Audiobooks

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development

Looking for scholarly research on the power of audiobooks in literacy development? A study released today has great information for parents looking for ways to keep reading skills sharp over the summer months, librarians seeking increased funding for their audiobook collections, educators who need strong statistics for audiobook grants, or teachers planning next year’s reading […]

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Tantor Media Makes Thoreau’s Walden Free to Download for Earth Day

Tantor Media Makes Thoreau’s Walden Free to Download for Earth Day

Listen to an essential tribute to nature this weekend while you celebrate the 46th Earth Day. Tantor Media has a limited time, FREE audiobook download of Henry David Thoreau’s classic memoir of his two years, two months, and two days living a simple life in his cabin at Walden Pond. Narrator Mel Foster’s artful phrasing of […]

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May 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!

May 2016 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 May 2016 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 information […]

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Book Trailer Thursday BONUS: The Great American Whatever

Tim Federle reflects on recording the audiobook of his newest title, The Great American Whatever. Federle’s first two author-narrated audiobooks—Better Nate Than Ever & Five, Six, Seven, Nate!—were both named Odyssey Honor titles, so get ready for another must-have addition to your collection. Alert readers have noticed this is our second Book Trailer Thursday post […]

2016 Audie Award Finalists: Audiobook of the Year and More

2016 Audie Award Finalists: Audiobook of the Year and More

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for the premier level of Audies Awards: Audiobook of the Year, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production. This is the first year that the three awards for excellence will be announced at the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC), which will be held on May […]

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April 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!
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April 2016 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 April 2016 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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March 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!
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March 2016 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 March 2016 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 […]

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The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2016 Audie Award Finalists
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The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2016 Audie Award Finalists

A total of 135 audiobooks in 25 categories, from classics to erotica, business to paranormal, and every genre for every age. The Audio Publishers Association honors distinction in audiobook and spoken-word entertainment with the Audies, the only awards program in the United States devoted solely to the audio format. The audiobook field is the fastest-growing segment in publishing, and […]

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February 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!
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February 2016 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 February 2016 LibraryReads.) For the listeners out there, here’s the ordering information for the audio versions for these titles. (Please note that we have not yet had time to review these new […]

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January 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!
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January 2016 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 January 2016 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 information […]

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