDER.

Voicing Red Cross nurse Nina once again is the talented Katherine Kellgren, and though Nina’s husband Morten has pleaded with her not to get involved in any more dangerous projects, she agrees to help a friend with a perilous situation at a camp of mysteriously ill Roma refugee children.

Exclusively for you, we’re posting the prologue of this fantastic sequel right here– just click play and enjoy!

Then starting tomorrow, be sure to check in at each day’s tour stop  for a new exclusive clip from Chapter One of INVISIBLE MURDER and to enter daily giveaways to win a copy of this gripping thriller!

Tuesday, October 23             The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Wednesday, October 24        Jen’s Book Thoughts

Thursday, October 25           Literate Housewife

Friday, October 26                 Teresa’s Reading Corner

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A Brew To A Kill (#11 Coffeehouse Mystery) At the Village Blend, a Dash of Murder Makes For a Potent Brew…

Sit down and relax with a good cup of Joe while you cue up the latest Coffeehouse Mystery audiobook, A Brew to a Kill.


Greenwich Village coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has branched out, garnering even more devoted customers with a coffee truck that sells her brew throughout New York City’s five boroughs. But a fatal hit-and-run—and a coffee bag full of contraband—tells Clare it’s time to catch a killer before she winds up in some seriously hot water…

Coffeehouse Mysteries Links:

View the delectable Village Blend Recipes & meet the Coffeehouse Mystery Characters:  Click Here

View the Official Coffeehouse Book Trailer:  Book Trailer

Murder By Mocha’s featured recipes:  Click Here (PDF)

Other Coffeehouse Mystery Audiobooks Available:

On What Grounds

Through The Grinder

Latte Trouble

Decaffeinated Corpse

French Pressed

Murder By Mocha

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Free Download Available July 19-25, 2012–William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

AudioGO is proud to be a sponsor for this summer’s SYNC program.  SYNC is the audiobook publishers’ and AudioFile Magazine’s commitment to introducing the listening experience to the young adult audience.

Antony and Cleopatra
By William Shakespeare
Read by a Full Cast
Published by AudioGO

The twin empires of Egypt and Rome mingle and clash in this towering tragedy. Impulsiveness, passion, mistaken identity, and dark humor all color the fascinating dalliance between Antony and Cleopatra, the larger-than-life pair at the center Shakespeare’s play.

“The challenge of taking a play created for the stage and translating it to the audio format may seem daunting, but this production does just that—exceptionally well.” –Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

–AudioFile Magazine

 

If you want to hear more Shakespeare, try the Arkangel Shakespeare Collection.  Arkangel Shakespeare offers the entirety of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories, specifically produced for audiobook release. This specially created Shakespeare audiobook library brings together a once in a lifetime collection of actors, many from the Royal Shakespeare Company, to commit all 38 plays to audiobook posterity.

Start collecting and listening to the Arkangel Shakespeare collection and discover, or rediscover, the wonder of Shakespeare’s work, the way it was meant to be heard.

Comedy

 

Tragedy

 

History

 

The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare Collection

Also available:

BBC Shakespeare Productions

Shakespeare for Children

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Hit the Road with these Recommendations!

Listening to an audiobook is a great way to help the time on the open road pass quickly.  A good narrator brings the authors text to life in new and exciting ways. Plus it can be lots of fun to choose a title set in a locale to which you are trekking. We invite you to choose one of these destination themed Road Trip Recommendations for your summertime drive. Maybe you’ll find yourself checking the GPS to see if you can skip the upcoming rest area or town in order to keep listening!

Maine

A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns

Massachusetts

Secrets of The Lost Summer by Carla Neggers

Island Apart by Steven Raichlen

Steven Raichlen’s Martha’s Vineyard by Steven Raichlen

Hard Knocks by Howie Carr


Connecticut

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier


New York

The Topless Tulip Caper by Lawrence Block

French Pressed by Cleo Coyle

The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins

(2012 Winner Best Audie Award Nonfiction)


New Jersey

Plugged by Eoin Colfer

Maryland

Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman

Charm City by Laura Lippman

In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman

Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman


Pennsylvania

Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters


Atlanta

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Criminal by Karin Slaughter


Mississippi

Huckleberry Finn (Classic Drama) by Mark Twain

Minnesota

Crewel World by Monica Ferris

North Dakota

The Score by Richard Stark

Texas

A Day That Changed America: The Alamo by Shelley Tanaka


Nevada

The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas by Chris Ewan


California

Schemers by Bill Pronzini

Betrayers by Bill Pronzini

Summer on Wheels by Gary Soto

Hush Money by Chuck Greaves

To view our entire collection, please visit us at www.audiogo.com

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Blog Tour for Karin Slaughter’s CRIMINAL — Daily Giveaways!

