Benjamin Dreyer
Q & A with Benjamin Dreyer, Author of Dreyer’s English

Dreyer’s English may be the first grammar book that will make readers and listeners laugh out loud—while learning how to be a better writer. And that’s thanks to the humor and helpful expertise of Random House’s longtime Copy Chief, Benjamin Dreyer. As he recently told The New York Times, “It turns out that I have a very good ear, and a nose for finding mistakes.” Read more

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Flavia de Luce
Celebrate the 10th Flavia de Luce mystery with a special message from the spunky sleuth herself (as read by narrator Jayne Entwistle!)

It’s no mystery why Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce books and audiobooks are beloved by readers and listeners all over the world. Bradley’s irresistibly spunky young sleuth, Flavia, has been described as “part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” (The New York Times Book Review)

With the arrival of The Golden Tresses of the Dead, the 10th book in the bestselling series, Flavia de Luce decided it’s a good time to share 10 reasons why it would be a crime to miss out on her adventures. (Special thanks to author Alan Bradley for passing Flavia’s list along to us!) Read more

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Scott Brick Narrates Jack Reacher Audios
LISTEN IN: New Jack Reacher narrator Scott Brick discusses taking on Lee Child’s bestselling series

There’s a new Reacher in town. But fear not, longtime Lee Child audio fans: while the great Dick Hill may have retired, there’s a new pro behind the mic to take on the Jack Reacher series when it returns on November 5th with PAST TENSE. Read more

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Staff Picks
What We’re Listening To – August 2018 Picks

Let’s just say it had been awhile.

Corduroy? Check! A Pocket for Corduroy? Check! Goodnight Moon? Nightly. But taking the time as a newish mom to read a book just for my bookish self? Well…Goodnight goodreads goal has been more like it.

But over a year after having my first baby, in a world (aka: my small apartment) where board books rule, and Sesame Street is sweepin’ the countless cable series away (although no complaints there—that show is amazing), I couldn’t help but feel like singing: Can you tell me how to get, how to get to…reading again? Read more

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Winter Listens Cozy
Kimberly Farr & Girls In The Picture audiobook cover
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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Traci Chee on why her Sea of Ink and Gold series is a “love letter to books” that’s perfect for audio

Traci Chee is a self-described “word geek” who, according to her author bio “loves book arts and art books.” 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

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Rob Buyea
How his job as a classroom teacher helped THE PERFECT SCORE author Rob Buyea discover the power of audiobooks.

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

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