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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Dec. 4, 2018 1:20 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 30: Fiction 1. Have a Nice Day by Billy Crystal & Quinton Peeples, narrated by Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, Auli'l Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Kevin Kline, Robin Thede & a full cast (Audible...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nov. 27, 2018 2:20 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 23: Fiction 1. Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Simon Vance (Random House Audio) 2. Have a Nice Day by Billy Crystal & Quinton Peeples, narrated by Justin Bartha, Annette Bening,...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nov. 20, 2018 2:58 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 16: Fiction 1. Have a Nice Day by Billy Crystal & Quinton Peeples, narrated by Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, Auli'l Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Kevin Kline, Robin Thede & a full cast (Audible...

'Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

Nov. 18, 2018 5:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the opening...

Hachette Book Group lays off around 2 dozen employees

Nov. 13, 2018 10:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen employees will be laid off in a re-organization at Hachette Book Group. The publisher announced Tuesday that various imprints would be consolidated and merged, ranging from the religious imprint FaithWords to the feminist Seal Press. Among those leaving are Hachette Books...

With J.K. Rowling's help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

Nov. 13, 2018 2:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the "Harry Potter" films. Law spent an afternoon jotting down notes from Rowling who talked to him about Dumbledore's life before...

Review: Latest 'Fantastic Beasts' is a mixed bag of wonders

Nov. 8, 2018 5:39 PM EST

Like the bottomless trunk totted by "magizoolologist" Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is a mixed bag of wonders. Newt (Eddie Redmayne) can reach into his suitcase and, like Mary Poppins before him, pull out just about anything. And it sometimes feels as though J.K. Rowling — a...

'Fantastic Beasts' stars: Grindelwald isn't Trump, exactly

Nov. 3, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp's charismatic leader at the center of the new "Fantastic Beasts" sequel isn't modeled on President Donald Trump. But the stars of "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald," the film written by J.K. Rowling about a dark wizard who becomes a divisive leader in the magical...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 30, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 26: Fiction 1. The Reckoning: A Novel by John Grisham, narrated by Michael Beck (Random House Audio) 2. Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry, narrated by Scott Brick (Audible Studios) 3. I'm From the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story by Morgan Taylor, narrated by the...

'Mockingbird' chosen as America's best-loved novel in vote

Oct. 24, 2018 1:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey, whose results were...