Audiobooks

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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Your Audiobook Event Itinerary at #alaac16

Your Audiobook Event Itinerary at #alaac16

Heading for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando? If so, here are three free audiobook-related events you simply can’t miss.     Monday, June 27, 3:30-5:30pm Orange County Convention Center, W110A The Odyssey Award celebration has become one of the most enjoyable events at Annual, as well as a terrific end to the conference. Co-sponsored by Booklist, […]

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Now More Than Ever: We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Now More Than Ever: We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Listening to literature expands our horizons, connecting us to commonalities across cultures while honoring the differences that define our identities. Sharing multicultural audiobooks honors the mission of the We Need Diverse Books movement, committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy—and, ultimately, equality. Through careful attention to authentic accents and atmospheric […]

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July LibraryReads on Audio!

July LibraryReads on Audio!

Listen up—the July LibraryReads list has the soon-to-be-published top ten books that librarians across the country love. 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 July 2016 […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Battlefield Earth

This summer, Galaxy Press is re-releasing a special, twenty-first century edition of L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth in both print and audio. In the trailer, a riveting score ramps up the battle’s import while video game-like spaceships bomb a city. The result is very cinematic, which is especially fitting for an audiobook that includes sound effects, musical scores, and 67 actors playing 198 […]

173 Great Children’s and YA Audiobooks

173 Great Children’s and YA Audiobooks

Sound Learning has developed a new list of 89 outstanding children’s and young-adult audiobook titles, sortable by genre, grade levels, themes, topics, and literary awards – all available in both audio and paperback formats. You can download the collection here. But there’s more—download 84 more titles in the Curriculum Standards Audiobook Collection and Summer Reading Collection and integrate […]

Celebrate June is Audiobooks Month by Sharing Why You #LoveAudiobooks!

Celebrate June is Audiobooks Month by Sharing Why You #LoveAudiobooks!

This year, the Audio Publishers Association has some special plans to celebrate June is Audiobook Month, which kicks off today. To learn more, I asked Katie Punia, public relations and events committee chair for the APA and director of publicity for Penguin Random House Audio, to stop by and share a post. Here’s Katie!   As […]

Audiobook Stars: 10 Top Titles for April 2016

Audiobook Stars: 10 Top Titles for April 2016

Fans will find guaranteed great listening with any of the 36 audiobook titles Booklist reviewed in April, but just 10 received a coveted starred review for notably exceptional audio in genre or format. For the best in the art of audiobook production and narration, check out the adult and youth starred reviews below, and stay tuned for our […]

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