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Catch up with the Welcoming Voices discussion we cohosted with Dreamscape and Kirsten Cappy
05/11/2021
AudioFile Presents: Stories of New Americans for Young Listeners

Catch up with the Welcoming Voices discussion we cohosted with Dreamscape and Kirsten Cappy

Listen in on a conversation on narrating audiobooks about New Americans for young listeners, hosted by AudioFile's Michele Cobb. Narrators Marisa Blake, Priy...

Find out which Dickens character in DAVID COPPERFIELD each of these narrators favors! Join the fun w/ Nicholas Bolton, S...
04/18/2021
A Dickens of Davids - The narrators of DAVID COPPERFIELD with AudioFile Magazine

Find out which Dickens character in DAVID COPPERFIELD each of these narrators favors! Join the fun w/ Nicholas Bolton, Simon Vance, Martin Jarvis & Derek Perkins, and then go listen to our Audiobook Break podcast to catch ALL the story!

Hear from celebrated narrators of DAVID COPPERFIELD! Martin Jarvis, Simon Vance, Derek Perkins, and Nicholas Boulton each talk about how they approach the me...

Dip into Sharon Grover's annual article of recommended listen-likes for kids! https://bit.ly/3dHhrkE
04/11/2021
Listen-Alikes—Audiobook Pairs for Kids & Teens

Dip into Sharon Grover's annual article of recommended listen-likes for kids! https://bit.ly/3dHhrkE

These listen-alike pairings focus on Own Voices, featuring titles in which many of the authors and narrators speak from their own diverse backgrounds and perspectives, a term originally coined by author Corinne Duyvis. From combating systemic racism to exploring immigrant experiences to mythic stori...

Congratulations to narrators, authors, publishers, judges, and listeners, too! Find out who won Audie Awards in 2021, re...
03/23/2021
AudioFile, Discover the World of Audiobooks

Congratulations to narrators, authors, publishers, judges, and listeners, too! Find out who won Audie Awards in 2021, read our reviews of the winning titles, and hear sound clips from them all right here https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audies/

Explore great audio book listening with AudioFile recommendations and reviews. We help you find your next great audiobook. Independent reviews help you discover the best narrators, great listening, and spoken word programs worth your listening time. We talk all audiobooks, all the time.

Let’s hear about this year’s contenders for Audiobooks’ Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year
03/22/2021
Celebrating the 2021 Audie Awards: Audiobook of the Year

Let’s hear about this year’s contenders for Audiobooks’ Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured lis…

While we're all waiting for Monday evening's Audie Awards 2021 check out Michele Cobb discussion with the Celebrity Judg...
03/19/2021
Young Adult Audie Awards Judges Chat

While we're all waiting for Monday evening's Audie Awards 2021 check out Michele Cobb discussion with the Celebrity Judges for the Young Adult category: authors Jerry Craft, Melissa de la Cruz & VE Schwab http://bit.ly/3tCrlKR

Every year, the Audio Publishers Association's Audie Awards make for a joyous celebration of all of the work and heart that goes into making excellent audiobooks. In a recorded conversation, AudioFile publisher Michele Cobb spoke with this year's three Young Adult Audie Celebrity judges, Jer...

THE IDES OF MARCH by Thornton Wilder Read by Derek Perkins Piper Goodeve Jane Copland Gary Furlong Andy Cresswell Peter ...
03/15/2021
THE IDES OF MARCH by Thornton Wilder Read by Derek Perkins Piper Goodeve Jane Copland Gary Furlong Andy Cresswell Peter Noble Antony Ferguson Joan Walker Morag Sims | Audiobook Review | AudioFile Magazine

THE IDES OF MARCH by Thornton Wilder Read by Derek Perkins Piper Goodeve Jane Copland Gary Furlong Andy Cresswell Peter Noble Antony Ferguson Joan Walker Morag Sims | Audiobook Review | AudioFile Magazine

AudioFile Audiobook Review: Thornton Wilder's epistolary novel set in Rome in the months leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar adapts exceptionally well to an ensemble

"Even if you don't work in education specifically, I think there's a lot of wisdom here, and there's a lot you can get o...
03/06/2021
Narrator David Sadzin on NOT LIGHT, BUT FIRE

"Even if you don't work in education specifically, I think there's a lot of wisdom here, and there's a lot you can get out of this book."—Narrator David Sadzin

Explore great audio book listening with AudioFile recommendations and reviews. We help you find your next great audiobook. Independent reviews help you discover the best narrators, great listening, and spoken word programs worth your listening time. We talk all audiobooks, all the time.

Do you keep up with our daily audiobook review over on Twitter?  Today's features the latest from Kristin Hannah, brough...
03/03/2021

Do you keep up with our daily audiobook review over on Twitter? Today's features the latest from Kristin Hannah, brought to listeners by Julia Whelan! And to add a bit of insider news, we've received this photo of Julia and her husband, Geof Prysirr, who directed her in the recording studio for her performance of THE FOUR WINDS https://bit.ly/305DD1N

"Every line sings. So as a narrator, I was able to engage in this work by engaging in his rhythms."--Narrator Karen Chil...
02/27/2021
Narrator Karen Chilton on THE PROPHETS

"Every line sings. So as a narrator, I was able to engage in this work by engaging in his rhythms."--Narrator Karen Chilton http://bit.ly/2NDKVHs

In this video, narrator Karen Chilton shares why THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones, Jr, drew on every skill she has as a narrator. This powerful debut novel depicts a love story set in the midst of the most horrific circumstances imaginable.

