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

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:10 pm
Elevating the Art of the Audiobook: Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry & Technology
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Bob Deyan

New media = new methods for a growing industry. Audiobook publishing is booming, with Audio Publishers Association statistics noting

6 million more audiobooks were sold in 2012 than were sold in 2011, representing a 13.5% increase in revenue reported by the publishers who shared data for both 2011 and 2012. The sales growth can be attributed in part to the fact that the total number of titles published in 2012 in the audio format has nearly doubled year over year. The format is thriving with the widest selection of titles ever available—13,255 titles were published as audiobooks in 2012, up from 7,237 the previous year. Publishers continue to increase their output to ensure that the most popular trade titles are released simultaneously in print and audio formats.

Even the Wall Street Journal is sitting up and taking note, in The New Explosion in Audio Books: How They Re-emerged as a Rare Bright Spot in the Publishing Business

As media combine into transmedia formats blending text, visuals, and audio there’s a growing need for trained voices and technical experts. There have long been audiobook narrator workshops, led by industry experts such as Pat FraleyJohnny Heller, Robin Miles, Paul RubenBettye Seitz. In response to this growing need for audiobook artists and technical gurus, Bob & Debra Deyan have announced the creation of the Deyan Institute of Vocal Artistry and Technology, a campus environment where, according to the Institute’s press release,

This believed to be the first of its kind worldwide… Institute’s initial lineup of courses includes introductory intensives and master classes for audiobook narrators, specialized courses for voiceover artists, as well as technical courses on production and post-production for both voice actors competing in the ever-increasing self-recording market and audio engineers alike. Deyan Institute instructors are each acclaimed experts in their respective areas of specialty.

I featured the Deyans in my “Voicing a Cause” blog post after the Audio Publishers Association honored the pair with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. For over 20 years, Bob has been dedicated to creating great audios, in partnership with his wife Debra. But the couple has turned their focus to making a positive impact in the world of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now Debra Deyan says,

It’s hard to express how much it means to me to launch this school in honor of my husband, Bob Deyan. Bob is riveted by excellent acting, loves the human voice and particularly the ancient art of storytelling. He spent his life’s work directing actors and preserving the human voice experience for generations to come. It is my vision that Bob’s legacy will live on through Deyan Institute.

Best of luck in your new cause, Bob & Debra!

Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:02 pm
News you can use: Audiobooks coming to 3M Cloud Library
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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More options for audio. Findaway World, the parent company of  Playaway, has partnered with the 3M Cloud Library to offer 40,000 eAudiobook titles though 3M’s established library download interface & app,  and all eAudio titles will be compatible on all devices. This new enhancement to the 3M Cloud Library will debut at the American Library Assoication’s PLA division conference in Indianapolis next week.  Find out more on this press release.

Friday, March 7, 2014 8:14 am
Freebie Friday: Oscar Wilde classic & an epic fantasy short story
Posted by: Mary Burkey


Two free audio goodies – grab them now!

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, is available as a free iTunes app from L.A. Theatre Works. Download this free app to any Apple device, and enjoy not only the full play, but also the entire text so you can read it standalone or follow along with the audio. The app also includes an interview with director Michael Hackett, Professor of Theater in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA as well as pop-up annotations that follow the audio. The production stars James Marsters as Jack, Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell, and Emily Bergl as Cecily. A must-have for any educational drama program!

The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale), written by Michael J. Sullivan & narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, is a free short story download from Audible. This hour-long production will give you a stand-alone introduction to Sulivan’s action-packed epic fantasy world.

Happy listening!

Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:17 am
On writing The Wolves of Midwinter theme song for Anne Rice
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Mary Fahl shares how audio production can go beyond the narrator behind a mic, by enhancing the experience with an original musical setting, on Random House Audio’s The Wolves of MidwinterOn the American Songwriter blog, Fahl explains that it all started when the singer-songwriter, and long-time Rice fan, gave a copy of her album Love & Gravity to the novelist before it was released. Fahl was flattered to receive a galley copy of Rice’s newest work in return, via her publicist - it was the 

The Wolves of Midwinter with an inscription that read “For Mary Fahl of the supernatural voice…” “Give this to Mary”, Anne said, “Tell her she’s in the book.”  Some discussion followed and it was decided that it would be a great idea for me to write a song for the audiobook version of the novel.

