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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:32 pm
Philip Glass opera about audiobook narrator stuck in a closet: #audiomonth gold!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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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: the lyrics – or should I say lyric – is “Help”). The multi-talented, operetically-trained Gilfry sings her own tale of woe – and fills the audience in on the backstory. Listen for free this week at http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/528/the-radio-drama-episode?promo=1#play 

Here’s the link to buy http://live.thisamericanlife.org/, or check out the podcast schedule for 528: The Radio Drama Episode : http://live.thisamericanlife.org/




Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:59 pm
Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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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 addict gathering ideas for your listening list – you’ll find some tips for finding gold in the ever-increasing number of audio releases. Audiobook experts Jessica Moyer & Renee Young stop by with advisory expertise, and I share the secrets of mining Booklist Online for the best in audiobooks. Plus, you’ll find info about NoveList’s terrific new Audio Appeal Terms, and reminders about my Audiobook Lexicon and “Sounds Good to Me: Listening to Audiobooks With a Critical Ear.” So be sure to read “Audiobook Advisory” and help spread the audio gospel!




Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:29 pm
Love audiobooks & #audiomonth? Talk the Talk with the Audiobook Lexicon!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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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 days in school, and audiobook fans carry over concepts such as “mood” and “tone” to their conversations about the spoken word medium. But audiobooks have unique characteristics that challenge description, and I wanted our audio evaluation committee to be able to “talk the talk” of the audiobook community. So I interviewed a diverse spectrum of industry experts for the initial Lexicon, and asked for help revising the list when I wrote Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature, published last year.  The new, improved Lexicon is an Appendix in my book. I have so many requests for use of the Lexicon that I’ve requested that ALA Editions make the Lexicon available for free in a printable PDF format. You can grab your own copy by looking for the “Read a sample of the book and Appendix A: Audiobook Lexicon now!” links on the ALA Store website here: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3675

 

Thanks so much to the wonderful audio experts below who shared their knowledge as I compiled the Lexicon:

Arnie Cardillo
Michele Cobb
Bruce Coville
Tim Ditlow
Todd and Brett Hobin
Paul Gagne
Eileen Hutton
Troy Juliar
Pete Pantelis
David Rapkin

 




Friday, June 13, 2014 1:27 pm
Freebie Friday: Don’t miss Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012 Code Name Verity!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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 superb dual-narration by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell. Give this crossover YA title a listen. You will be astounded! And then you’ll want to listen to the companion title Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein and narrated by Sasha Pick – a 2014 Audies award nominee.

Paired with Code Named Verity – and also FREE – is the classic title The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom with John Sherrill & Elizabeth Sherrill, narrated by Bernadette Dunne from Christian Audio. Two perfect family listens with inspiring tales of  World War II bravery and resistance. Thanks to the awesome SYNC promotion for these marvelous freebies – here’s the link to download: http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Plua, a big congratulations to Jez, winner of my Still Foolin’ ‘Em freebie. You will LOVE it!




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.

 




Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:14 pm
Robin Miles is 2014 Voice of Choice #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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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 this post, she discusses her multiple roles in the audiobook community: narrator, audiobook director and founder of Voxpertise, an audiobook education and production center. In another post,  we spoke about her narration of one of my favorite titles, The Freedom Maze, and the challenges faced by narrators.

Congratulations to Robin Miles, the 2014 “Voice of Choice,” joining previous honorees George Guidall,  Dion GrahamKatherine KellgrenSimon PrebbleSimon Vance, and Barbara Rosenblat. Truly the very best in audiobook narration!

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 5:21 pm
Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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 in My Head” column Audiobooks Live @ Your Library, and grab some tips, whether you’re a narrator looking for a local showcase or aspire to coordinating a future audio festival. Thanks to the Darien Public Library for recording & posting this fantastic library presentation!

 

Now Hear This: Growl, Moan, Hiccup, and Other Tales from the Audiobook Studio from Darien Library on Vimeo.




