Freebie Friday

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2 stories from Neil Gaiman & 5 best-sellers from Random House Audio. Download these FREE audiobooks for a summer’s worth of listening!

You’ll love Random House’s terrific Try Audiobooks promotion. Tailored to give suggestions to first-time listeners as well as audiobook fans, the site targets your “listening style,” whether you listen while you are crafting, running or working out, are on the road for business, love sci-fi adventure, or need a family-friendly in-car suggestion. There’s a free title for every group – or grab them all! I can give a five-star thumb’s up for the two I’ve listen to – a perfect Mystery Month listen, Lee Child’s Second Son, read by his partner in crime Dick Hill  and Jack London’s classic The Call of the Wild, beautifully read by Luke Daniels, the tile that inspired my Voices in My Head column “It’s on the Tip of My Tongue.” I have the other three freebies – A Week in Summer by Maeve Binchy, The Cult of the Garage by Chip Heath & Dan Heath, and Clan Rathskeller by Kevin Hearne – safely on my cell phone for listening later in the summer. There’s a cool widget on the site that suggests the perfect match for chunks of time, the “Personal Audiobook Assistant” – a service that librarians are also happy to offer 😉

Audible has two free downloads from Neil Gaiman, read by the author: Cold Colors and Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar, both with a preview to promote Gaiman’s upcoming title, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Grab these now, as the offer could disappear quickly!



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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