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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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Exclusive: Karin Slaughter Dishes on Audiobooks and Her New Release, CRIMINAL

It’s finally here! Karin Slaughter’s next hotly anticipated novel in her Atlanta series, CRIMINAL, offers double the mystery for listeners, connecting a killing from 1975 to a present-day murder that has some shocking personal repercussions for Detective Will Trent. The dark and thrilling novel is narrated by Kathleen Early, with just the right Southern twang, according to Atlanta native Karin. She kindly shared some of her thoughts about audio narration and CRIMINAL exclusively with AudioGO:

For me, the hardest part about touring is when folks ask me to read from my book.  It’s difficult not just because I’m not a fluent out-loud reader, but because I feel the constant need to edit myself as I’m reading: why did I choose that word?  I should’ve made that paragraph shorter.  Why is anyone listening to me when it’s so awful…wah!!!

There’s a reason lots of authors drink.

That being said, I was very curious to see how Kathleen Early handled the reading of Criminal.  I had the pleasure of speaking to Kathleen on the phone the day of the recording, and I was able to express to her that Sara shouldn’t sound like somebody shook a trailer park to see what accent would drop out.  Likewise, Amanda, Faith and Evelyn are not country bumpkins.  They are educated women.  They don’t wear Daisy Dukes and swill beer.

This is a real problem southerners have with so-called southern accents: they all tend to either sound trashy or Gone With the Wind.  While I’m a huge fan of Gone With the Wind, we’ve moved on a bit since the 1930s and not everyone in the region sounds like they’re speaking with a mouth full of mint julep.

Fortunately for me, Kathleen got it.  She’s a Texas gal, and she knew without me saying that Texas isn’t the south, and that there’s a different cadence to the colloquialisms of rural Georgia and that of a large, cosmopolitan city like Atlanta.  And I was very pleased to find when I got my finished copies of the recording that she incorporated this into her reading.

While I love all my books, I feel a special kinship with Criminal in particular.  The research alone took me a solid year.  In the book, are a lot of different women who have varying points of view, and the story cuts back and forth in time-from 1970s Atlanta to present day.  I based some of the story on interviews I had with female police officers who came up in the 70s and had to put up with some of the resistance I talk about in the book.  The present day stuff with Will Trent, where you learn along with Sara Linton some of the awful things that happened to him in the past, is especially meaningful to me.  While reading a book aloud is really just one person’s interpretation, I think the voices in the audio book are spot-on, and I hope that y’all enjoy listening to the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

~ Karin Slaughter

For more on CRIMINAL, check out Karin’s intriguing microsite at http://www.karinslaughter.com/criminal/, featuring vintage Atlanta photos and map, a 1970s playlist, and some fascinating videos highlighting the period!

Check back here on Monday, July 9th, as we launch our Criminal audio blog tour with lots of chances to win free CDs and downloads of this thrilling listen.

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Bad Faith: The New Must-Read Thriller from Robert K. Tanenbaum

Bad Faith, the newest installment featuring fan-favorites Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, combines two gripping storylines of religion and medical ethics that could have been torn out of today’s headlines.

In the first, Butch battles to convict the parents of a deceased boy for failing to seek medical attention for their son, who believed, wrongly, that prayer was the answer for healing his rare but treatable brain disease. At the same time, Marlene investigates the charismatic demagogue Reverend McCord, who has an undeniable grasp on the parents. Meanwhile, a beautiful but deadly Russian incarcerated assassin, Nadya Malovo, works with Karp from behind bars to prevent a violent attack on New York City. But she harbors a secret vendetta against Karp for interfering in her past crimes, and can’t be trusted. This action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller will leave fans turning pages into the night.

Available on CD June 5, 2012 by AudioGO.

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