Audiobooks

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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#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth

#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth

More than ringing bells & kettles, there’s plenty of business wisdom in Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army, written by Robert Watson & Ben Brown and read by Bob Souer. The 2014 Audes Award judges named Leadership Secrets the top business / educational audiobook of the year, and publisher eChristian would like to celebrate with a FREE […]

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Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14

Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14

What does it take to strike Odyssey gold twice? I was fortunate to interview the core group behind TWO Odyssey Award-winners: Daniel Kraus, author of both 2014 Odyssey winner Scowler and 2012 Odyssey winner Rotters, Listening Library’s Executive Acquisitions Editor Rebecca Waugh, plus narrator Kirby Heyborne and producer/director Kelly Gildea, the duo who translated both of Kraus’ […]

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Classics: Perfect Audiobook Listening! #audiomonth

Classics: Perfect Audiobook Listening! #audiomonth

Readers’ Advisory expert Joyce Saricks is an audio addict – a perfect combination for suggesting top audiobooks. Here’s what she says in her recent Booklist “At Leasure” column: Here it is June again, the month we celebrate audiobooks and the pleasures they bring to listeners everywhere. It’s a time when addicts like me would like […]

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Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth

Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth

Listeners love a good biography, one of the most popular audiobook genres. If you are looking for your next great listen, try the titles on this list, which includes celebrity memoirs, autobiographies and scholarly studies, published over the past two years. You’ll find something perfect for drive-time enjoyment, whether a two hour listen for around town  or […]

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What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth

What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth

Booklist Audio Editor Joyce Saricks reports in on the rapid changes in the audiobook publishing world. From statistics to shifts in popular  genres, there are terrific tidbits of audio insider news to know. Plus, there’s plenty of suggestions as Saricks names great newly published listens for every audio fan. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.booklistonline.com/Trending-on-Audio/pid=6839299   […]

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Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]