Today kicks off the blog tour for Karin Slaughter’s riveting new audiobook, CRIMINAL. Narrated by award-winning actress Kathleen Early, CRIMINAL delves deep into both the past and the present, spinning an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses forty years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man’s deepest secrets. Drop by each of our blog tour stops to hear exclusive audio clips, win your own copy of CRIMINAL, and read reviews from fabulous audiobook bloggers. There’s also a Q&A with Karin where we finally find out what’s #1 on her bucket list.

Monday, July 9: Literate Housewife

Tuesday, July 10: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Thursday, July 12: Book Addict Reviews

Friday, July 13: In Real Life

Monday, July 16: Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Tuesday, July 17: You’ve GOTTA Read This!

Wednesday, July 18: Alison’s Book Marks

Thursday, July 19: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Can’t wait for your chance to win a copy? Get it here.

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Elliott’s Katama Kirs Recipe from Steven Raichlen’s New Audiobook Island Apart

It has been a pleasure sharing the recipes that have made cameos in Steven Raichlen’s novel Island Apart and the exclusive audio companion piece Steven Raichlen’s Martha’s Vineyard: Stories and Recipes from Island Apart.  We couldn’t think of a better way to end the week than with a cocktail that looks decadent and is refreshing to drink (and easy to make!)

Steven Raichlen interviewed on King 5 News in Seattle, WA

You can also watch an interview with Steven discussing his novel and making this cocktail on air.

Katama Kirs Recipe

Serves 2 and can be multiplied as desired.

3 tablespoons wild blueberry syrup (see note below)

12 ounces (1-1/2 cups) champagne or prosecco 

6 to 8 fresh blueberries

Pour the blueberry syrup into the bottom of 2 champagne flutes. Gradually add the champagne or prosecco, gently swirling the glass to blend the ingredients. Add the blueberries and serve at once.

Note:   A kir is a French aperitif consisting of crème de cassis (black current liqueur) topped off with dry white Bourgogne Aligote wine.  Elliott gives the beverage a New England twist by using blueberry syrup and Champagne.  The drink takes its name from Katama Bay off Chappaquiddick’s south shore where the Hermit often goes clamming and fishing.  Blueberry syrup is available at natural foods stores and most supermarkets.  Two good brands are Walden Farms and Stonewall Kitchen. 

© Steven Raichlen, 2012.   All rights reserved.

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Claire’s Bay Scallops with Saffron and Leeks from Steven Raichlen’s New Audiobook Island Apart

Author Steven Raichlen discussing his new novel Island Apart.

Watch a short video of New York Times bestselling author and international TV host Steven Raichlen setting the scene for his new novel Island Apart at Chappaquiddick Island in Martha’s Vineyard.

Listen to Steven Raichlen prepare Claire’s Bay Scallops recipe with bacon sizzling in the background in the companion audio piece Steven Raichlen’s Martha’s Vineyard: Stories and Recipes from Island Apart.

Claire’s Bay Scallops with Saffron and Leeks

“Absolutely loved the interview with Daniel Larsen at Edgartown Seafood! I felt like I was amongst friends listening to their conversation.” ~ Liz M.

Serves 4 to 6.
 
2 pounds genuine bay scallops (from Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket)
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
1 pound leeks (see note below)
3 tablespoons salted butter
1 cup peeled, seeded, diced tomatoes (see note)
1/3 cup dry white vermouth
1/3 cup crème fraiche or heavy cream
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs (preferably brioche crumbs)
1 10-inch cast iron skillet or ovenproof baking dish, buttered

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Soak the saffron in a small bowl with 2 teaspoons of warm water for 10 minutes. Trim and wash the leeks (see note below). Thinly slice the white parts crosswise.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet or sauté pan. Cook the leeks over medium heat until very soft and tender, 6 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Do not let brown. (You may need to lower the heat as the leeks cook.) The leeks should lose half their volume.

Increase the heat to high and stir in the tomatoes. Cook until the tomato liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the vermouth and boil until it’s reduced to 2 tablespoons. Stir in the saffron with its soaking liquid and crème fraiche. Reduce the heat and gently simmer the mixture until the crème fraiche is absorbed and the mixture is creamy and flavorful, 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste: The mixture should be highly seasoned. If using a sauté pan, spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Remove and discard the small crescent-shaped muscle on the side of each bay scallop. (Pull it off with your fingers—it’s tougher than the rest of the scallop.) Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Arrange the scallops on top of the tomato-leek mixture.

Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the scallops. Dot the top with the remaining butter. Bake the scallops until the bread crumbs are sizzling and browned, the scallops are cooked through (but just barely), and the tomato leek mixture is bubbling, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve at once.

Note:  To trim and wash a leek, cut the furry root off the bottom and cut off and discard the dark green leaves. Peel off the outside leaves. The part you use is the pale greenish white center. Cut each leek almost in half lengthwise, leaving the halves attached at the last inch of the base. Rotate the leeks 90 degrees and cut almost in half lengthwise again. Fill a bowl with cold water and plunge the leek up and down in the water to remove all the sand and grit. (Leeks are very sandy.)

 © Steven Raichlen, 2012.   All rights reserved.

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