Awards & Recognition, Video VIDEO: Bahni Turpin reads from THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD at the National Book Awards Finalists Reading

***THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is now a 2017 Audie Nominee for Best Audiobook of the Year***
On the evening before the National Book Awards ceremony, The New School hosts a reading with the finalists in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young People’s Literature. In 2016, audiobook narrator Bahni Turpin read an excerpt of the National Book Award Winner THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD on behalf of author Colson Whitehead. Read more

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Portraits of Courage
New Releases, Video President George W. Bush and Laura Bush narrate PORTRAITS OF COURAGE

PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, a must-hear collection of stories written and read by President George W. Bush that honors America’s veterans, comes to BOT—a can’t miss drop-in CD and audio download on our Spring ’17 list. Read more

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Guest Post, New Releases, Video 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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THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT
Featured, Guest Post, Video 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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Featured, New Releases, Video IN THE STUDIO: Delia Ephron on audiobooks and the starry cast of SIRACUSA

Get ready for a drama-filled European vacation with Delia Ephron’s SIRACUSA on audio. In fun casting news, two real-life married celebrity couples bring their acting chops and charm to the mic, adding even more sizzle to SIRACUSA, a summer must-listen and July LibraryReads pick. WATCH Delia in the studio as she reveals the cast Read more

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