Audiobooks

Audiobook Freebie: Dust, by Arthur Slade

Audiobook Freebie: Dust, by Arthur Slade

Dust, by Arthur Slade Named a “Best Book for Young Adults” by YALSA and a Booklist “Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth,” Dust—about a community entranced by a mysterious stranger and an 11-year-old boy in search of his missing brother—is a haunting, eerie thriller that calls up Ray Bradbury’s classic Something Wicked This Way Comes […]

October LibraryReads on Audio

October LibraryReads on Audio

Load your device with all of these terrific titles from the October LibraryReads list. Each month, librarians across the country choose the most buzz-worthy upcoming titles to be featured in the LibraryReads top 10. I’ve searched out the audio editions for you to add to your personal listening list or library order, with details below. We’ve not yet […]

A Free, Back-to-School Audiobook Bonanza!

Teachers and librarians, rejoice! Epic!— a fast-growing service developed by audiobook industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature from a wide range of publishers on most digital devices—is giving out the best back-to-school freebie ever: Thousands of ebooks, many with audiobook read-along accompaniment, for your unlimited use, with no end date or limit! Better still, you can create up […]

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September LibraryReads on Audio

September LibraryReads on Audio

From cozy mysteries to scholarly nonfiction, you’ll find great listens for every type of audiobook fan in the September LibraryReads list! Each month, librarians across the country choose the most buzz-worthy upcoming titles to be featured in the LibraryReads top 10. I’ve searched out the audio editions for you to add to your personal listening […]

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Audiobooks Get the Chelsea Clinton Bump

When Chelsea Clinton named-checked Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Goodnight Moon, and A Wrinkle in Time in her speech introducing her mother at the Democratic National Convention, sales numbers and library holds for those books skyrocketed. Give your audiobook collection an election-season boost with Clinton’s video highlighting the impact of audiobooks on childhood literacy. Clinton has a bit of a family history with audiobooks; after […]

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Audiobook Freebie Alert!

Audiobook Freebie Alert!

Build your audiobook library for free! Take advantage of these download freebies—and stay tuned for more. Try Audiobooks, a website from Penguin Random House Audio,  matches your hobbies and activities to audiobooks you might like, giving every listener a free download from a rotating batch of six different audiobooks. I can attest that the current title filed under […]

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Audiobook Air Travel Escapes

Audiobook Air Travel Escapes

It’s summer, and it seems like lines at the airport have never been longer. We at Booklist have the perfect antidote to the frustrations of air travel: audiobooks! They’re a hands-free way to enjoy stories that help you escape the tedium at the airport and in the air. New titles and old fill the bill, so […]

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Audiobook Stars: 27 Top Titles for Summer 2016

Audiobook Stars: 27 Top Titles for Summer 2016

Too hot to read? Kick back, close your eyes & listen to any of the 116 terrific audiobooks reviewed in Booklist this summer for the best in the art of audiobook production and narration. Start with the 27 adult and youth starred reviews below to hear why this diverse selection has been recognized for notably […]

August LibraryReads on Audio

August LibraryReads on Audio

Listen up! The August LibraryReads list gives librarians’ top 10 soon-to-be-published books. I’ve searched out the audio editions for you to add to your personal listening list or library order, with details below. We’ve not yet reviewed these audio titles, but you can click here to see the Booklist print reviews. If you’d like more information on LibraryReads, along […]

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Stephen King Loves Audiobooks. Do You?

Stephen King is just one of 16 notable authors and narrators extolling the virtues of audiobooks for the Audio Publishers Association’s public awareness campaign. Launched last week to coincide with vacation time, when listening spikes, “A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes” consists of short, punchy video clips perfect for social media. To promote your library’s downloadable and CD collections, visit […]

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