TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Q&A with narrator Damaras Obi and director Ally Sheedy

by Emily Parliman, Editor at Listening Library

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM is an award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery who, at age 15, was the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, as part of the 1965 Selma Rights Voting March. The book was adapted for stage by director Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire) and actress Damaras Obi. Lynda told WMAC Northeast Public Radio: “The first time I saw [Damaras] I was in awe. This girl is awesome.” We were lucky enough to have Damaras narrate the audiobook, with Ally directing. Here they discuss what it was like to adapt the memoir into a play, and then collaborate on the audiobook: Read more

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Download free audiobooks all summer long via SYNC

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. From April 27 through August 16, 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads each week, including four outstanding Listening Library titles! Visit www.audiobooksync.com each week for two new audio offerings. Once downloaded, these audios are yours to keep—but hurry, each title is available for one week only! Read more

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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day!

On September 13th celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors. Learn more about Roald Dahl’s life, go behind-the-scenes in the audiobook studio in an exclusive video, listen to clips from these gloriumptious stories, and more. Read more

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With 20 narrators and a special sound bed, the ILLUMINAE audiobook is out-of-this-world

Update May 2016: ILLUMINAE is the 2016 Audie Award winner for Multi-Voiced Performance! If you’ve seen a copy of ILLUMINAE, filled with scratched out emails and interview transcripts, you probably thought how are they going to bring this story to audiobook? Only the team at Listening Library could create a production this extraordinary. It’s Battlestar Galatica meets 10 Things I Hate About You and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Read more

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