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Diverting and Informative Audiobook Nonfiction for Summer Listening

Diverting and Informative Audiobook Nonfiction for Summer Listening

For decades, I read almost no nonfiction. Although I was tempted occasionally, it was always a slog. Then I discovered audiobooks, and they opened up a whole new world world. Now, when I check out ALA’s Notable Books or Carnegie medalists, I’m more likely to have read the nonfiction than the fiction titles. The audiobook […]

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Road Tripping with Eclectic Audiobooks

Road Tripping with Eclectic Audiobooks

Once upon a time, I was wary of audiobooks; I didn’t think they were “real” reading. How wrong I was! Two sparked an obsession: Feed by M.T. Anderson, read by David Aaron Baker, with a full production complete with brain-fed ads and instant messages before I even knew what they were (!), and Shantaram by […]

Reviews of the Week: June is Audiobook Month Special Edition (and new books from Naomi Klein and Jeremy McCarter)

Reviews of the Week: June is Audiobook Month Special Edition (and new books from Naomi Klein and Jeremy McCarter)

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and / or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from June 26 through 30 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, June 26  Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman, read by the author Prepare to be […]

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New Survey Says Libraries Are Feeling the Audiobook Love

New Survey Says Libraries Are Feeling the Audiobook Love

In 2016, audiobook sales grew by double-digits—a 33.9% increase, to be exact. Now, more than 67 million Americans listen to audiobooks each year. These numbers, derived from a just-released study sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, show that the audiobook boom just keeps on booming—great news to use as you promote June is Audiobook Month. Libraries are feeling the love: 27% of listeners […]

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2017 Audie Awards Winners

2017 Audie Awards Winners

The winners of the 2017 Audie Awards have arrived! On Thursday, June 1—just in time for June is Audiobook Month—the Audio Publishers Association doled out the Oscars of audiobooks at the Alliance Française in New York City, in a ceremony hosted by comedian Paula Poundstone. (You can watch a video of the event on Facebook.) […]

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Poetry Unbound: Stories in Verse on Audio

Poetry Unbound: Stories in Verse on Audio

It is Poetry Month, and I have to confess that I’ve never really learned to appreciate poetry—at least not when I read it silently. Poetry, however, offers a new world of pleasures and opens up my imagination to an auditory play of cadence and words. In high school, I discovered stories in verse and plowed my way through Tennyson’s […]

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A Trove of Resources to Help You Get an Audiobook Grant

A Trove of Resources to Help You Get an Audiobook Grant

Do you need to supplement shrinking funds? Are you exploring grants to help integrate audiobooks into your school or library collection? Add the links below to your arsenal of facts and stats to impress evaluators with your audiobook savvy. Tales2Go has plenty of helpful resources, from a great overview of format and service provider options […]

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2017 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Finalists

2017 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Finalists

As co-chair of the Audie Awards, I am thrilled to announce the finalists for Audiobook of the Year and for Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production, the premier levels of industry honors bestowed by the Audio Publishers Association. You can check out the full roster of the other Audie Award nominees here. […]

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Women Reading Women: Audiobooks that Celebrate Female Achievement

Women Reading Women: Audiobooks that Celebrate Female Achievement

Highlighting women from Supreme Court Justices to explorers to queens and more, books that celebrate women and their accomplishments abound, and many are also available on audio. Discover their stories while you commute, walk, shop, cook, or simply relax. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, by Jill Lepore, read by Robin Miles […]

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A Suggestion for EGOT Hopefuls: Narrate an Audiobook
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A Suggestion for EGOT Hopefuls: Narrate an Audiobook

Lin Manuel-Miranda was so close. Had Moana only won an Oscar for Best Original Song, he might have completed an EGOT, the acronym earned by those who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Too bad he couldn’t score an Oscar for his mad audiobook skills – just check out his Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of […]

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