In Fahl’s blog post, she shares exactly how she met this challenge:

Random House needed the recording in less than two weeks, and with my already packed schedule, I was left with a little more than 6 days to write, arrange, record, mix and master the song. I hadn’t even read the book yet.  As you might imagine, nausea ensued, but I had already committed to the project, and not being one to back out of a promise, I plunged in.

Audiobooks can be magical when the publishers provide a soundscape that enhances and extends the author’s text. Whether it’s the inspired casting of the perfect narrator, or the care involved in crafting a soundscape that includes music or sound effects,  listeners know that production preparation = audiobook awesomeness.


Give a listen to Fahl’s theme song below, and read the whole blog post here:


Friday, February 28, 2014 6:10 am
Freebie Friday: A Dr. Seuss audio celebration to download or embed on your website!
Posted by: Mary Burkey


Just in time for Read Across America Day, the March 2nd national celebration of Dr. Seuss‘ 110th birthday! Listening Library is offering star-power read-alouds of seven beloved favorites, for your free download. Or schools & libraries have full permission to embed the nifty player widgets on your website – just click on the links below to download or embed . You can even share each of the audios on any (or all!) of your social media accounts. So make this Sunday, March 2nd, a Seuss-tastic day of audio awesomeness – send audio clips of Seuss happiness to everyone you know!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, read by Walter Matthau
The Bippolo Seed, read by Neil Patrick Harris
Yertle the Turtle, read by John Lithgow
The Cat in the Hat, read by Kelsey Grammer
Green Eggs & Ham, read by Jason Alexander
Horton Hears a Who, read by Dustin Hoffman, Billy Crystal and Mercedes McCambridge
The Lorax, read by Ted Danson

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:39 pm
Fascinating! Origins of recording the oral tradition, lost & now found
Posted by: Mary Burkey


New Sounds, Old Voices“, written by Jacob Mikanowski in this week’s New Yorker, holds interest for recording techies and audiobook historians alike. Mikanowski follows the research path of Carl Haber, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the MacArthur genius grant for his work on sound restoration. Haber and his team have developed a technology which can more or less photograph the earliest methods of recording sound and translate into digital audio – from disintegrating wax cylinders to the  phonautograph, or “speech writer.” The most interesting part of the article, for me, is Haber’s work with Milman Parry’s recordings – here’s a quote form the article (and you can see the inspiration for ALA’s Odyssey Award):

Since receiving the MacArthur grant, Haber has been working on restoring a collection of sounds that might shed light on the origins of the Western literary tradition. In 1933, a young Harvard scholar named Milman Parry travelled to Yugoslavia in hopes of solving the Homeric Question: How were the Iliad and the Odyssey composed? Classicists had debated for over a century whether the epics were written by a single, literate author or improvised in stages by numerous musicians and bards elaborating on a series of set themes. Parry believed that the answer could be uncovered by analyzing the work of living bards, mainly found among Bosnia’s Muslims, who still sang tales of heroes and wars, especially during the thirty nights of Ramadan.

In my book Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature, the first chapter looks at the history of children’s audiobooks. When doing the research, I became fascinated with the science of sound recording – and articles such as Mikanowski’s show that new discoveries are still in store. What might future researchers discover in those moldering reel-to-reel & cassettes in the basement ;-) If you’re interested in that first chapter, you can read it online here:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:37 pm
Audiobook news you can use: OverDrive coming to Roku
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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Check out free streaming video & audiobooks from your library and enjoy on Roku. OverDrive will roll out its free Roku channel later this year, and those attending the PLA Conference can have a sneak preview March 11-15 in Indianapolis. Here’s a quote from the full press release:

Libraries and schools that have MP3 audiobooks and Streaming Video through OverDrive will have their library’s available titles in the new Roku channel. After registering their library card number in the initial visit, users simply choose the OverDrive channel from the Roku menu, select their library, and borrow Streaming Videos and audiobooks that their library has available for checkout.

