Audiobooks

Knowing a Young Brown Person Might Listen and Feel Less Alone: The Narrative Life of Priya Ayyar
By October 23, 2019 2 Comments Read More →

Knowing a Young Brown Person Might Listen and Feel Less Alone: The Narrative Life of Priya Ayyar

Although audiobooks are just part of Priya Ayyar’s acting career, demand for her narrative talents shows no signs of slowing down. Recent highlights from Ayyar’s audio career are the focus of the “Now Hear This” column in the November 1 issue of Booklist, but Ayyar most definitely has plenty more to say. “Bringing these diverse […]

2019 Audie Award Winners

2019 Audie Award Winners

The 2019 Audie Awards, presented by Audio Publisher’s Association to honor excellence in audiobooks and spoken entertainment, were announced last night at the Audies Gala at Guastavino’s in New York City. The ceremony was hosted by Queer Eye fashion expert and upcoming author and audiobook narrator, Tan France. Taking the prized audiobook of the year award […]

2019 Audie Award Finalists Announced

2019 Audie Award Finalists Announced

The Audio Publisher’s Association has announced the nominees for the 2019 Audie Awards, honoring excellence in audiobooks and spoken entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala at Guastavino’s in New York City on March 4, and hosted by Queer Eye fashion expert and upcoming author and audiobook narrator, Tan France. Congratulations to the […]

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Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Esi Edugyan’s WASHINGTON BLACK, read by Dion Graham
By December 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Esi Edugyan’s WASHINGTON BLACK, read by Dion Graham

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan and read by Dion Graham George Washington Black—called “Wash” for short—is an enslaved ten- or eleven-year-old (he […]

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman
By December 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   The Labyrinth of the Spirits, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and read by Daniel Weyman Casting a male narrator for a novel featuring a […]

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar
By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Transcription, by Kate Atkinson and read by Fenella Woolgar Actress Fenella Woolgar and author Kate Atkinson have shared many creatively fruitful unions. […]

Time Traveling Audiobooks for Youth
By August 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Time Traveling Audiobooks for Youth

Time travel, time paradoxes, time shells, time hollows—are they fantasy? Reality? The following titles are billed as fiction, but they’re also a look into endless possibilities. Last week, we brought you audiobooks about time travel for adults, but it’s time (sorry) younger readers got their due. Go ahead—or back.   47, by Walter Mosley, read […]

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Time Traveling Audiobooks
By August 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Time Traveling Audiobooks

Time manipulation—obsession with, desire for, and attempts at—is a timeless conundrum and, thus far, an elusive temptation. Our ever-waxing fascination is evident in classic stories and sci-fi favorites. Contemporary pop culture continues to feed the frenzy, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, with its foray backward, to the new Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle How to Stop […]

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2018 Audie Award Winners Announced!

2018 Audie Award Winners Announced!

This year’s Audie Award winners were just announced at the 2018 Audies Gala, hosted by Award-winning narrator Simon Vance, at the New York Historical Society in New York City. Lincoln in the Bardo—a production that involved a record 166 narrators—took home the award for Audiobook of the Year. You can read our interview with author George Saunders […]

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MY FAVORITE MURDER and the Case of the Unappealing Readalike List

MY FAVORITE MURDER and the Case of the Unappealing Readalike List

Y’all know My Favorite Murder, right? The super-popular podcast that, through some alchemical magic, blends true crime and comedy as told by two women who do the bare minimum of research and spend as much time detailing personal anecdotes as they do the murders they’re ostensibly covering? MFM has a huge and devoted following—search Etsy […]

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