Listen While You Knit
Knitting Patterns for Audiobook Listeners

“Knitting and listening to books go together like peas and carrots,” says Book Riot. We agree! Audiobooks and crafting make a perfect pair – you can be entertained by a great story while working on your projects. Here are free knitting patterns as well as some audiobook sample clips that will complement the work to be done. For more recommended titles and craft articles, visit TryAudioBooks.com. Enjoy!  Read more

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Best Debut Fiction Audiobooks of 2015

Everyone has a favorite author. But that favorite author was, at one time, a debut writer. Their voice not yet discovered, their first book impatiently waiting on the shelves to be read, loved, shared.

You’ll always pick up the new audiobook (or hardcover if you’re into that sort of thing) by your go-to author, but even the big names only turn out, at most, a few books a year. And if you’re an avid reader, you need books. All. The. Time. So why not take a chance on a writer you haven’t heard of before? Finding a new voice is one of the great joys of reading. 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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National Book Award Winner – Fortune Smiles

Not only is Adam Johnson the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son, and one of America’s most provocative and powerful authors, he is now also the winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction.

Johnson’s Fortune Smiles is a collection of six stories that delve deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. It is subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking. Johnson gives voice to the perspectives we don’t often hear, and offers readers a new way of looking at the world.  Read more

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National Book Award Winner – Between the World and Me

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

If you needed another reason to listen to Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, here it is. This #1 N.Y. Times bestseller has won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Read more

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Listen to Kathy Reichs’ Novella before the New Season of Bones

Waiting anxiously for Season 11 of Bones? You need to listen to the newly released audiobook novella, Swamp Bones by Kathy Reichs. There’s a reason that Bones is one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network. It’s not just because David Boreanaz turned in his fangs for a badge.  Read more

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Audiobooks as Sous Chefs – Cook and Read at the Same Time

For some, the act of cooking is relaxing. For others, it’s a chore. For readers, it’s one more thing that stops us from finishing our book.

But no longer! Now, you can cook and read at the same time. Read more

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