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Our Recommendations for First-Time Listeners

To celebrate listening to audiobooks (and that June Is Audiobook Month), we’re giving away a tote bag full of classic productions and new favorites! From children’s titles to adult titles and fiction to nonfiction, it is the ultimate audiobook tote. To enter to win it, click here. For official rules, click here.


The benefits of listening to audiobooks are clear: audiobooks are the ultimate tool for multitaskers, as well as a great way to relax. Read more

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Audiobooks For the Mind & Body

Since 1949, May has marked the observance of Mental Health Month. Each year there is a different theme under the overarching idea of self-care and the importance of mental health in gauging overall wellness. Read more

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Essay Collections from Literary-Fiction Authors

Literary-fiction authors tackle big ideas like love, death, and politics in their work, but they don’t approach these themes solely through the characters they create. Read more

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Hello, Hollywood history! Voicing THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE: an interview with narrator Kimberly Farr

We’re thrilled to welcome award-winning narrator Kimberly Farr to the PRHA blog to tell us about how she approaches an audiobook project, and why she was particularly drawn to Melanie Benjamin’s most recent historical fiction treat, THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE, which introduces listeners to two Hollywood legends: screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. Read more

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Birth Flower Audiobook Recommendations

From love and hope to integrity and regret, each type of flower has a meaning. Read more

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American Library Association Award Winners 2018
American Library Association’s 2018 Youth Media Award Winners on Audio

Hand-selected by committees of dedicated librarians and educators, these American Library Association (ALA) award winners represent some of the best children’s and young adult books of the last year, and make for terrific family listening picks. We are excited to share our winners and honorees with you! Learn about them all below. Read more

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