Nice! Hope that Apple TV and Chromecast get similat treatment, as well.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:47 pm
Happy Birthday Winnie-the-Pooh! Listen to A.A. Milne read from When We Were Very Young
Posted by: Mary Burkey

NPR has a short homage to everyone’s favorite bear of very little brain – Christopher Robin’s beloved Winnie-the-Pooh. It was 90 years ago this month that the immortal residents of the Hundred Acre Wood first made an appearance in “Teddy Bear,” published in Punch magazine on Feb. 13, 1924. Included in the Weekend Edition tip-of-the-hunny-pot is a recording made by Milne himself, in which we meet Pooh & Piglet, hunting the mysterious Woozle. Listen in!

I am the proud owner of a pre-Disney Winnie-the-Pooh, a permanent resident of my bedroom for over 50 years, along with Eeyore and his button-on tail. Memorizing the Pooh verses was one of my earliest pre-reading adventures, and I still remember when those words on the page actually turned into meaning in my head. I love any audiobook of Milne’s work, but have especially fond memories of the old LP recordings we had growing up in the 1950s, featuring Maurice Evans. Look what I found on YouTube!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:11 am
Looking for the best in audiobooks? 2014 Audies finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey


Judged by the Audio Publishers Association: 29 categories, with 5 or 6 finalists in each – a terrific batch of titles to add to your listening list or promote in your library. There’s something for everyone, with recommendations from children’s audios to business titles, erotica to faith-based fiction. I’ve had the privilege to judge quite a few Audies categories over the years, from Audiobook of the Year to Narration by the Author, and the Audies titles always introduce me to an audio or narrator that I’d never have discovered without this competition. Take a look at the full list below, and grab a few titles out of your typical listing zone – I guarantee you’ll hear something great! And stay tuned for the announcement of the top Audies award finalists, Distinguished Achievement in Production and Audiobook of the Year, to be revealed in April, with the whole roster of winners announced at the Audies Gala on May 29, 2014, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

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; 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
[sic]: A Memoir; by Joshua Cody; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Audible, Inc.
The Elephant Whisperer; by 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.
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 Army; by 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
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
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 Hibiscus; by 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
Coming of Age in Mississippi; by Anne Moody; Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts; Tantor Media
The Complete Sherlock Holmes; by 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.
Carrie’s Story: An Erotic S/M Novel; by 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
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 Thing; by Alex Bledsoe; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki; Blackstone Audio Inc.
Doctor Sleep; by 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
C.C. Pyle’s Amazing Foot Race; by Geoff Williams; Narrated by Robertson Dean; Tantor Media
Devil in the Grove; by 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
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’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
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 Us; by 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
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 Alive; by Dr. Hawa Abdi; Narrated by Robin Miles; Hachette Audio
Sparkly Green Earrings; by Melanie Shankle; Narrated by Melanie Shankle; eChristian
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 Goldfinch; by 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
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 Edition; by Max Brooks; Narrated by Max Brooks and full cast; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
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
Unleashed; by David Rosenfelt; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio
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’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
Beyond Belief; by Jenna Miscavige Hill; Narrated by Sandy Rustin; HarperAudio
David and Goliath; by 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
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.
Thirteen; by Scott Harrison and others; Narrated by Barnaby Edwards et al.; Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd
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
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
Reviver; by Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio
Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.
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 Badass; by Jen Sincero; Narrated by Jen Sincero; Tantor Media
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 Ride; by Nicholas Sparks; Narrated by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy; Hachette Audio
The Wanderer; by Robyn Carr; Narrated by Therese Plummer; Recorded Books
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance; by 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
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 America; by 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
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 Christmas; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc.
Dimension of Miracles; by Robert Sheckley; Narrated by John Hodgman; Audible, Inc.
Doctor Sleep; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio
Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.
The Goldfinch; by 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.
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 Jacquelina; by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio
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 Hit; by 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

Monday, February 17, 2014 11:53 am
Today only! Free audiobooks: Washington & Lincoln primary sources
Posted by: Mary Burkey


Great Common Core resources – grab this freebie from Christian Audio. Two audios featuring selected writings from Presidents Washington & Lincoln, read by Robin Fields. Click here to download!


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