THIEVING WEASELS Author Billy Taylor on Narrator Robbie Daymond

The Voice in My Head is No Longer My Own

By Billy Taylor

When Listening Library contacted me about turning my YA thriller, THIEVING WEASELS, into an audiobook I thought it would be harmless. Fun even.

I never thought it would drive me insane.

But that was before I crossed paths with Robbie Daymond, actor extraordinaire and evil genius.

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Mike Mongo’s audiobook narration instruction manual: How the author of THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL prepared for his adventure in the audio booth

Slip on your space helmets, listeners! We’re talking to astronaut teacher and author Mike Mongo about his new audiobook edition of THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL available on audio download now, and coming to CD on February 28, 2017. We wanted to hear all about his out-this-world experience behind the mic when he recorded right here in New York City. Read more

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Author Adam Gidwitz on narrating THE INQUISITOR’S TALE and how his “crazy idea” led to a very special musical guest on the audiobook

By Adam Gidwitz

Last summer, as I was coming into the homestretch of composing my new novel, The Inquisitor’s Tale, my wife took me to a concert. She and I have slightly different taste in concerts. I like concerts where I can sing at the top of my lungs and dance around like an idiot. This was not that kind of concert.

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JB Adkins on narrating Wendelin Van Draanen’s THE SECRET LIFE OF LINCOLN JONES: “It’s been difficult for me to shake the character…”

Listening Library is thrilled to welcome narrator JB Adkins to the blog as he shares why he loved diving into THE SECRET LIFE OF LINCOLN JONES by Wendelin Van Draanen. In this fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life, we meet Lincoln Jones who is always working on the latest story he’s got going in his notebook. Read more

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HOW TO HANG A WITCH’s Adriana Mather: from researching to narrating her audiobook

I never imagined that I would write How to Hang a Witch or that I would narrate it. In 2013 I broke my arm snowboarding – two plates, 12 screws later and I was couch-bound for two months. This was a no bueno situation for me. I’m very active, always taking on new projects, and usually bossing someone around (my mother will vouch for this). When I could use my arm again, I found myself in a strange spot – everything in my life was on hold and nothing was demanding my attention. For the first time in forever, I had open space before me.

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