Posts tagged ‘audiobook’

January 14, 2012

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Hugo is nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Martin Scorsese, and Best Adapted Screenplay, John Logan.

Martin Scorsese won a Golden Globe for Best Director for Hugo, his adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a publishing phenomenon. The book looks intimidating, but its 533 pages are mostly beautiful black & white illustrations. The book evokes the feeling of a silent film, but in book form.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is also available in audio book. To make up for the lack of illustrations, the audio book tells the wordless parts of the story through orchestrated music and sound.

Selznick’s follow-up book, Wonderstuck, is similar in style, challenging young readers to perceive stories in different ways.

At this time, the Book Cellar has Wonderstruck and the audio book of Hugo, but we are out of stock of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Check out our other blog posts to learn more about The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, The Ides of March, Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, and the rest!

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January 14, 2012

The Help

The Help has received many Academy Award nominations this year: Best Picture, and three acting awards: Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, and Octavia Spencer.

Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress for her glowing performance as Minnie Jackson in The Help.

The Help was nominated for many other Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture. Stars Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain were also nominated.

We barely need to talk about The Help, really. The movie held the number one spot for 25 days, the longest number one streak since The Sixth Sense in 1999. The book was so popular it stayed in hardcover for over two years, and the paperback continues to rest leisurely on its throne at the top of the best-seller charts.

If you have yet to get swallowed up in the hype, the book is worth your time. Not enough time to spare? Pick up the audiobook. It is a fabulous production. Even though it was recorded before the movie, the audiobook stars Octavia Spencer as Minnie, along with Jenna Lamia as Ms. Skeeter and Bahni Turpin as Aibileen.

Read the book and seen the film? Learn more about the author and read her book recommendations on her website.

At this time, the Book Cellar has used copies of both the hardcover and paperback of The Help, new copies of the paperback, and a used audiobook on CD.

Check out our other blog posts to learn more about The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, and the rest!