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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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The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2016 Audie Award Finalists
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The Year’s Best Audiobooks: 2016 Audie Award Finalists

A total of 135 audiobooks in 25 categories, from classics to erotica, business to paranormal, and every genre for every age. The Audio Publishers Association honors distinction in audiobook and spoken-word entertainment with the Audies, the only awards program in the United States devoted solely to the audio format. The audiobook field is the fastest-growing segment in publishing, and […]

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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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Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists Announced

Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists Announced

Two premiere awards given by the Audio Publishers Association will be named at the annual Audies Awards on May 28th, and today the nominees were released. As a current Audies Award judge, I know that this year’s roster of nominees for the 30 individual category Audies Awards contains the very best in audio enjoyment. As […]

Listen Up Librarians: Over $600 Worth of Free Audiobooks!

Listen Up Librarians: Over $600 Worth of Free Audiobooks!

Starting on May 7, audiobook program SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads every week through August 13—a current young adult title along with a thematically-paired classic. Your own library of more than $600 worth of audiobook titles, in MP3 format compatible with any digital player or computer, and the choices are top titles from the best audiobook […]