The Last Kids On Earth Series is a Hilarious Adventure

Max Brallier’s The Last Kids on Earth is a hilarious adventure for young listeners. When thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan realizes he can’t take on the monster apocalypse alone, he enlists his classmates to make the fight fair. With this new team, he’ll be able to slay Blarg (the eerily intelligent monster) and not be average anymore…or so he hopes.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer and other Super Heroines

Wonder Woman is everywhere. With the recent film starring Gal Gadot, it seems like we can’t get enough superheroines. Luckily, Leigh Bardugo, of the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology, has written Wonder Woman: Warbringer, an action-packed listen sure to satisfy fans of all ages.

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Realistic YA Fall Fiction Round-Up

There really is no typical high school story—every tale is different—and there’s no better way to discover the variety of experiences than through realistic young-adult fiction. Ranging from thrilling suspense revolving around friendship, to heartbreaking stories of young people reacting to loss, all of these stories make great listens. Teenagers have to deal with more in life than just tests and cute classmates: these audiobooks are jumping-off points for deeper discussion.

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Let’s Code, Girls!

Did you know that the gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s? In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women. Now women make up just 18% of graduates.* Read more

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Michael Sheen narrates Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE audiobook

Exciting casting news! Award-winning actor Michael Sheen (Passengers, Frost/Nixon, The Twilight Saga) narrates the audiobook of Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST VOLUME ONE: LA BELLE SAUVAGE! Listen to a clip and watch him read an excerpt in the studio. Read more

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“I love audiobooks because they serve as a different entry point to literature.”–Pablo Cartaya, author of THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA

 
In this guest blog post, Cartaya brings listeners inside the recording studio, describing how he connected with his characters while reading his audiobook. Plus, he shares how audiobooks have made a difference in his family. Read more

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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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Blood Rose Rebellion and 5 More Awesome Female Protagonists

With the release of Blood Rose Rebellion, we understand the desire to listen to as many fierce female characters as possible. Perfect for inspiring us when we’re down, or giving us a kick to push us forward, Blood Rose Rebellion and these five other titles are just the listens you need.

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