Monday, June 2, 2014 11:45 am
Libba Bray: the truth about audiobook narration
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Hilarious MC of the Audies Awards, winning the Printz & Audie, and now #audiomonth documentary filmmaker. Is there anything Libba Bray can’t do? The divine Ms. Bray rocked the house as she hosted the Audio Publishing Association‘s annual Gala event last week, where the 2014 Audie Awards were announced. The audience of narrators, producers, directors, publishers, judges and audiobook fans howled with recognition as Bray shared the video below, which reveals the truth about the grueling task of  narrating her 2012 “Best Narration by the Author” Audie Award-winning Beauty Queen – one of my all-time favorite audiobooks. Luckily, I able to attend the Audies ceremony where Libba Bray not only screened this amazing video, but also was entranced by Bray’s chanteuse skills as she sang a heartfelt, sultry torch song honoring all things audiobook. Now I’m on a quest for a video of that performance – or at least the lyrics – to share with you. 

Check out all of the “June is Audiobook Month” awesomeness with #audiomonth postings everywhere, and be sure to enter my give-away of a FREE CD edition of the winner of the 2014 “Audiobook of the Year” winner, Billy Crystal’s Still Foolin’ ‘Em, thanks to Macmillan Audio. There’s a give-away of ALL the #Audies2014 winners, one each day of #audiomonth – check Audiobook Community on both Facebook and Twitter for more info.

Bray interviewed herself about recording Beauty Queens for Scholastic Audio, and had this to say:

Q: You also recorded the audio book for this one. Was that a fun experience?
A: Very much so. I’m indebted to the amazing team of director Bob Deyan, producer Paul Gagne, and engineer Mark Ahronson, who really led the way. In the booth, I discovered that my New Zealand accent stinks, my English accent isn’t any better, and by hour eight or nine, even my American accent wasn’t too keen. Also, in the future, I will only be writing three-word sentences. I’m sorry for all the tongue twisters, audiobook recording people! Much respect.

And now for the shocking video footage:

Libba Bray: How To Narrate An Audio Book from Wheelhouse Communications on Vimeo.




Friday, May 30, 2014 1:59 pm
Freebie Friday Audiobook of the Year: Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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Just announced – the Audio Publishers Association‘s most prestigious award, and I have the CD edition to give away! Just leave a comment below sharing some of your favorite audio titles, and I’ll randomly choose a winner next Friday, courtesy of Macmillan Audio I guarantee that the 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Billy Crystal’s memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em, will be added to your list of all-time favorites.

And you can keep entering to win the recipients of this year’s Audies Awards in every category in a blog blitz every day all June, as part of the June is Audiobook Month celebration, sponsored by the Audiobook Community. I’m kicking off the grand giveaway event, and tomorrow @Audiogals will be giving away the wining title in the Distinguished Achievement in Production category. Click here to check out the whole list of 2014 Audies winners & nominees. Be sure to follow #audiomonth and #Audies2014 and follow Audiobook Community on both Facebook and Twitter for more audiobook awesomeness.

I loved listening to Still Foolin’ ‘Embrilliantly narrated by the author. It’s as hilarious as you’d expect, with laugh-out-loud humor, but also warmly personal, with heart-tugging revelations that made me teary-eyed. Add an audio production that combines portions recorded in front of a live audience with stellar in-studio narration & original music, plus Crystal’s evangelical promotion of the audiobook format, and you’ve got a clear Audiobook of the Year winner. Here’s what the Audies judges had to say about it:

The Award for Audiobook of the Year went to Still Foolin’‘Em by Billy Crystal, published by Macmillan Audio. The judges praised this work calling it “a seamless blend of single voice narration and live performances [that] does for the audiobook medium what Billy Crystal’s opening acts have done for the Oscars, which is to bring in a larger audience. From Mickey Mantle to Muhammad Ali with the inside story on Meg Ryan’s infamous scene in When Harry Met Sally thrown in for good measure, Crystal’s life story will have listeners hanging on every word. Crystal pulled out all the stops to draw in fans and to create new ones with a clever mélange of audiobook-specific print, radio, TV, social media and store appearances. In a word: ‘Mahvelous.’”

