Greetings of the day – 2 new audiobook services announced


Everything’s better with an exclamation point! Thank you Penguin Now! for re-interpreting the classics! Looking forward to the audiobooks! The website promises “The Penguin Now! list is also set to be supplemented by a range of corresponding audiobooks, read by Brian Blessed!” Don’t know Blessed? Here’s a video showing his ideal suitability for audiobooks!


And this from Audible’s Facebook page:

Audible knows the power of the human voice—but we also understand the value of companionship.
Need a little company in the kitchen? Someone to put the kids to bed?
Upgrade your membership for just $49.95/month, and we’ll send a live narrator to read to you.

Wow! A real, live audiobook reader. Hope this isn’t a today-only offer! 😉




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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