Dion Graham
Hear from the Award-Winning Audiobook Narrator of EVICTED, Dion Graham

Dion Graham has become a familiar voice to both adults and children for his riveting reads of important and beloved books. A multiple Audie Award–winning and critically-acclaimed actor and narrator who has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, in films, and in several hit television series including HBO’s The Wire, Graham’s recent audiobook recording of Matthew Desmond’s EVICTED was named a winner to the 2017 Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration. Read more

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Why should libraries own OWN IT by Sallie Krawcheck? Audiobook narrator and director share their love for this listen…

Help patrons truly own their commutes with audiobooks. And what better addition to your digital download collection than this inspiring listen from former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck? Described as a new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, this audiobook can fit perfectly into any woman’s busy life to provide some insightful optimism—just when she needs it most. Read more

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Camille Aubray talks about COOKING FOR PICASSO: Listening to all the distinctive voices in my novel: Picasso, a French girl, an American grand-daughter, and an English chef

by Camille Aubray

Someone once told me that every voice you’ve heard, every path you’ve walked and every meal you’ve eaten gets absorbed into your very “cells” and becomes part of who you are. But most of the time, people are so busy living their lives that they aren’t consciously aware of these lingering experiences. Until, like Proust, you bite into that madeleine and suddenly your childhood comes flooding back to you; or you hear an old song and suddenly you’re sixteen years old and madly in love for the first time. Read more

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Nicholas Guy Smith
A gentleman in the audiobook studio: Nicholas Guy Smith on narrating A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles

BOT is thrilled to welcome narrator Nicholas Guy Smith to the blog as he shares how he approaches the art of audiobook narration, and why he loved working on A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles—a truly transporting listen about a man, Count Alexander Rostov, who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Read more

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THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT
THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT author Catherine Banner on the magic of audiobooks

By Catherine Banner

I’ve loved audiobooks almost as long as I’ve loved stories. In the early nineties, when I discovered them, they were called ‘story tapes’ and came from the local library. In the small town where I grew up, the library’s audiobook collection was limited. We got used to listening to the same worn cassettes over and over, swapping them with classmates when we were finished. Read more

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