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166 Voices: Talking LINCOLN IN THE BARDO with George Saunders and the Team Behind the Year’s Most Ambitious Audiobook

166 Voices: Talking LINCOLN IN THE BARDO with George Saunders and the Team Behind the Year’s Most Ambitious Audiobook

George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, the most hotly anticipated novel of the season, comes out today from Penguin Random House in print and on audio. The latter has garnered far more attention than most audiobooks, and not just because of its author’s pedigree. It’s also an astonishingly ambitious work: a recording containing 166 voices that took four months and […]

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Hunting Down an Elusive Audiobook? Try WorldCat

Hunting Down an Elusive Audiobook? Try WorldCat

With WorldCat as your Watson, there’s no need for Sherlockian skills in the oft-frustrating search for audio editions. Consumers, as well as students and library patrons, often turn to large online vendors like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to see if a title is available in audio format, but these sites don’t provide a complete picture. How could they? Some […]

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BBC Radio 4: A Spoken-Word Treasure Chest

BBC Radio 4: A Spoken-Word Treasure Chest

Are audiobooks and podcasts merging? As listeners turn to serialized stories via podcasts, and audio providers like Audible create original audio serials, the line between the two has begun to blur. One thing is clear: audiobooks and podcasts have both become increasingly popular. The Association of American Publishers announced that downloaded audio grew 31.1% in 2016, making it the fastest growing […]

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The Bluford Series: An Audiobook Bonanza

The Bluford Series: An Audiobook Bonanza

Want to download an entire library of audiobooks for free? The Townsend Press offers all twenty books in teen favorite Bluford series at no charge, in formats for every device, on the Bluford series website. Long appreciated by educators for high-interest topics written in an accessible style, the Bluford series has fans from middle-schoolers to adults. Each professionally recorded […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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July LibraryReads on Audio!

July LibraryReads on Audio!

Listen up—the July LibraryReads list has the soon-to-be-published top ten books that librarians across the country love. 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 reviewed these audio titles, but you can click here to see the July 2016 […]

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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 […]

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development

Looking for scholarly research on the power of audiobooks in literacy development? A study released today has great information for parents looking for ways to keep reading skills sharp over the summer months, librarians seeking increased funding for their audiobook collections, educators who need strong statistics for audiobook grants, or teachers planning next year’s reading […]

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