Collection Development Listen Before You See It

Let audiobooks be your front row ticket to sensational entertainment! Hear these bestselling stories before they hit the big screen. Check out our featured collection for even more blockbuster audios.


In Theatres 8/15/14
starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Alexander Skarsgård

By Lois Lowry
Read by Ron Rifkin

Librarians everywhere are buzzing about the upcoming adaptation of THE GIVER after author Lois Lowry’s appearance at ALA 2014 President’s Program with star and producer Jeff Bridges. Not only are they the team behind this star-studded adaptation, they’re also huge supporters of libraries! Lois Lowry said libraries are “still the best game in town” in this video, explaining the impact of libraries on her childhood. Jeff Bridges shared his support for libraries in American Library Magazine and star Taylor Swift shared her love of literacy in her READ poster. See what all the excitement is about in the thrilling trailer and the incredible featurette. Keep the excitement going with the audiobook, read by the talented Ron Rifkin. This Newbery Medal winner will keep listeners talking about the importance of reading, listening, and sharing stories.

Audio Praise for THE GIVER:
“Winner of the 1994 Newbery Award, Lowry’s story sparks emotion and response from adults and children alike. This is a compelling prospect for family listening…Sharing this audiobook in a family or a classroom offers a valuable opportunity to respond to and discuss Lowry’s moving novel.”—AudioFile

In Theatres 8/22/14
starring Chloë Grace Moretz

By Gayle Forman
Read by Kirsten Potter

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this heart-wrenching story about a young musician involved in a tragic accident who must make the ultimate choice. With Kirsten Potter’s sensitive reading and musical interludes, this moving audiobook will touch your heart. Don’t forget to bring your tissues to the theater this August. Even the trailer had us teary-eyed! If that’s not enough, check out five clips from the film.

A YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults

Audio Praise for IF I STAY:
“As Mia confronts the choice of whether to stay with the living or join her family, Potter imbues her completely convincing first-person account with a lifetime of character development. The importance of music in prodigy Mia’s life is underscored by the cello interludes that accompany each chapter transition.”—Horn Book Magazine

In Theatres 9/19/14
starring Dylan O’Brien

By James Dashner
Read by Mark Deakins

Take a listen to the thrilling start to the New York Times bestselling series that everyone is talking about. Action and adventure fans, guy listeners, and reluctant readers won’t be able to press pause on this gripping audiobook. Dylan O’Brien stars as Thomas, who wakes up one day with no memories, surrounded by a group of strangers and an ever-changing maze they must escape. Hear a clip before you watch the trailer. Can’t wait for the movie? Take a listen to this electrifying audiobook!

Audio Praise for THE MAZE RUNNER:
“Deakins helps the listener navigate the maze of new terms, a slang invented by Dashner for the story. The result is an adventure that is thrilling and irresistible.”—AudioFile

In Theatres 12/25/14
starring Jack O’Connell, Jai Courtney, and Domhnall Gleeson

ON SALE 11/11/14

By Laura Hillenbrand
Reader TBA

Introduce young listeners to the inspiring story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who becomes a POW in Japan, when the Young Adult Adaptation of UNBROKEN hits shelves this November. Author Laura Hillenbrand said, “The saga of a man’s bravery, ingenuity, and unwavering will in the face of almost unimaginable challenges, Louie Zamperini’s story is spellbinding to people of every age. At the urging of librarians, teachers, and parents, I’ve created this edition specifically for younger readers. I’m delighted to bring Louie’s inspiring, exhilarating story to a new generation.”

Perfect for the Common Core curriculum, this audiobook will also be released as a major motion picture in December. Watch the riveting trailer here.

In Theatres 1/30/15
starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen

By Andy Mulligan
Read by Full Cast

Watch the first official trailer for TRASH, a powerful story about unthinkable poverty and three young “dumpsite boys” who discover a mysterious object in the trash—one that could change their lives forever… or end them. With twists, turns, and unrelenting action, this theatrical audiobook read by a full cast is sure to make a captivating movie.

Audio Praise for TRASH:
“[An] exciting adventure story featuring talented narrators.”—Booklist

based on the Odyssey Award winner THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY
In Theatres 3/27/15
featuring the voices of Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, and Rihanna

By Adam Rex
Read by Bahni Turpin

Winner of the 2011 Odyssey Award, THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY is a hilarious and entertaining audiobook the entire family will enjoy. “Vocal genius,” Bahni Turpin reads this action-packed story of an alien invasion and twelve-year-old Gratuity Tucci’s cross-country road trip with a renegade alien named J.Lo. Pick this award-winning audiobook for your next family road trip and get ready for the animated feature Home, coming this January. Starring the recognizable voices of many top Hollywood stars, this trailer really brings the laughs!

★ “Get ready to laugh out loud while enjoying a rollicking road trip… This production rockets onto the top shelf of audiobooks featuring witty wordplay and a virtuoso performance, a perfect listen-alike for fans of Terry Pratchett and Jonathan Stroud.”—Booklist, starred review

In Theatres 2015
starring Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine, and Harrison Gilbertson

By Lauren Kate
Read by Justine Eyre

Fans of supernatural romance and the Twilight Saga will fall in love with Lauren Kate’s series about fallen angels. This dark and haunting audio will leave listeners breathlessly waiting for the film. Lauren shared her top five surprises from the set of the Fallen movie and exclusive photos of the cast were also revealed.

Audio Praise for FALLEN:
“Eyre fully expresses the haunting quality of this story…For those who believe in destiny, Eyre’s performance is on the mark.”–AudioFile

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