I completely agree! Be sure to leave a comment with your suggestions for other great listens to win your copy of Still Foolin’ Em.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 12:05 am
Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association, in a sparkling ceremony hosted by the divine Libby Bray this evening of May 29th. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 catagories and the three special awards:

Titles competing for Audiobook of the Year are distinguished by excellence in production as well as their ability to create new interest in the audiobook format through exceptionally creative and innovative marketing.

· Still Foolin’ ’Em; written and narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio. “

· The Testament of Mary; by Colm Tóibin; narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio.

· The Things They Carried; by Tim O’Brien; narrated by Bryan Cranston; Audible, Inc.

The Distinguished Achievement in Production award recognizes a production that represents the best the format has to offer in listening excellence. This year’s judges identified three finalists:

· Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.

· Matilda; by Roald Dahl; narrated by Kate Winslet; Penguin Audio.

· Pete Seeger: The Storm King; by Pete Seeger, edited by Jeff Haynes; read by Pete Seeger; Hachette Audio.

The APA presented a Special Achievement Award to Booklist’s 2013 “Voice of Choice” George Guidall, an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment.

And in other categories…

AUDIO DRAMA
The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc.
Hollywood Said No!; by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross; Narrated by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a full cast; Hachette Audio
Marvel Civil War; by Stuart Moore; Narrated by Richard Rohan, Richard Cutting, Tim Getman, James Keegan, Kimberly Gilbert, and a full cast; GraphicAudio
Oliver Twist; by Charles Dickens; Narrated by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and full cast; Tyndale House
Screaming with the Cannibals; by Lee Maynard; Narrated by Ross Ballard II; MountainWhispers.com Audiobooks
War of the Worlds; by M.J. Elliott and H.G. Wells; Narrated by The Colonial Radio Players; The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
[sic]: A Memoir; by Joshua Cody; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Audible, Inc.
The Elephant Whispererby Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence; Narrated by Simon Vance; Tantor Media
I Am Malala; by Malala Yousafzai; Narrated by Archie Panjabi; Hachette Audio
My Beloved World; by Sonia Sotomayor; Narrated by Rita Moreno; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
World on a String; by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff; Narrated by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff; Audible, Inc.
BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
The Everything Store; by Brad Stone; Narrated by Peter Larkin; Hachette Audio
The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance; by Russell D. Roberts; Narrated by Kirby Heyborne; Audible, Inc.
Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Armyby Robert Watson; Narrated by Bob Souer; eChristian
Leading Apple with Steve Jobs; by Jay Elliot; Narrated by Richard Davidson; Audible, Inc.
Naked Statistics; by Charles Wheelan; Narrated by Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc.
Without Their Permission; by Alexis Ohanian; Narrated by Alexis Ohanian; Hachette Audio
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12
A Long Walk to Water; by Linda Sue Park; Narrated by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop; Full Cast Audio
Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates; by Caroline Carlson; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; HarperAudio
Matilda; by Roald Dahl; Narrated by Kate Winslet; Penguin Audio
Sugar; by Jewell Parker Rhodes; Narrated by Bahni Turpin; Brilliance Audio
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp; by Kathi Appelt; Narrated by Lyle Lovett; Simon & Schuster Audio
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake; by Michael B. Kaplan; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Live Oak Media
Creepy Carrots!; by Aaron Reynolds; Narrated by James Naughton; Weston Woods
The Dark; by Lemony Snicket; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; Hachette Audio
Hooray for Anna Hibiscusby Atinuke; Narrated by Mutiyat Ade-Salu; Recorded Books
