Nomads, Dolphins, & America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Nonfiction

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Ananthaswamy, Anil. The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self. Books on Tape. ISBN 9781101914939. Read by Rene Ruiz. In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, this book offers a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard’s syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders. Ananthaswamy […]

New Installments in Beloved Mystery Series | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Connelly, Michael. The Closers. (Harry Bosch, Bk. 11). Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478935087. Read by Len Cariou. Even though Harry Bosch walked away from the job three years ago, he cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned. With some people openly rooting […]

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks

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As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Popular authors represented include Tamara Ireland Stone, Heather Vogel Frederick, Kasie West, and Beth Kendrick, whose books are read by well-known narrators such […]

ODILO and Findaway Announce Partnership

ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling digital audiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space. “We are dedicated […]

2015 Audie Award Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2015 Audie Awards

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

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Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

Yes Please Audiobook To Be Released on Vinyl

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HarperAudio will release a special vinyl edition of Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please, on September 1, 2015. The vinyl edition includes seven highlights from the Yes Please audiobook, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Mike Schur, Kathleen Turner, and a live recording from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Consumers who purchase the […]

This Month in Audio News

APA Announces Audiobook Blogger of the Year The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced that Jennifer Conner, who runs the book blog “The Literate Housewife,” will be recognized as the 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year—an honor awarded to her through a competition sponsored by the APA. LJ spoke to Conner about her “Armchair Audies” […]

Penguin Random House Audio Joins Scribd

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Subscription reading service Scribd has expanded its audiobook offering to include more than 9,000 audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio, increasing Scribd’s audiobook selection to more than 45,000 titles. New titles include fiction and nonfiction by authors such as Alice Munro, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Anne Rice, Sue Grafton, Deepak Chopra, and Danielle Steel. “Penguin Random House Audio is one of […]

Audiobook Samples Added to Goodreads

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Goodreads has announced their new “Listen” feature: audio samples for 180,000 Audible titles are now available on the Goodreads website. The Listen icon appears on the Goodreads book page, but one must be a Goodreads member and signed into the site to be able to see it. Click on the Listen icon and the audio sample will […]