Tag: audio books

2017 Audie Finalists Announced
By February 8, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

2017 Audie Finalists Announced

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for this year’s Audies, the only United States awards devoted solely to audiobooks. This year, I’m the co-chair of the coveted awards, which recognize the very best in the fastest-growing segment in publishing, and I’ve had a backstage peek at the process. If you’re curious about exactly how the […]

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Audiobooks: Read all about ’em!
By November 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Audiobooks: Read all about ’em!

Audiobooks are the hottest thing going in publishing, yet there are few books that give an insider’s view of how the (aural) sausage gets made. Luckily, there’s a terrific new book that gives an eminently readable overview of the history of audiobooks: The Untold Story of the Talking Book by Matthew Rubery, just released by Harvard […]

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November LibraryReads on Audio
By October 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

November LibraryReads on Audio

Crisp fall weather: perfect for a walk in the woods while listening to one of the terrific November LibraryReads audiobook titles. Each month, librarians across the country choose the most buzz-worthy upcoming titles to be featured in the LibraryReads top 10. I’ve searched out the audio editions for you to add to your personal listening list or […]

Buzzworthy Erotic Audiobooks
By October 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Buzzworthy Erotic Audiobooks

On the heels of #SeptemberRomance comes a slightly NSFW innovation that I just have to share: this Daily Mirror story, “Literature with an Added Buzz: Company Creates Vibrator that Works in Time with Erotic Audiobooks. . . and It Can Even be Controlled Remotely by a Partner.” With a title like that, I don’t have much more to […]

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October LibraryReads on Audio
By September 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

October LibraryReads on Audio

Load your device with all of these terrific titles from the October LibraryReads list. Each month, librarians across the country choose the most buzz-worthy upcoming titles to be featured in the LibraryReads top 10. 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 […]

By August 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

A Free, Back-to-School Audiobook Bonanza!

Teachers and librarians, rejoice! Epic!— a fast-growing service developed by audiobook industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature from a wide range of publishers on most digital devices—is giving out the best back-to-school freebie ever: Thousands of ebooks, many with audiobook read-along accompaniment, for your unlimited use, with no end date or limit! Better still, you can create up […]

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September LibraryReads on Audio
By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

September LibraryReads on Audio

From cozy mysteries to scholarly nonfiction, you’ll find great listens for every type of audiobook fan in the September LibraryReads list! Each month, librarians across the country choose the most buzz-worthy upcoming titles to be featured in the LibraryReads top 10. I’ve searched out the audio editions for you to add to your personal listening […]

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Audiobooks Get the Chelsea Clinton Bump

When Chelsea Clinton named-checked Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Goodnight Moon, and A Wrinkle in Time in her speech introducing her mother at the Democratic National Convention, sales numbers and library holds for those books skyrocketed. Give your audiobook collection an election-season boost with Clinton’s video highlighting the impact of audiobooks on childhood literacy. Clinton has a bit of a family history with audiobooks; after […]

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Audiobook Freebie Alert!

Audiobook Freebie Alert!

Build your audiobook library for free! Take advantage of these download freebies—and stay tuned for more. Try Audiobooks, a website from Penguin Random House Audio,  matches your hobbies and activities to audiobooks you might like, giving every listener a free download from a rotating batch of six different audiobooks. I can attest that the current title filed under […]

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Audiobook Stars: 27 Top Titles for Summer 2016

Audiobook Stars: 27 Top Titles for Summer 2016

Too hot to read? Kick back, close your eyes & listen to any of the 116 terrific audiobooks reviewed in Booklist this summer for the best in the art of audiobook production and narration. Start with the 27 adult and youth starred reviews below to hear why this diverse selection has been recognized for notably […]