Audiobooks

Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth

Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth

Listeners love a good biography, one of the most popular audiobook genres. If you are looking for your next great listen, try the titles on this list, which includes celebrity memoirs, autobiographies and scholarly studies, published over the past two years. You’ll find something perfect for drive-time enjoyment, whether a two hour listen for around town  or […]

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What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth

What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth

Booklist Audio Editor Joyce Saricks reports in on the rapid changes in the audiobook publishing world. From statistics to shifts in popular  genres, there are terrific tidbits of audio insider news to know. Plus, there’s plenty of suggestions as Saricks names great newly published listens for every audio fan. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.booklistonline.com/Trending-on-Audio/pid=6839299   […]

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Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]

Philip Glass opera about audiobook narrator stuck in a closet: #audiomonth gold!

Philip Glass opera about audiobook narrator stuck in a closet: #audiomonth gold!

So Carin Gilfry heads into a closet to record an audiobook… Sounds like the set up to a joke perfect for “June is Audiobook Month.” But no, this is a true story, shared for the world on This American Life. Listen in to hear the world’s first audiobook opera, composed by Philip Glass. (Spoiler alert: […]

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Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth

Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth

Love to suggest great audiobooks? Take a look at my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist, which features a host of all things audio to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month.” Here’s the link: http://www.booklistonline.com/Voices-In-My-Head-Audiobook-Advisory/pid=6832788 No matter if you’re a busy librarian helping patrons find the next great listen, or if you’re an audiobook […]

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Love audiobooks & #audiomonth? Talk the Talk with the Audiobook Lexicon!

Love audiobooks & #audiomonth? Talk the Talk with the Audiobook Lexicon!

The good (listener engagement), the bad (dry mouth), and the ugly (woofing the mic) – just a few format-specific, audio-advisory terms in an extensive list of lingo I first compiled as Chair of the American Library Association’s inaugural  Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production in 2007. Most book lovers are comfortable with literary terms from their […]

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Freebie Friday: Don’t miss Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012 Code Name Verity!

Freebie Friday: Don’t miss Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012 Code Name Verity!

One of my all-time favorite audiobooks is FREE until through Wed. June 18. You absolutely MUST download this fabulous title from Brilliance Audio. But don’t just take my word for it – Printz-honoree Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein was named Booklist’s “Top Audiobook of 2012.” This brilliantly-plotted historical fiction is enhanced by the subtle and […]

Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth

Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth

Free – great short works read by top audiobook talent every day of June is Audiobook Month. Check out the Going Public web link to hear the audio selections from Spoken Freely 14 - click here for the whole schedule. I interviewed narrator Xe Sands about her Going Public brainchild in this “Voicing a Cause” post when […]

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Robin Miles is 2014 Voice of Choice #audiomonth

Robin Miles is 2014 Voice of Choice #audiomonth

Each year , the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine selects a single honoree as the year’s top audiobook narrator. The 2014 “Voice of Choice” award goes to the versatile Robin Miles. Read more about Ms. Miles in this just-released column by Joyce Saricks. I’ve been fortunate to have Robin as a guest here on Audiobooker. In […]

Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!

Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!

Awesome #audiomonth idea. Narrators Tavia Gilbert & Dennis Boutsikaris plus Dan Zitt of Penguin Random House Audio took part in a fantastic evening program at the Darien CT Public Library, and you can watch the whole event in the video below. If you’d like to create your own local audiobook event, take a look at my “Voices […]