Audiobooks

September 2015 LibraryReads on Audio!

September 2015 LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the September 2015 LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and provide the ordering […]

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Audiobook Trailer Thursday: Ms. Marvel

Here’s a format we haven’t covered at Book Trailer Thursday: the graphic audiobook. GraphicAudio promises to give listeners an action-packed listening experience, with sound effects and full-cast recordings. It’s interesting to have a trailer to share, too, because although the graphic element is of course what’s missing in an audiobook, this could bridge the gap for […]

Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates Read Between the World and Me

This week, Random House Audio released a short video of Ta-Nehisi Coates reading an excerpt from Between the World and Me, to accompany its audiobook release. The book is written as a letter from Coates to his son, describing what it’s like to be black in America. Here is an excerpt from Mark Levine’s Booklist review: […]

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August 2015 Library Reads on Audio!

August 2015 Library Reads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the August 2015 LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and providing the ordering […]

July 2015 LibraryReads on Audio!

July 2015 LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the July 2015 LibraryReads.) But what about those of you who prefer to listen rather than read? As a service to you, I hunted down the producers of […]

Celebrate June Is Audiobook Month with Celebrity Narrators

Celebrate June Is Audiobook Month with Celebrity Narrators

How to celebrate June Is Audiobook Month #audiomonth? Show some love for the true celebrities behind the mic: professional narrators. The rapidly changing world of audiobook publishing has resulted in challenges as digital technology ramps up the recording timetable, while economic factors have resulted in ever-increasing tasks for the vocal talent. Fortunately, the very best narrators […]

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Kirby Heyborne: Booklist’s 2015 Voice of Choice

Versatile audiobook virtuoso Kirby Heyborne has voiced over 300 audiobooks, picking up accolades galore. His amazing performances on the 2012 and 2014 Odyssey Award winners Rotters and Scowler, both written by Daniel Kraus and published on audio by Listening Library, stand out as benchmarks of excellence. Heyborne’s the absolutely perfect person to be recognized as this year’s “Voice of Choice,” […]

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2015 Audie Award Winners Announced

2015 Audie Award Winners Announced

The Audie Award winners were announced last evening at a Gala in New York, hosted by Jack Gantos. Selected by the Audio Publishers Association, the Audie Awards celebrate the best in recorded literature. Click here to revisit Mary Burkey’s post on the finalists or visit http://www.theaudies.com/ to learn more about the awards. The winning titles […]

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Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists Announced

Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists Announced

Two premiere awards given by the Audio Publishers Association will be named at the annual Audies Awards on May 28th, and today the nominees were released. As a current Audies Award judge, I know that this year’s roster of nominees for the 30 individual category Audies Awards contains the very best in audio enjoyment. As […]

Listen Up Librarians: Over $600 Worth of Free Audiobooks!

Listen Up Librarians: Over $600 Worth of Free Audiobooks!

Starting on May 7, audiobook program SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads every week through August 13—a current young adult title along with a thematically-paired classic. Your own library of more than $600 worth of audiobook titles, in MP3 format compatible with any digital player or computer, and the choices are top titles from the best audiobook […]