Nelson Mandela; by Kadir Nelson; Narrated by Forest Whitaker; Weston Woods
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout; by Megan McDonald; Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; Brilliance Audio
CLASSIC
Coming of Age in Mississippi; by Anne Moody; Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts; Tantor Media
The Complete Sherlock Holmesby Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Narrated by Simon Vance; Brilliance Audio
Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.
The Great Gatsby; by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal; Audible, Inc.
Love in the Time of Cholera; by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Narrated by Armando Duran; Blackstone Audio Inc.
EROTICA
Carrie’s Story: An Erotic S/M Novelby Molly Weatherfield; Narrated by Shana Savage; Audible, Inc.
Fallen Too Far; by Abbi Glines; Narrated by Jennifer Bronstein; Audible, Inc.
The Killer Wore Leather; by Laura Antoniou; Narrated by Lauren Fortgang; Audible, Inc.
Release Me (The Stark Trilogy); by J. Kenner; Narrated by Sofia Willingham; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
This Man; by Jodi Ellen Malpas; Narrated by Edita Brychta; Hachette Audio
Wuthering Nights; by Emily Bronte and I.J. Miller; Narrated by Joy Pratt; Hachette Audio
FANTASY
Kill City Blues; by Richard Kadrey; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; HarperAudio
The Republic of Thieves; by Scott Lynch; Narrated by Michael Page; Tantor Media
The Rithmatist; by Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Michael Kramer; Macmillan Audio
Swords of Waar; by Nathan Long; Narrated by Dina Pearlman; Audible, Inc.
Wisp of a Thingby Alex Bledsoe; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki; Blackstone Audio Inc.
FICTION
Doctor Sleepby Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio
The Golem and the Jinni; by Helene Wecker; Narrated by George Guidall; HarperAudio
The Good House; by Ann Leary; Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt; Macmillan Audio
The Imposter Bride; by Nancy Richler; Narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Tantor Media
Jacob’s Oath; by Martin Fletcher; Narrated by George Guidall; Macmillan Audio
The Ocean at the End of the Lane; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio
HISTORY
C.C. Pyle’s Amazing Foot Race; by Geoff Williams; Narrated by Robertson Dean; Tantor Media
Devil in the Groveby Gilbert King; Narrated by Peter Francis James; HarperAudio
Frozen in Time; by Mitchell Zuckoff; Narrated by Mitchell Zuckoff; HarperAudio
The Hour of Peril; by Daniel Stashower; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Macmillan Audio
Nero’s Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome’s Remarkable 14th Legion; by Stephen Dando-Collins; Narrated by Robert Fass; Audible, Inc.
One Summer; by Bill Bryson; Narrated by Bill Bryson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
HUMOR
How I Slept My Way to the Middle; by Kevin Pollak with Alan Goldsher; Narrated by Kevin Pollak; Brilliance Audio
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls; by David Sedaris; Narrated by David Sedaris; Hachette Audio
Someone Could Get Hurt; by Drew Magary; Narrated by Drew Magary; Penguin Audio
The Stench of Honolulu; by Jack Handey; Narrated by Jack Handey; Hachette Audio
Still Foolin’ ’Emby Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
Icecutter’s Daughter; by Tracie Peterson; Narrated by Stina Nielsen; Recorded Books
Illuminations; by Mary Sharratt; Narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Tantor Media
A Story of God and All of Usby Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Narrated by Keith David and the Authors; Hachette Audio
Truth-Stained Lies; by Terri Blackstock; Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir; Zondervan
Unveiled: Tamar; by Francine Rivers; Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; Recorded Books
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
Break Out!; by Joel Osteen; Narrated by Joel Osteen; Hachette Audio
Called to the Fire; by Cheston M. Bush; Narrated by David Cochran Heath; eChristian
Grace Happens Here; by Max Lucado; Narrated by Wayne Shepherd, Kate Rudd, and Luke Daniels; Brilliance Audio
Keeping Hope Aliveby Dr. Hawa Abdi; Narrated by Robin Miles; Hachette Audio
Sparkly Green Earrings; by Melanie Shankle; Narrated by Melanie Shankle; eChristian
LITERARY FICTION
Amy Falls Down; by Jincy Willett; Narrated by Amy McFadden; Brilliance Audio