Want to soak up all the Audie Award Finalists news that came out yesterday?  We got you covered http://bit.ly/2C09pys
02/24/2021

Want to soak up all the Audie Award Finalists news that came out yesterday? We got you covered http://bit.ly/2C09pys

Sunday's an excellent day to catch up with all things read aloud...and the includes our Audiobook Break podcast chapter ...
02/21/2021

Sunday's an excellent day to catch up with all things read aloud...and the includes our Audiobook Break podcast chapter by chapter reading of David Copperfield https://bit.ly/39SFoFi

A 3-day weekend!  Grand time to dip into our new podcast series Audiobook Break. Narrator Nicholas Boulton will give you...
02/13/2021

A 3-day weekend! Grand time to dip into our new podcast series Audiobook Break. Narrator Nicholas Boulton will give you good reason https://bit.ly/3rR5tdF

Have you taken an Audiobook Break? Our founding editor explains why you should and how we're making it easy to do http:/...
02/12/2021
Introducing Audiobook Break, AudioFile’s New Podcast—an Old-New Idea

Have you taken an Audiobook Break? Our founding editor explains why you should and how we're making it easy to do http://bit.ly/3rR5tdF

Charles Dickens’s birthday on February 7 seemed like the perfect day to launch AudioFile’s new podcast, Audiobook Break. Taking the old idea of serializing novels into the new age of the podcast format, we present an extraordinary audiobook chapter by chapter. In collaboration with audio...

02/12/2021
A BIDEN-HARRIS VALENTINE: KEEPING THE FAITH, SPREADING THE LOVE

AudioFile Exclusive! Premiere of the Presidential Conversations by George S. Corey video Keeping the Faith, Spreading the Love: A Biden-Harris Valentine from Presidential Conversations author George S. Corey, featuring Robin Miles - rmilesvox & Stephen DeRosa https://vimeo.com/509216255/30abae7439

This is "A BIDEN-HARRIS VALENTINE: KEEPING THE FAITH, SPREADING THE LOVE" by Round 1 Productions on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people…

Tune in today! Our new podcast Audiobook Break....because you're never too old to be read to.....
02/08/2021

Tune in today! Our new podcast Audiobook Break....because you're never too old to be read to.....

What the Dickens?! We're kicking off a new podcast series called Audiobook Break! Each episode provides a full chapter p...
02/05/2021

What the Dickens?! We're kicking off a new podcast series called Audiobook Break! Each episode provides a full chapter performance for all of us who miss that experience of looking forward to being read to at bedtime, at that "down time" in mid afternoon, or whenever your own period of "I need comfort" happens.

Recording A Promised Land with Barack Obama
01/29/2021
Recording A Promised Land with Barack Obama

Recording A Promised Land with Barack Obama

What’s it like to record a 29-hour audiobook with a former President of the United States? AudioFile Magazine spoke with Dan Zitt, SVP Content Production at Penguin Random House Audio and pro…

“You see an example in this book of how to walk in the world when you’re a young person and how to find your way, with f...
01/16/2021
Narrator Shaun Taylor-Corbett on THE BRAVE - AudioFile Magazine Blog

“You see an example in this book of how to walk in the world when you’re a young person and how to find your way, with family members who just have your back and love you.”—Narrator Shaun Taylor-Corbett https://bit.ly/3ilm8mj

In this video, narrator Shaun Taylor-Corbett shares his thoughts on narrating THE BRAVE by James Bird, a moving and magical audiobook for children.

“I had spent the last year and a half in Chicago working . . . the sights, the sounds, the tastes of Chicago, and knowin...
01/11/2021
Narrator Amir Abdullah on THE UNSPOKEN - AudioFile Magazine Blog

“I had spent the last year and a half in Chicago working . . . the sights, the sounds, the tastes of Chicago, and knowing what that was like, it was really exciting to be able to bring that to life.—Narrator Amir Abdullah https://bit.ly/3orS5LX

In his video, narrator Amir Abdullah shares his thoughts on bringing Ian K. Smith's mystery THE UNSPOKEN to audiobook listeners.

You can check out all 12 of our 2021 Listening Challenges here. See audiofilemagazine.com's site for the various pages s...
01/05/2021

You can check out all 12 of our 2021 Listening Challenges here. See audiofilemagazine.com's site for the various pages suggested here as starting points for ideas

Have you caught up w/ our weekday podcast audiobook reviews?
01/04/2021
American Savior by Roland Merullo, Read by Dion Graham

Have you caught up w/ our weekday podcast audiobook reviews?

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured lis…

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01/01/2021

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We continue the tradition of inviting audiobook narrators to share the last sentence they record during the outgoing yea...
12/31/2020
Last Sentence of 2020! - AudioFile Magazine Blog

We continue the tradition of inviting audiobook narrators to share the last sentence they record during the outgoing year, and then we weave them into an original tale...

AudioFile's favorite way to end the year is to collect the last sentences read by narrators, and over 100 contributed to say goodbye to a surreal year.

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Good Morning. Question: Why did you choose NO classics for the summer audio program. Feels like a miss.
Audiobook Break is an absolutely brilliant idea. It is a chance for us to breathe and just enjoy listening for short periods of time. I am loving Nicholas Boulton's narration of David Copperfield. It is great to enjoy it, but, also, as a newbie narrator, to learn from it. Thank you!
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Love your magazine! I enjoyed reading it every day while recording my latest audiobook, "The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees," at iconic DuArt Media Services in New York (for Recorded Books). Pithy, well-written reviews--a treat! Just signed up for your newsletter too.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Of course you can! The Fourth Courier is now available as an audiobook. Selected by Bookstr as 1 of 5 best books set in Europe published this year AND 1 of 5 books picked to honor Stonewall’s 50th anniversary!
I have a question that I hope someone can answer. I will have pre-orders for an eBook at Smashwords Premium. I have been contacting a lot of distributors about scheduling pre-orders for my audio book too. So far I have not found one Audio Book distributor that offers this service. Does anyone know why these companies can't give pre-orders?