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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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Repeat Listens
With 20 narrators and a special sound bed, the ILLUMINAE audiobook is out-of-this-world

Update May 2016: ILLUMINAE is the 2016 Audie Award winner for Multi-Voiced Performance! If you’ve seen a copy of ILLUMINAE, filled with scratched out emails and interview transcripts, you probably thought how are they going to bring this story to audiobook? Only the team at Listening Library could create a production this extraordinary. It’s Battlestar Galatica meets 10 Things I Hate About You and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Read more

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Author Guest Post: Ashley Hope Pérez on her Printz Honor winner OUT OF DARKNESS audiobook

Ashley Hope Pérez sets her riveting story of love and tragedy in an East Texas oil town against the backdrop of the 1937 New London school explosion, one of the worst school disasters in American history. In this historical context, she explores racism and segregation, posing thought-provoking questions about these divisive forces. A must-listen Hear Diversity pick, OUT OF DARKNESS is a beautifully rendered, multi-layered story that demonstrates the power of bringing diverse voices alive on audiobook. Read more

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