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Colleen Tsironis

August To-Read Pile

July 9, 2015Colleen Tsironis 0

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Planet Girl by Tommy Greenwald Here’s the fifth title in the award winning (YALSA Amazing Audiobook) Charlie Joe Jackson series.  Perfect for reluctant readers in grades 3-6, these hilarious novels are all narrated by MacLeod Andrews, whose voice reminds me of an older teen.  Charlie’s big dilemma in book five […]

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Book Review: The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon

April 24, 2015Colleen Tsironis 0

One of my fondest memories as a mom is sitting on the ground, with a boy in my lap, reading through an endless supply of board books.  Before they could speak, my kids would toddle over, book in hand, and just start backing up into my lap. There was always time for another story or six. Bedtime […]

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Book Review: What I Know For Sure

January 13, 2015Colleen Tsironis 1

What I Know For Sure, by Oprah Winfrey, is a must-listen. This is a book to enjoy today and revisit every few years. That’s my plan. Readers of O, The Oprah Magazine, will recognize the title—each issue ends with Oprah’s column, aptly named “What I Know For Sure.” I came to this book as a listener first. […]

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Book Review: brown girl dreaming

December 16, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

I discovered brown girl dreaming right before the National Book Award was announced. Narrated by the author, brown girl dreaming is written in verse and the poems all fit together to tell Jacqueline’s story—what it was like growing up in South Carolina and New York City during the civil rights movement, and how crucial words and stories were to her as a girl.

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Gone Girl: Book, Movie, and Audiobook

November 11, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

Yesterday I finished listening to Gone Girl. The unabridged, 19 hour and 19 minute audiobook was fantastic! For me, this was the very best way to experience this particular story. Even after reading the novel and seeing the movie, there were new details to discover as I listened.

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Narrator Interview: Nicola Barber

June 24, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Nicola Barber, a two-time Audie Award Winner and 2013 Audie nominee for Call the Midwife. Since 2010, Nicola has narrated over 130 audiobooks. In between narrating projects, her voice over work includes national TV for Coca-Cola, promotional videos for Pampers and Skype, national radio spots for Hilton Hotels and Verizon Wireless. Nicola graciously agreed to answer a few of my questions related to audiobook narration.

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Better World Books

May 30, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

Too many books? I realize there is no such thing … unless you are moving and have used up the good will of friends who have lifted one box of books too many. Or maybe you’ve run out of shelving and decide you really can part with that dog-eared Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D paperback, now that the 3D glasses are long gone and your child has moved on to SpongeBob.

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