Traci Chee is a self-described â€śword geekâ€ť who, according to her author bio â€śloves book arts and art books.â€ť So it should be no surprise to anyone that she had plenty to say about the art of audiobooks; her second book is called The Speaker, after all! Keep reading to hear what it was like for Chee to experience her own bestselling series in the audio format, how listening alters the way her words affect her, and why she thinks the audio editions shine a light on the heart of her series in a particularly poignant way. READ MORE
How well do you know the people you love? When youâ€™re forced to go through a loved oneâ€™s belongings after theyâ€™ve passed away, what will you discover? There will be items you recognize, some you have fond memories of, but what about those you donâ€™t recognize? When you peel back the layers of a life, will you like what you see?
“Iâ€™m really not sure what I would have done without great audiobooks,” says Scott Reintgen. Learn why listening to audiobooks is his go-to classroom strategy. Plus, the audiobook producer and narrator share behind-the-scenes details from the recording of this action-packed Hear Diversity pick. READ MORE
Itâ€™s finally fall (even if it feels like winter), and that means itâ€™s time to use headphones as earmuffs with the bonus of audio content. Need suggestionsÂ on whatÂ toÂ play? Hereâ€™s what Iâ€™ve been listening to lately:
From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequels comes THE PERFECT SCORE, a new middle-grade school story with a very special cast of unforgettable characters who discover that getting the perfect score—both on the test and in life—is perhaps not so perfect after all. We’re thrilled to welcome author Rob Buyea to the Listening Library blog to share his own personal experience with audiobooks and why they are perfect for teachers and students. READ MORE
If you’re looking for your next young adult fantasy audiobook, have we got a list for you! From aÂ retellingÂ of the origin story of the Evil Queen from Snow White, to the third entry inÂ The DivinersÂ series, there’s a wide range of fantastical listens that have come out recently. So whether you’re an old hat within the genre or just diving in, we’re sure one of these listens will fit your earbuds.
Magnus Chase is back for his biggest adventure yet in the third installment ofÂ Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Loki has returned and is planning to set sail on Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, to bring a horde of zombies and giants to Asgard and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It’s up to Magnus and his friends to stop Loki, but to do that, they’ll have to race across the ocean to reach Naglfar before it can set sail.
As Halloween approaches, thereâ€™s nothing quite as fun as listening to a spooky audiobook. Brace yourself with an intense thriller or play the part of the detective with a captivating whodunit mystery. And if you get scared easily, maybe listen with the lights onâ€”you never know whatâ€™s around the corner!