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166 Voices: Talking LINCOLN IN THE BARDO with George Saunders and the Team Behind the Year’s Most Ambitious Audiobook
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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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BBC Radio 4: A Spoken-Word Treasure Chest
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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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Reviews of the Week: Aprilynne Pike, Leigh Bardugo, Jay Asher, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Aprilynne Pike, Leigh Bardugo, Jay Asher, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and / or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 1 through August 5 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, August 1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II, […]

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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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Free Through SYNC, 30 Audiobook Downloads All Summer Long

Free Through SYNC, 30 Audiobook Downloads All Summer Long

Starting May 5th, SYNC offers two teen-friendly downloads every Thursday through August 17.  Now in its sixth year, SYNC has expanded to 15 weeks, with 30 free audiobooks ideal for your school’s summer reading list, your library’s summer reading program, or to choose as an audiobook option for your book club – so help spread […]

May 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!

May 2016 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 May 2016 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 […]

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Reviews of the Week: Beth Kendrick, Paul Theroux, Mindy Kaling, and More
By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Beth Kendrick, Paul Theroux, Mindy Kaling, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 14–18 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, September 14 Put a Ring on It, […]

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Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from June 15–19 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 15th The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown […]

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