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 […]

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” program in 2013. “The APA created this […]

Macmillan Audio Joins hoopla digital

Macmillan Audio president and publisher Mary Beth Roche and Jeff Jankowski, founder and vice president of Midwest Tape and hoopla digital, have reached a deal to begin a pilot to distribute Macmillan’s audiobooks to public libraries and their patrons via hoopla digital. hoopla is a digital streaming and download service offered by Midwest Tape to public libraries that […]

Maeve Binchy’s Times, Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, True Crime from Journalist Leovy | Audiobook Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newspaper columns from throughout Binchy’s tenure at The Irish Times; when it comes to books on SEALs, Courtley is the real deal; Leovy’s debut Ghettoside paints a compelling picture of life in south Los Angeles

Sarah Addison Allen, John Vaillant, with Bios of Stonewall Jackson and the Equal Justice Initiative | Audiobook Reviews, April 15, 2015

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For Allen fans and others appreciative of quirky small towns and character-driven fare; a well-crafted biography canvassing Stonewall Jackson’s life; true stories from New Orleans; Vaillant’s masterly detail of the desperate life in Oaxaca, Mexico.

SYNC Free Audiobook Program Returns

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SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads—a current young adult title paired thematically with a classic or required summer reading title—each week to listeners ages 13-plus while SYNC is in session each summer. The SYNC program returns May 7  and runs for 14 weeks through August 13. YA titles include Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under […]

Jami Attenberg, S.J. Watson, & Previously Unpublished Elmore Leonard Shorts | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Attenberg, Jami. Saint Mazie. Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478903819. Read by Tavia Gilbert. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty—even when Prohibition kicks in—and Mazie Phillips never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets. […]