Audiobooks

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup
By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup

Lots of links of interest. First up: Cory Doctorow says “Amazon vs Hachette is nothing: just WAIT for the audiobook wars!” This BoingBoing blog post says what many in the audiobook world have been thinking about the changing marketplace. A FABULOUS three-part series on Teenreeds.com by Shara Zaval that provides an incredible, in-depth look at […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Best Freebie Friday Ever: Thousands of Ebooks FOREVER

Teachers and librarians, rejoice! Here’s the best Freebie Friday EVER. Thousands of ebooks for your unlimited use, for free, with NO END DATE OR LIMIT! Currently available for the iPad, Epic! is a fast-growing service developed by industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature on tablets and digital devices. Even though I’m an Android user, […]

Coming Soon to an Event Near You: Audiobookmobile
By August 26, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Coming Soon to an Event Near You: Audiobookmobile

How cool is this? The Audio Publishers Association is taking the show on the road. What a great opportunity for public libraries to highlight their audiobook collection. The initiative was announced on Shelf Awareness, with a listing of five upcoming locations. I’ll get the whole scoop for you ASAP, along with contact information for libraries […]

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In the Audiobook Studio with Jon Scieszka

Former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka gives an insider’s look at the audiobook recording process in this sneak peek video captured while the author narrated Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor. Scieszka is a huge audiobook fan – his “Guys Read” website created by Listening Library has tons of ideas for parents & teachers […]

Freebie Friday – Three great audiobooks for kids & adults

Freebie Friday – Three great audiobooks for kids & adults

Fill your car with great vacation listening! Two classics & one brand-new YA title – all perfect for family listening for those with older tweens & teens. This week’s titles for SYNC must be downloaded by August 6th, so grab these quick: DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, read by Andrew Eiden & others, published […]

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Today-only Free Audiobooks!

Today-only Free Audiobooks!

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde + Headstrong. Two terrific FREE audiobook titles perfect for classroom or commute! Here’s the link: http://www.audiobooksync.com/2014/07/24/in-sync-week-11-we-go-inside-the-mind/ Grab Headstrong by Patrick Link, read by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, & Scott Wolf and published by L.A. Theatre Works. In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional […]

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News you can use: Audiobook Round-up

News you can use: Audiobook Round-up

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]

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In memoriam: Helen Ditlow

In memoriam: Helen Ditlow

So sad to learn of the passing of Helen Ditlow, co-founder of Listening Library with husband Anthony in 1955, a true audiobook pioneer & 2005 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Acheivement Award-winner. Condolences to son Tim Ditlow & the rest of her family. Here is her complete obituary: Helen Peterson Ditlow Born in Chicago, Illinois on […]

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Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!

Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!

Watch the amazing video of his rap “Ain’t Nobody Change the World Like a Librarian.” It was a librarian love fest  at the 2014 Odyssey Award celebration on June 30th at ALA’s Las Vegas conference, as Heyborne topped his previous original composition performed at the 2012 Odyssey celebration. The crowd sported Team Scowler masks as narrator Kirby Heyborne, author Daniel Kraus, […]

Fabulous July 4th Freebie: Download audiobook of U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence.

Fabulous July 4th Freebie: Download audiobook of U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence.

But hurry! Deadline is July 3rd at 10:59 am. Here’s the link to get your FREE copy of primary sources from Random House Audio: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States:  http://snapp.to/1mkmsRK  

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