New Releases 8/25

Movies two days one night
Aloha
Citizenfour
Where Hope Grows
Two Days, One Night
Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
A Wolf at the Door
The Big Picture with Kal Penn
Iris
Banksy Does New York

TV Shows walking dead season 5
The Walking Dead Season 5
Revenge Season 4
Harry Season 1
The Mindy Project Season 3
Elementary Season 3
Criminal Minds Season 10
The Good Wife Season 6

CDs emotion
Rock ‘N’ Roll by Buckcherry
Immortalized by Disturbed
Right Here Right Now by Jordin Sparks
Burning Bridges by Bon Jovi
The Meth Lab by Method Man
Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen
Wild Ones by Kip Moore
The Great Unknown by Rob Thomas
Star Wars by Wilco

Audiobooks the taming of the queen
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
X by Sue Grafton
The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
The Last Time I saw Her by Karen Roberts
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

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Zoey’s Staff Picks for August

Here’s what I picked for this month including short reviews:

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby disappearance of eleanor
Dir. Ned Benson; Ft. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Viola Davis

“Once happily married, Connor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone”

What I think is the most unique feature of this film is that Benson split the film into three: “Him”, “Her”, and “Them.” The three films depict differing perspectives between Connor and Eleanor and the way it affects how or even if the couple decides to pick up the pieces of their broken relationship. The dissonance caused by the the two differing experiences is realistic and in return makes it easier for anyone to resonant with the characters. Watching all three, instead of just “Them”, as some people suggest, definitely adds more to the experience. I suggest watching “Him” or “Her” first then “Them.” Benson also does a phenomenal job with his cinematography, he covers traumatic and triggering life events in a demure and sophisticated way.

 

The Secret Scripture secret scripture
By Sebastian Barry

“Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne’s caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne’s life than what she recalls.”

I first read this book during one of my undergraduate senior seminars. The Secret Scripture was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 but won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize that same year. Barry’s work gave interesting insight into the the hardships during the Irish Revolution that permanently and dramatically affected Ireland. I chose this audiobook because of the representation of women in 20th century Ireland. Women were considered lesser to men and were often thrown into mental institutions due to “hysteria,” a disease inaccurately specific to women. Roseanne’s innocence and naivety reflect the hardships she has had to overcome when she grew up much too quickly at such a young age. There is a surprising twist at the end that I particularly enjoyed, though some may argue that the twist cost Barry the Man Booker prize.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases 8/18

Movies Strangerland

Strangerland

La Sapienza

It Happened Here

 

TV Series

Grey’s Anatomy Season 11once upon a time

Once Upon A Time Season 4

Atlantis Season 2 Part 2

Mike & Molly Season 5

NCIS New Orleans Season 1

NCIS Season 12

NCIS Los Angeles Season 6

Royals Season 1

The Blacklist Season 2

 

Music

All For You by Emily West all for you

Midnight by Grace Potter

Vikings by New P0litics

 

Audiobooks

The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellermanfriction

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Friction by Sandra Brown

 

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New Releases 8/11

Movies
Hot Pursuitknick
Operation Wild
I Am Chris Farley
Scandal season 4
The Knick season 1
Dig season 1
2 Broke Girls season 4
Person of Interest season 4
Hell on Wheels season 4

Musicabyss
This is Not a Test by Tobymac
Georgia by Georgia
Kill the Lights by Luke Bryan
Another One by Mac Demarco
Now That’s What I Call Music 55 by various
Now That’s What I Call New Wave 80s by various
Abyss by Chelsea Wolfe

Audiobooks
Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairsteinsilver linings
Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber
Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas*
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
In the Dark Places by Peter Robinson
*on order as an MP3-CD

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Free YA Audiobooks Week Fourteen

It’s Week Fourteen (the final Week) of SYNC’s YA audiobook giveaway!

SYNC is providing one YA bestseller and one classic for free. The current titles are available until August 13th, and while the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Download the 14th free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC

Under a Worn Torn Sky
By L.M. Elliott
Read by Elizabeth Wiley
Published by Tantor Audio

Summary: Henry Foster finds himself behind enemy lines when his airplane is shot down over France. Trying to find his way to freedom he travels by moonlight and relies on the kindness of strangers along the way. Yet, on his journey home he quickly realizes not just the perils of his own situation, but also that of the French people under Nazi rule.


