Truly good audiobooks melt the ordinary world into an inconsequential puddle. The combined skill of author and narratorÂ stimulate our senses to believe weâ€™re seeing new sights, smelling imaginary scents, willingly traveling with characters wherever they may lead. Read more
Susan Dennard, author of The Witchland series, chatted with narrator Bahni Turpin about what it’s like to narrate an audiobook.Â Don’t miss their fun back and forth to learn more about the audiobook process, and then check out SightwitchÂ by Susan Dennard, now available.
Traci Chee is a self-described â€śword geekâ€ť who, according to her author bio â€śloves book arts and art books.â€ť So it should be no surprise to anyone that she had plenty to say about the art of audiobooks; her second book is called The Speaker, after all! Keep reading to hear what it was like for Chee to experience her own bestselling series in the audio format, how listening alters the way her words affect her, and why she thinks the audio editions shine a light on the heart of her series in a particularly poignant way. Read more
“Iâ€™m really not sure what I would have done without great audiobooks,” says Scott Reintgen. Learn why listening to audiobooks is his go-to classroom strategy. Plus, the audiobook producer and narrator share behind-the-scenes details from the recording of this action-packed Hear Diversity pick. Read more
From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequels comes THE PERFECT SCORE, a new middle-grade school story with a very special cast of unforgettable characters who discover that getting the perfect score—both on the test and in life—is perhaps not so perfect after all. We’re thrilled to welcome author Rob Buyea to the Listening Library blog to share his own personal experience with audiobooks and why they are perfect for teachers and students. Read more
Pssst…greetings, listeners! We just can’t keep author Jake Burt’s hilarious essay recounting his audiobook experience all to ourselves. His debut middle-grade listen, GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION! (on sale now), about a family on the run (plus, one streetwise girl pretending to be a family member—to throw the bad guys off, of course. But don’t tell anyone!) is brought to life on audio by four terrific narrators. But what is it really like to be an author about to meet the voices of your fictional creations for the first time? Terrifying, apparently. Read more
Feeling lucky? YA listeners are about to hit the jackpot with Jennifer E. Smithâ€™s incredible new audiobook, WINDFALL. Listen to a clip and find out why the author says listening feels â€śa bit like magic,â€ť in her guest blog post. Read more