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Collection Development, Guest Post, New Releases 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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Featured-LL, Guest Post 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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Featured-LL, Guest Post, Interview 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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Featured-LL, Guest Post, Video 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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Featured, Guest Post, New Releases 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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