The Curiosity; by Stephen Kiernan; Narrated by Kate Udall, Erik Bergmann, Jason Culp, and George Guidall; HarperAudio
The Goldfinchby Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette Audio
The Son; by Philipp Meyer; Narrated by Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and Clifton Collins, Jr.; HarperAudio
The Testament of Mary; by Colm Toibin; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio
White Dog Fell from the Sky; by Eleanor Morse; Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer; Tantor Media
MULTI–VOICED PERFORMANCE
Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.
The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc.
Snowbound; by Richard S. Wheeler; Narrated by Brian Hutchison, T. Ryder Smith, Robert Ian Mackenzie, James Colby, Cellest Ciulla, Scott Sowers, et al.; Recorded Books
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars; by Ian Doescher; Narrated by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy and Marc Thompson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
World War Z: The Complete Editionby Max Brooks; Narrated by Max Brooks and full cast; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
MYSTERY
Death and the Lit Chick; by G.M. Malliet; Narrated by Davina Porter; Dreamscape Media, LLC
The Enemy of My Enemy; by Richard Bard; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Richard Bard
Heirs and Graces; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc.
He’s Gone; by Deb Caletti; Narrated by Cassandra Campell; Tantor Media
Rage Against the Dying; by Becky Masterman; Narrated by Judy Kaye; Macmillan Audio
Unleashedby David Rosenfelt; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio
NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
Grace: A Memoir; by Grace Coddington; Narrated by Grace Coddington; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
I, Rhoda; by Valerie Harper; Narrated by Valerie Harper; Simon & Schuster Audio
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish; by David Rakoff; Narrated by David Rakoff; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
The Ocean at the End of the Lane; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio
Shirley Jones; by Shirley Jones; Narrated by Shirley Jones; Tantor Media
Still Foolin’ ’Emby Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
NON-FICTION
Beyond Belief; by Jenna Miscavige Hill; Narrated by Sandy Rustin; HarperAudio
David and Goliathby Malcolm Gladwell; Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell; Hachette Audio
The End of Nature; by Bill McKibben; Narrated by Jeff Woodman; Audible, Inc.
The Telling Room; by Michael Paterniti; Narrated by L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc.
Thank You for Your Service; by David Finkel; Narrated by Arthur Bishop; Macmillan Audio
ORIGINAL WORK
Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail; by Martin Luther King, Jr.; Narrated by Dion Graham; eChristian
METAtropolis: Green Space; by Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes; Narrated by Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, Scott Brick, Allyson Johnson, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc.
Pete Seeger: The Storm King; by Pete Seeger; Narrated by Pete Seeger; Hachette Audio
Rip-Off!; by John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, and Gardner Dozois; Narrated by Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, Jonathan Davis, Stefan Rudnicki, and L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc.
Thirteenby Scott Harrison and others; Narrated by Barnaby Edwards et al.; Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd
PACKAGE DESIGN
The Canyon; by Jack Schaefer; Narrated by Eric G. Dove; Dreamscape Media, LLC
Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition; by Kevin J. Anderson; Narrated by Neil Peart; Brilliance Audio
The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library; by Ernest Hemingway; Narrated by Various; Simon & Schuster Audio
NPR Laughter Therapy; by National Public Radio; Narrated by Audie Cornish; HighBridge
Sold; by Patricia McCormick; Narrated by Justine Eyre; Tantor Media
The Time Machine; by H.G. Wells; Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
PARANORMAL
Ever After; by Kim Harrison; Narrated by Marguerite Gavin; HarperAudio
Inferno; by Sherrilyn Kenyon; Narrated by Holter Graham; Macmillan Audio
Red Moon; by Benjamin Percy; Narrated by Benjamin Percy; Hachette Audio
Reviverby Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio
Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Dream More; by Dolly Parton; Narrated by Dolly Parton; Penguin Audio
