Audiobooks

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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Audiobook Sales Jump 24 Percent in 2015

Audiobook Sales Jump 24 Percent in 2015

Astronomical growth continues for the audiobook format, the fastest growing segment of publishing. A just-released survey from the Audio Publishers Association show a 24% increase in 2015 sales and a continuing shift to digital downloads. Clearly, the number of audiobook listeners is on the rise—and fast! But a NoveList survey of public and school librarians shows 42 percent […]

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June LibraryReads on Audio!

June LibraryReads on Audio!

Listen up—the June 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 June 2016 […]

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The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2016 Audie Award Winners

The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2016 Audie Award Winners

The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association in a dazzling ceremony that honors the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, and the amazing narrators who bring literature to life. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 categories. The event, hosted by […]

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The Oscars of Audiobooks: A Live Stream of the Audie Awards

The Oscars of Audiobooks: A Live Stream of the Audie Awards

Experience the excitement as the Audiobook Publishers Association announces the top audiobooks of 2016 at a ceremony honoring superstar narrators and outstanding productions. Catch the live streaming webcast provided by Audible tonight—Wednesday, May 11—and rewatch it again afterwards. Log on at 8:00pm Central, here, and join me as Paula Poundstone hosts the glittering formal event […]

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Free Through SYNC, 30 Audiobook Downloads All Summer Long

Free Through SYNC, 30 Audiobook Downloads All Summer Long

Starting May 5th, SYNC offers two teen-friendly downloads every Thursday through August 17.  Now in its sixth year, SYNC has expanded to 15 weeks, with 30 free audiobooks ideal for your school’s summer reading list, your library’s summer reading program, or to choose as an audiobook option for your book club – so help spread […]