Connecting with The Clancys of Queens

I stayed at my mom’s house this weekend, so I commuted into Manhattan this morning from my hometown of Rockaway Beach, Queens. It’s a long but spectacular ride on the MTA’s A train. As the train leaves Rockaway and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean behind, it crosses over Jamaica Bay into the bordering town of Broad Channel. When I looked out the train window as we pulled into Broad Channel station, I recalled my experience meeting Tara Clancy and reading her new memoir The Clancys of Queens.   Read more

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BLOOD ON SNOW -Nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

28896Congratulations!  We are excited to announce that BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbo and read by Patti Smith has  been nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.

Patti Smith was previously nominated in 2001 and 1998 for Best Rock Vocal Performance—Female for “Glitter in Their Eyes” and “1959.”

 

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6 Noteworthy Audiobook Narrators

Narrators. How do you create an audiobook without one? Impossible. You can’t. Don’t try. Think back to the first audiobook you listened to. Why were you hooked? The narrator was one reason why you kept hitting the play button, whether you knew it or not.

What makes a great audiobook narrator? Talent, voice range, and an understanding of the book are all important qualities. But most of all, fantastic narrators have the ability to tell a story that captivates the audience. We’ve kicked off the long list of noteworthy narrators with these favorites (in no particular order). Read more

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