Fitness Confidential; by Vinnie Tortorich; Narrated by Vinnie Tortorich; Pistachio Press
Get the Guy; by Matthew Hussey; Narrated by Matthew Hussey; HarperAudio
Happy This Year!; by Will Bowen; Narrated by Will Bowen; Brilliance Audio
The Secret to Success; by Eric Thomas; Narrated by Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas; Eric Thomas
You Are a Badassby Jen Sincero; Narrated by Jen Sincero; Tantor Media
ROMANCE
The Darkest Craving; by Gena Showalter; Narrated by Max Bellmore; Audible, Inc.
For My Lady’s Heart; by Laura Kinsale; Narrated by Nicholas Boulton; Hedgehog, Inc.
Kissing under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas; by Bella Andre; Narrated by Eva Kaminsky; Oak Press LLC
The Longest Rideby Nicholas Sparks; Narrated by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy; Hachette Audio
The Wanderer; by Robyn Carr; Narrated by Therese Plummer; Recorded Books
SCIENCE FICTION
Captain Vorpatril’s Allianceby Lois McMaster Bujold; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Blackstone Audio Inc.
Extinction Machine; by Jonathan Maberry; Narrated by Ray Porter; Macmillan Audio
MaddAddam; by Margaret Atwood; Narrated by Bernadette Dunn, Bob Walter, and Robbie Daymond; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
The Martian; by Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Podium Publishing
Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2; by C.J. Cherryh; Narrated by Daniel Thomas May; Audible, Inc.
Shaman; by Kim Stanley Robinson; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Hachette Audio
SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
The Ballad of the Sad Café; by Carson McCullers; Narrated by David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, Therese Plummer, Kevin Pariseau, Suzanne Toren, Edoardo Ballerini, and Barbara Rosenblat; Audible, Inc.
The Cage Keeper and Other Stories; by Andre Dubus III; Narrated by Andre Dubus III; Blackstone Audio Inc.
Nine Inches; by Tom Perrotta; Narrated by William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Tom Perrotta, and Rupert Degas; Macmillan Audio
Nothing Gold Can Stay; by Ron Rash; Narrated by Alexander Cendese, Robert Petkoff, Prentice Onayemi, Christian Baskous, and Phoebe Strole; HarperAudio
Sherlock Holmes in Americaby John L. Lellenberg et al.; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Audible, Inc.
We Live in Water; by Jess Walter; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Jess Walter; HarperAudio
SOLO NARRATION — FEMALE
Heartburn; by Nora Ephron; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
My Beloved World; by Sonia Sotomayor; Narrated by Rita Moreno; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
NOS4A2; by Joe Hill; Narrated by Kate Mulgrew; HarperAudio
The Testament of Mary; by Colm Toibin; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio
The Twelve Clues of Christmasby Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc.
SOLO NARRATION — MALE
Dimension of Miracles; by Robert Sheckley; Narrated by John Hodgman; Audible, Inc.
Doctor Sleepby Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio
Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.
The Goldfinchby Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette Audio
In a Glass Grimmly; by Adam Gidwitz; Narrated by Johnny Heller; Recorded Books
Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.
TEENS
Eleanor & Park; by Rainbow Rowell; Narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra; Listening Library
Far Far Away; by Tom McNeal; Narrated by W. Morgan Sheppard; Listening Library
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock; by Matthew Quick; Narrated by Noah Galvin; Hachette Audio
Rose Under Fire; by Elizabeth Wein; Narrated by Sasha Pick; Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Viva Jacquelinaby L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio
THRILLER/SUSPENSE
The Book of Obeah; by Sandra Carrington-Smith; Narrated by Dave Fennoy; Cherry Hill Publishing
The Fifth Assassin; by Brad Meltzer; Narrated by Scott Brick; Hachette Audio
The Hitby David Baldacci; Narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy; Hachette Audio
Suspect; by Robert Crais; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; Brilliance Audio
Sycamore Row; by John Grisham; Narrated by Michael Beck; Random House Audio/Books on Tape

What a marvelous collection of the best in audiobook listening!






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