Audiobooks

2018 Audie Award Finalists Announced
By February 6, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

2018 Audie Award Finalists Announced

The Audio Publisher’s Association has announced the nominees for the 2018 Audie Awards, honoring excellence in audiobooks and spoken entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala at the New York Historical Society on May 31. Congratulations to the distinguished nominees! Below is a complete list of finalists, linked to their Booklist reviews when […]

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Remembering Katherine Kellgren

Remembering Katherine Kellgren

Our video editor Sue Ellen Beauregard remembers superstar audiobook narrator Katherine Kellgren upon her untimely passing.      The extraordinary reader of more than 250 audiobooks, Katherine Kellgren passed away on January 10 at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York following a nearly four-year battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. I learned […]

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LibraryReads on Audio Favorites 2017
By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

LibraryReads on Audio Favorites 2017

LibraryReads has announced its top selections from 2017! For those of you who prefer to listen rather than to read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and provide the ordering information below—a handy tool for both personal listening and collection development. Below, this year’s LibraryReads favorites on audio, linked to their Booklist […]

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2018 Spoken Word Grammy Nominees Announced, and a Freebie from the Boss
By November 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

2018 Spoken Word Grammy Nominees Announced, and a Freebie from the Boss

The Recording Academy announced the 2018 Grammy Award nominees yesterday. This year’s Ed Sheeran snub shocked many, but an equal number of people may be surprised to hear that the Grammys honor audiobooks—but they have been recognized in the Spoken Word category since 1959. Often, these works include audiobooks written by celebrities and read by […]

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November Library Reads On Audio
By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

November Library Reads On Audio

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader, along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the November 2017 print LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and provide the ordering information below—a […]

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October LibraryReads on Audio!
By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

October LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader, along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the October 2017 print LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and […]

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Diverting and Informative Audiobook Nonfiction for Summer Listening

Diverting and Informative Audiobook Nonfiction for Summer Listening

For decades, I read almost no nonfiction. Although I was tempted occasionally, it was always a slog. Then I discovered audiobooks, and they opened up a whole new world world. Now, when I check out ALA’s Notable Books or Carnegie medalists, I’m more likely to have read the nonfiction than the fiction titles. The audiobook […]

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Road Tripping with Eclectic Audiobooks

Road Tripping with Eclectic Audiobooks

Once upon a time, I was wary of audiobooks; I didn’t think they were “real” reading. How wrong I was! Two sparked an obsession: Feed by M.T. Anderson, read by David Aaron Baker, with a full production complete with brain-fed ads and instant messages before I even knew what they were (!), and Shantaram by […]

July LibraryReads on Audio

July LibraryReads on Audio

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader, along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the July 2017 print LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and […]

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For Hot Summer Days, Try These Cold Cases on Audio

For Hot Summer Days, Try These Cold Cases on Audio

Cold cases are hot in crime writing today. This subgenre that unites fans of historical mysteries with those who appreciate the scientific methods and tools—from cell phones to DNA—of contemporary crime stories. Here are some recommended titles on audio, linked to their Booklist reviews.   Blacklight Blue, by Peter May, read by Simon Vance Enzo Macleod, […]

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