Audiobooks

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 […]

The 2015 Odyssey Award Interview with Live Oak Media

The 2015 Odyssey Award Interview with Live Oak Media

I recently interviewed director and narrator Dion Graham, winner of Booklist‘s 2012 “Voice of Choice,” along with Arnie and Debra Cardillo, owners of independent, family-owned Live Oak Media about the recording of H.O.R.S.E: A Game of Basketball and Imagination, which also features the vocal talents of H.O.R.S.E.‘s author and illustrator Christopher Myers. The complete H.O.R.S.E. […]

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On World Read Aloud Day, We Need Diverse Audiobooks

On World Read Aloud Day, We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Listening to literature expands our horizons, connecting us to commonalities across cultures while honoring the differences that define our identities. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day every day with audiobooks! World Read Aloud Day, observed on the first Wednesday in March, is a global program that calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. […]

Remembering Leonard Nimoy With His Audio Performance in War of the Worlds
By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Remembering Leonard Nimoy With His Audio Performance in War of the Worlds

The passing of the multi-talented actor and artist Nimoy has shocked fans who mourn the loss of the icon Mr. Spock. Nimoy reprises his Star Trek role on many audiobooks detailing the Star Trek world, narrates his biography I Am Spock (1995), and performs on spoken word recordings in the NPR series “Selected Shorts.” His voice will […]

The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2015 Audies Award Finalists
By February 13, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2015 Audies Award Finalists

Thirty categories of audio excellence, all genres for all ages. These titles are very best in recorded literature, selected by the Audio Publishers Association in the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment. I was thrilled to take part in the process as a judge, and can attest to […]

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American Library Association’s Best Audiobooks
By February 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Library Association’s Best Audiobooks

Need a great listen? Grab these 48 adult audiobooks and 4 youth titles. And more will be announced in a few days! The very best in recorded literature was recognized at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in snowy Chicago. Both the adult Listen List and the youth Odyssey Awards were announced during the conference, while the 2015 […]

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Remembering Edward Herrmann: An Audiobook Tribute by Roger Ebert
By January 5, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Remembering Edward Herrmann: An Audiobook Tribute by Roger Ebert

The last day of 2014 brought the sad loss of Tony-nominated, Emmy-winner Edward Herrmann, a much-beloved actor and favorite of audiobook listeners for his stellar narration of iconic spoken word titles. His multiple Audie Award nods and recognition as the voice of Booklist’s 2013 “Top of the List” Editors’ Choice audio The Boys on the Boat are but […]

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Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!
By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Hear Stephen Colbert read “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury for free thanks to this post on the i09 website, which includes the Colbert segment from Symphony Space’s A Touch of Magic Selected Shorts (NPR, 2010). Plus a link to even more Bradbury freebies! “The Grownup Pleasure of Bedtime Stories: Audiobooks Will Read Adults to Sleep,” […]

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Freebie Friday: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Audio
By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Freebie Friday: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Audio

Washington Irving’s classic tale gets the celebrity treatment in this atmospheric audio narrated by Tom Mison, star of the Sleepy Hollow TV series. Click this link to download to your Kindle Fire, mobile device, tablet or computer’s Audible app. At just over an hour, this makes a great family in-the-car audio or a classroom listen-aloud to connect classic literature […]

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