The Old Brown Suitcase
By Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Read by Sofia Newman
Published by Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

Summary: Against all odds, Slava, now a fourteen years old, has survived the Holocaust. With her surviving family, she moves to Canada with just a suitcase filled with memories. While facing the challenges of immigration and building a new life, Slava is still haunted by the memories of the Ghetto and her time in war-torn Poland.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you via Overdrive Media Software installed on your computer (compatible with Windows and Mac) or through an Overdrive App on your mobile device (compatible with iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7).
Visit our OverDrive website to download the App or Software.

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New Releases 8/4

Movies
Insurgent5 flights up
True Story
Child 44
5 Flights Up
Far From the Madding Crowd
A La Mala
Adult Beginners
Every Secret Thing
Madame Bovary
Ride
The Trouble With Chicken
Rick Sebak’s Summer Fun
The Casual Vacancy
Last Tango in Halifax season 3
Orphan Black season 3
How to Get Away With Murder season 1
The Affair season 1
Murdoch Mysteries season 8

MusicBlood
Puccini: Turandot by Andrea Bocelli & Jennifer Wilson
Five Crooked Lines by Finger Eleven
Blood by Lianne La Havas
Male by Natalie Imbruglia
Momentary Master by Albert Hammond, Jr.
Born to Play Guitar by Buddy Guy
Saint Asonia by Saint Asonia

Audiobooksnight sister
Alert by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Deadly Assets by W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV *
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
*available in the MP3-CD format

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Free YA Audiobooks Week Thirteen

It’s Week Thirteen of SYNC’s YA audiobook giveaway!

SYNC is providing one YA bestseller and one classic for free. The current titles are available until August 6th, and while the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Download the 13th free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC

Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles
By Tanya Lee Stone
Read by J.D. Jackson
Published by Brillance Audio

Summary: Steve Harmon is a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial for his supposed role in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner. But was Steve really the lookout? Or was he in the wrong place at the wrong time? In this innovative novel, which is written as though it were a screen play at times, the reader becomes both a witness and a juror in Steve Harmon’s life.


John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night
By Matt Pelfrey
Performed by a Full Cast
Published by L.A. Theatre Works

Summary: An orchestra conductor has been brutally murdered, and the local police arrest Virgil Tibbs, a black police officer who happens to be passing through the southern town. However, on discovering that Tibbs is innocent, he is enlisted to help solve the case.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you via Overdrive Media Software installed on your computer (compatible with Windows and Mac) or through an Overdrive App on your mobile device (compatible with iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7).
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New Releases 7/28

Movies
The Gunmangunman
Danny Collins
Home
The Water Diviner
Justice League: Gods and Monsters
White God
3 Hearts
Life on the Reef
Outbreak

Music
Double Vision by Prince Roycedouble vision
Matching Sweaters by Gaelic Storm
Ashes and Dust by Railroad Earth & Warren Haynes
Silver Tongue Devil by Madchild
Back to the Drawing Board by Lisa Lampanelli
The Blade by Ashley Monroe
Shockwave Supernova by Joe Satriani
Southpaw soundtrack by various artists

Audiobooks
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain ^circling the sun
The Forgotten by Heather Graham*
Thrill Me by Susan Mallery *
Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson*
Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell
Badlands by C. J. Box ^
Brush Back by Sara Paretsky*
*on MP3-CD format
^ on order in the Playaway format

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Free YA Audio Week Twelve

It’s Week Twelve of SYNC’s YA audiobook giveaway!

SYNC is providing one YA bestseller and one classic for free. The current titles are available until July 30th, and while the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Download the 12th free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC

March
By Geraldine Brooks
Ready by Richard Easton
Published by Brilliance Audio

Summary: While the adventures of the March sisters are well know, not much is known about their father who is away at war. Geraldine Brooks tells March’s story he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.

Little Women
By Louisa May Alcott
Read by Kate Reading
Published by Listening Library

Summary: Alcott’s famous novel follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – detailing their coming of age at a turbulent time. Money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war. Yet, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you via Overdrive Media Software installed on your computer (compatible with Windows and Mac) or through an Overdrive App on your mobile device (compatible with iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7).
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New Releases 7/14

Moviescrimson field
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
It Follows
The Longest Ride
Ex Machina
Clouds of Sils Maria
Red Knot
The Crimson Field

Musicmobile orchestra
Mobile Orchestra by Owl City
Ghost Notes by Veruca Salt
Working Girl by Little Boots
Morning/Evening by Four Tet
Black Rose by Tyrese
Paper Towns Soundtrack by various

Audiobooksgo set a watchman
Naked Greed by Stuart Woods^
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen*
After the Storm by Linda Castillo
*on order in the MP3-CD format
^also on order in the Playaway format

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