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Audiobook heaven!

Amazing auction featuring your favorite audiobook narrators, including personalized recordings by four members of the “Hot Men of Audiobooks” club. Dream gifts for audio addicts or yourself  😉

So do you have a voice that makes you swoon? A narrator whose name means you’ll listen to ANY title they read? Get yourself to the Audiobook Auction to benefit fund-raising efforts for the ALS Association Golden West Chapter in honor of Bob & Debra Deyan. Bid TODAY on items that are audiobook heaven for any & every audiobook fan – from kids to grandparents.

The roster includes titles narrated by the biggest stars in the audiobook world, plus professional resources for those looking to become narrators themselves. Autographed sets of audiobooks, lunch with stellar narrators such as Henry “the Fonz” Winkler, invitations to visit actual audiobook recordings on both East & West Coast – the list of offerings is amazing. Check out the full list and grab your favorite item here:

The VERY BEST items up for auction are for those of you who, like me, have *blush* audiobook boyfriends. Yes, it’s true – some narrators are so utterly wonderful that you just fall in love with their voices. My last post about the growing interest in audiobooks featured some ladies who also are featured in the auction – Barbara Rosenblat, Tavia Gilbert, and Robin Miles – whose sultry audiobook girlfriend tones earned them a news feature  “How to Sound Sexy, According to the Women Who Narrate Audiobook Erotica.”. There are plenty of items in the ALS auction I’d love, but check out the amazing offerings from four of my audiobook boyfriends: Scott Brick (with over 600 swoon-worthy audios recordings), Edoardo Ballerini (winner of 2013 Audie Award for solo male narration of Beautiful Ruins), plus Dion Graham and Simon Vance, both recipients of Booklist’s prestigious “Voice of Choice” award. Each of these four narrators will create a PERSONALIZED recording for the top bidder. Audiobook heaven – your very own sweet nothings from your audiobook boyfriend. But don’t just take my word for it – that last post about audiobooks in the news also had the article “Audiobooks: A Rising Industry and a Multitasker’s Dream,” which quoted Vance and described him as the audiobook equivalent of big screen dream boyfriends Anthony Hopkins and George Clooney. There are plenty of audiobook addicts who would have the opposite reaction, like me: “Brad Pitt? He’s ok, I guess, but his voice just can’t compare to my audiobook boyfriends!” In the words of Simon Vance (which I’m co-opting out of context), “Take that, TV actors!”

Bid NOW on your favorite items as the auction ends at 6:00pm PST November 12th, and check out the poster below for more details about the ALS Auction. If you are in the Los Angeles area, plan to attend the LIVE Audiobook Marathon TONIGHT and tomorrow – more details here:




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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  1. Mary Burkey says:

    Happy to share that, thanks to this auction, Dion Graham is MINE 😉

  2. One of the best things about audio books is that you can listen to them in the car. And, you don’t need a book mark. Not even a personalized one. As for falling in love with your audio books voice. I will have to see what my wife thinks about that one. Maybe I shouldn’t mention that part.

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