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A 'Morning Edition' Singalong: Follow Us In Merry Measure

NPR's David Greene and Linda Wertheimer are asking listeners to send in recordings of themselves singing "Deck the Halls." We'll pull them all together into one crazy chorus and play it next week.

Think a graphic novel is too visual to make a good audiobook? Think again. The audio version of Civil War uses sound effects, music and a full cast to bring the superhero story to life.

Books News & Features

Hear, Here: Four Audiobooks With A Brand New Sound

Forget the taped readings of yore. Today's audiobooks feature integrated musical performances, movie-quality sound effects and all-star casts of rotating narrators. Take a peek at the new world of listenable literature with AudioFile magazine founder Robin Whitten's list of four notable audiobooks from 2013.

Detroit's Midtown neighborhood is reviving in the midst of the larger city's decline.

Around the Nation

A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014

It became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. Its former mayor was sentenced to 28 years in prison. And a TV personality compared it to Chernobyl. But a new year is on the horizon, and for some parts of Detroit, things are looking up. Really.

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Deck The Halls Philadelphia Brass Ensemble 0:17

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas Philadelphia Brass Ensemble 0:30

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Why Not? Jacob Teichroew Quintet 0:07

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Sleepless Eyes Jacob Teichroew Quintet 0:30

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34 Miles Away Stephen McQuarry Trio 0:04

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Lunar Stephen McQuarry Trio 1:30

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Money Pink Floyd 0:18

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Any Colour You Like [2011 Remaster] Pink Floyd 1:31

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Detroit Gorillaz 0:03

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All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey 0:30

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Santa Claus is Comin' To Town Smooth Jazz All Stars

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Flight George Cromarty

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Luna Park Signal Hill 0:55

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Rags to Riches Peter Williams

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Help Me Peter Williams

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