Tag: audio books

Stephen King Loves Audiobooks. Do You?

Stephen King is just one of 16 notable authors and narrators extolling the virtues of audiobooks for the Audio Publishers Association’s public awareness campaign. Launched last week to coincide with vacation time, when listening spikes, “A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes” consists of short, punchy video clips perfect for social media. To promote your library’s downloadable and CD collections, visit […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
Reviews of the Week: Margaret Haddix Brown, Aaron Becker, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Margaret Haddix Brown, Aaron Becker, and more!

Children of Exile by Margaret Haddix Brown Rosi, 12, has lived all her life in sheltered Fredtown, a community of adults who took in refugee children to raise them in a safe environment. Her adoptive parents have lovingly raised Rosi and her little brother, Bobo, but always made it clear that one day they—and all the […]

Your Audiobook Event Itinerary at #alaac16

Your Audiobook Event Itinerary at #alaac16

Heading for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando? If so, here are three free audiobook-related events you simply can’t miss.     Monday, June 27, 3:30-5:30pm Orange County Convention Center, W110A The Odyssey Award celebration has become one of the most enjoyable events at Annual, as well as a terrific end to the conference. Co-sponsored by Booklist, […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book Awards
Now More Than Ever: We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Now More Than Ever: We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Listening to literature expands our horizons, connecting us to commonalities across cultures while honoring the differences that define our identities. Sharing multicultural audiobooks honors the mission of the We Need Diverse Books movement, committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy—and, ultimately, equality. Through careful attention to authentic accents and atmospheric […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book Lists

Book Trailer Thursday: Battlefield Earth

This summer, Galaxy Press is re-releasing a special, twenty-first century edition of L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth in both print and audio. In the trailer, a riveting score ramps up the battle’s import while video game-like spaceships bomb a city. The result is very cinematic, which is especially fitting for an audiobook that includes sound effects, musical scores, and 67 actors playing 198 […]

173 Great Children’s and YA Audiobooks

173 Great Children’s and YA Audiobooks

Sound Learning has developed a new list of 89 outstanding children’s and young-adult audiobook titles, sortable by genre, grade levels, themes, topics, and literary awards – all available in both audio and paperback formats. You can download the collection here. But there’s more—download 84 more titles in the Curriculum Standards Audiobook Collection and Summer Reading Collection and integrate […]

Celebrate June is Audiobooks Month by Sharing Why You #LoveAudiobooks!

Celebrate June is Audiobooks Month by Sharing Why You #LoveAudiobooks!

This year, the Audio Publishers Association has some special plans to celebrate June is Audiobook Month, which kicks off today. To learn more, I asked Katie Punia, public relations and events committee chair for the APA and director of publicity for Penguin Random House Audio, to stop by and share a post. Here’s Katie!   As […]

Guilty Pleasures: Adult Fiction for Books-for-Youth Reviewers

Guilty Pleasures: Adult Fiction for Books-for-Youth Reviewers

Cindy and Lynn: So we mostly read books for teens and kids. Duh! That’s our job, right? There are SO many great books for kids out there that youth books make up about 98% of our reading. (We hope our brilliant editors are listening!) But every so often the siren song of adult books gets […]

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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,” […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book Awards