Tag: audiobook narrators

Remembering Katherine Kellgren

Remembering Katherine Kellgren

Our video editor Sue Ellen Beauregard remembers superstar audiobook narrator Katherine Kellgren upon her untimely passing.      The extraordinary reader of more than 250 audiobooks, Katherine Kellgren passed away on January 10 at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York following a nearly four-year battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. I learned […]

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A Star-Studded Starvaganza of Star-Caliber Audiobooks Narrated by Stars
By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

A Star-Studded Starvaganza of Star-Caliber Audiobooks Narrated by Stars

The audiobook for George Saunders’ new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, used an unprecedented 166 narrators—many of them celebrities—to tell an unconventional story of Abraham Lincoln morning his young son. (Mary Burkey interviewed Saunders and his production team to learn how it all came together.) But audiobooks narrated by a single celebrity narrators aren’t at all […]

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Reviews of the Week: Richelle Mead, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Lisa Unger, and More

Reviews of the Week: Richelle Mead, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Lisa Unger, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from March 21–25 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, March 21 Dictator, by Robert Harris, read […]

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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 […]

Celebrate June Is Audiobook Month with Celebrity Narrators

Celebrate June Is Audiobook Month with Celebrity Narrators

How to celebrate June Is Audiobook Month #audiomonth? Show some love for the true celebrities behind the mic: professional narrators. The rapidly changing world of audiobook publishing has resulted in challenges as digital technology ramps up the recording timetable, while economic factors have resulted in ever-increasing tasks for the vocal talent. Fortunately, the very best narrators […]

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Kirby Heyborne: Booklist’s 2015 Voice of Choice

Versatile audiobook virtuoso Kirby Heyborne has voiced over 300 audiobooks, picking up accolades galore. His amazing performances on the 2012 and 2014 Odyssey Award winners Rotters and Scowler, both written by Daniel Kraus and published on audio by Listening Library, stand out as benchmarks of excellence. Heyborne’s the absolutely perfect person to be recognized as this year’s “Voice of Choice,” […]

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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 […]

Rock Stars, Movie Stars, Audio Stars
By November 16, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Rock Stars, Movie Stars, Audio Stars

Book groups with members who are holding out as listeners might convert once they listen to NPR’s Lynn Neary interview award-winning narrator, George Guidall, and best-selling author, Wally Lamb. Lamb admired Guidall’s vocal talents so much after hearing I Know This Much is True, that he requested Guidall for the recording of his latest novel, […]

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