Search Results: "Attic Sound & Music Ltd"


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PRINCESS PETAL AND THE TRAPDOOR by Joss  Albért
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"Even with some nicely executed animation and an impressive look, the story of the princess and the trapdoor is too slight a narrative for its production work. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
A visually snazzy app about a bored princess is hamstrung by a weak story. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC by Bert Fink
adapted by Bert Fink, illustrated by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Buy the DVD instead. (Pop-up/historical fiction. 5-8)"
"One of Maria's favorite things was to sing out loud. Maria, however, lived and studied in a very serious place called Nonnberg Abbey…. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"More for headbangers than outsiders."
Fevered history of the underdog genre that has sold 75 million records in the US alone. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This stellar book will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers interested in modern technology's startling effects on music and popular culture."
Musician Dolby (Arts/Johns Hopkins Univ.) debuts with an absorbing account of his pioneering work merging digital music with film, technology, and science. Read full book review >

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VOODOO, LTD. by Ross Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Murder, blackmail, double-crossing galore—it all adds up to a delightfully relaxed canter around WuDu's track."
Artie Wu and Quincy Durant, the principal soldiers-of-fortune in WuDu, Ltd. Read full book review >

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SOUND by Alexandra Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Unpredictable plot, vivid settings, and a queer, dark-skinned black girl as a protagonist in far-future science fiction: essential. (Science fiction. 14-17) "
On a research mission to deep space, a girl makes bold and terrifying choices. Read full book review >

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SOUND by T.M. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Smart, entertaining post-postmodernism, and with surfboards, too."
Clever debut novel of the Jersey Shore and more urbane environs by hip-hop journo and Yale Law grad Wolf. Read full book review >

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TESLA'S ATTIC by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild tale in the spirit of Back to the Future, with a hint of Malamud's The Natural tossed in. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
In Book 1 of the Accelerati Trilogy, Nick Slate cleans out his attic, holds a garage sale and changes "the very course of human existence." Read full book review >

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Chloes Enchanted Attic by Jerry J Yeaman
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"Not revelatory YA, yet an engrossing, easy read that should appeal to young readers ready for a fantasy adventure."
In his debut YA book, Yeaman creates an action-packed adventure focused on a young girl named Chloe who's unexpectedly summoned to save the world from the reign of an evil maharajah with magical powers. Read full book review >

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ATTIC LIGHT by Carol Burnham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A low-budget Fatal Attraction story that tries too hard to be a blockbuster."
An overwritten, overwrought, and underpowered first novel about a woman who loves the wrong man too much. Read full book review >

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SOUND ON SOUND by Christopher Sorrentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"A bloodless narrative that reads like a notebook for a novel, an exercise in style, or an academic deconstruction of rock culture—none of which has enough to do with the pulse of the music itself."
Sorrentino's first novel erects a complex structure for what is ultimately a simple premise: that rock-and-roll in the 1980's reflected the decade's greed and ambition. Read full book review >