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@AudioFileMag December 2017/January 2018 n 69 Audiobooks That Inspire and Inform MOONBIRD Philip Hoose, read by Philip Hoose Follow the life of a 20-year-old shorebird and the scientists who follow his activities in order to learn more about both the eco- system and the human place in it. Brilliance Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, MP3, DD Library Ed.: CD, PRE THE ART OF GRACE Sarah L. Kaufman, read by Christine Delaine Both physical and social grace receive attention as these reflections explore phys- ical movement in sports, dance, movies, and growing our capacity for kindness. HighBridge Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD ON WRITING Stephen King, read by Stephen King The master of horror tells his own life story, how it has informed his character creations, and the main role writing plays in his identity. Would-be writers: Pay atten- tion to his sound advice. Simon & Schuster Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD LIFE AND DEATH IN THE ANDES Kim MacQuarrie, read by Jonathan Yen In this collection of short pieces by a histori- an of indigenous peoples and documentary filmmaker, listeners can learn about his- torical figures with ideas and actions that engage us today, and also why South America is a geographic wonder. Tantor Media Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, MP3, DD GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES Ruth Reichl, read by Bernadette Dunne Culinary expert, restaurant reviewer, and independent woman—each of these aspects of the author receives explicit attention as she shares stories from her life as a food critic. Books on Tape Library Ed.: CD, DD MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA Tavis Smiley with David Ritz, read by Tavis Smiley Poet, actress, and public educator Maya Angelou inspired talk show host Smiley through years of their friendship. Listeners can gain insights from both of their experiences in this memoir. Hachette Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars Dava Sobel, read by Cassandra Campbell Women's roles in interpreting astronomical observations made by male astronomers get center stage, along with attention to primary sources (personal letters and diaries from the 1880s and beyond). Penguin Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD Books on Tape Library Ed.: CD, DD Make Sound Choices with Reviews & Recommendations from AudioFile FREE E-Newsletters Sign Up Now! audiofilemagazine.com/ email-subscribe Your Next Audiobook Should Be Great!

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