Audiobooks

Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!
By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Hear Stephen Colbert read “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury for free thanks to this post on the i09 website, which includes the Colbert segment from Symphony Space’s A Touch of Magic Selected Shorts (NPR, 2010). Plus a link to even more Bradbury freebies! “The Grownup Pleasure of Bedtime Stories: Audiobooks Will Read Adults to Sleep,” […]

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Freebie Friday: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Audio
By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Freebie Friday: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Audio

Washington Irving’s classic tale gets the celebrity treatment in this atmospheric audio narrated by Tom Mison, star of the Sleepy Hollow TV series. Click this link to download to your Kindle Fire, mobile device, tablet or computer’s Audible app. At just over an hour, this makes a great family in-the-car audio or a classroom listen-aloud to connect classic literature […]

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By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Inside the Audiobook Studio with the Incomparable Jack Gantos

“I may have finished but the book lives on.” The incomparable Jack Gantos, award-winning author and narrator extraordinaire, discusses the recording of his fifth and final Joey Pigza book, The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza (2014), courtesy of Listening Library. Check out this video with Gantos in the recording studio, where he shares his thoughts on the power of […]

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup
By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup

Lots of links of interest. First up: Cory Doctorow says “Amazon vs Hachette is nothing: just WAIT for the audiobook wars!” This BoingBoing blog post says what many in the audiobook world have been thinking about the changing marketplace. A FABULOUS three-part series on Teenreeds.com by Shara Zaval that provides an incredible, in-depth look at […]

Introducing a New Audiobooker!
By September 18, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Introducing a New Audiobooker!

Mary Burkey here, happy to announce that there’s a new Audiobooker in the house! I created the Audiobooker blog as a personal diary in November 2007, and moved to Booklist in November 2009. Now that Audiobooker is part of the shiny new Booklist Reader, it’s a perfect time to bring another set of ears on […]

In the Audiobook Studio with Jon Scieszka

Former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka gives an insider’s look at the audiobook recording process in this sneak peek video captured while the author narrated Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor. Scieszka is a huge audiobook fan – his “Guys Read” website created by Listening Library has tons of ideas for parents & teachers […]

Freebie Friday – Three great audiobooks for kids & adults

Freebie Friday – Three great audiobooks for kids & adults

Fill your car with great vacation listening! Two classics & one brand-new YA title – all perfect for family listening for those with older tweens & teens. This week’s titles for SYNC must be downloaded by August 6th, so grab these quick: DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, read by Andrew Eiden & others, published […]

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Today-only Free Audiobooks!

Today-only Free Audiobooks!

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde + Headstrong. Two terrific FREE audiobook titles perfect for classroom or commute! Here’s the link: http://www.audiobooksync.com/2014/07/24/in-sync-week-11-we-go-inside-the-mind/ Grab Headstrong by Patrick Link, read by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, & Scott Wolf and published by L.A. Theatre Works. In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional […]

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News you can use: Audiobook Round-up

News you can use: Audiobook Round-up

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]

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In memoriam: Helen Ditlow

In memoriam: Helen Ditlow

So sad to learn of the passing of Helen Ditlow, co-founder of Listening Library with husband Anthony in 1955, a true audiobook pioneer & 2005 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Acheivement Award-winner. Condolences to son Tim Ditlow & the rest of her family. Here is her complete obituary: Helen Peterson Ditlow Born in Chicago, Illinois on […]

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