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Friday, June 6, 2014 2:55 pm
Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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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 she first began this now-yearly philanthropic campaign. It’s a terrific way to sample the best narrators in quick  segments.

Here’s more about the project:

The audiobook community is giving back! Spoken Freely, a group of more than 40 professional narrators, has teamed with Going Public and Tantor Media to celebrate June is Audiobook Month (JIAM) by offering Summer Shorts ’14, an audio collection of poetry, short stories and essays. All proceeds from sales of the collection will go to ProLiteracy, a national literacy outreach and advocacy organization.

Throughout June 2014, 1-2 stories, poems and essays will be released online each day via Going Public, as well as on various author and book blogs. As a “Thank you!” to listeners, pieces will be available for free online listening on their day of release. As a bonus for those who purchase the full collection from Tantor Media in support of ProLiteracy, there are over 20 additional tracks only available via the compilation download.You can purchase the collection HERE. Special pricing of $9.99 through June 30th, in celebration of JIAM. $14.99 from July 1st forward.

 

2 Responses to “Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth”
  1. Xe Sands Says:

    Thanks so much for spreading the word, Mary!

  2. Mary Burkey Says:

    Happy to spread the word about such a great project, Xe!


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