Itâ€™s the start of the holiday season, which means time for sweets, gift giving, and family time. Since getting together with family often requires travel, weâ€™re here to help keep the trip smooth and fun for everyone. Check out our recommendations for titles that are interesting listens for a variety of ages: Read more
Summer is basically made for relaxing and reading, but just when you were getting used to long summer evenings and sunny days at the beach, the sun begins to set earlier and days begin to go quicker. The Fall frenzy begins and the craziness of life picks back up.Â Reading is unfortunately (at least for me) not at the top of the priority list, so this is when I really appreciate a good audiobook.Â Read more
We’re thrilled to share this special author guest post!
By Adam Gidwitz
Last summer, as I was coming into the homestretch of composing my new novel, The Inquisitorâ€™s Tale, my wife took me to a concert. She and I have slightly different taste in concerts. I like concerts where I can sing at the top of my lungs and dance around like an idiot. This was not that kind of concert.
My parents live a little more than an hour from us out on the North Fork of Long Island. Naturally, as soon as the weather starts getting nice, we pack up the car and head out there almost every weekend to enjoy the beaches, farms, and quaint community life.Â This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking my 8-year-old nephew, Danny, along with us, who is not only good company but a great help in the car with my 1-year-old. Read more
Are you thinking about trying an audiobook for the first time, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve put together a list of audiobooks that will get you hooked on listening! From star-studded blockbusters like World War Z to heart-warming YA listens like Eleanor & Park, there is something on this list that anybody will enjoy. Try any one of these carefully-selected audiobooks, and you’ll be hooked in no time!
“My family was thrilled when I was recording because I went on vocal rest at home to save my voice.”
Psychologist Lisa Damour talks about how important it was for her to record her audiobook in her own voice since it deals with how we talk to teenagers.
The research is in: children who hear more words in their formative years have bigger vocabularies, are better readers, and get better test scores. If you believe in the power of words, Dr. Dana Suskindâ€™s fascinating audiobook, THIRTY MILLION WORDS, is essential listening. Read more