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, â€śIt turns out that I have a very good ear, and a nose for finding mistakes.â€ť Read more
Itâ€™s no mystery why Alan Bradleyâ€™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 â€śpart Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicketâ€™s A Series of Unfortunate Events.â€ť (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
John Grisham’s newest legal thriller, THE RECKONING, marks a return to the Southern Gothic setting his fans love, and is a shocking and suspenseful tale, made even more heart-pounding when told by a skilled storyteller. Enter narrator Michael Beck Read more
Thereâ€™s a new Reacher in town. But fear not, longtime Lee Child audio fans: while the great Dick Hill may have retired, thereâ€™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
Letâ€™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 sweepinâ€™ the countless cable series away (although no complaints there—that show is amazing), I couldnâ€™t help but feel like singing: Can you tell me how to get, how to get to…reading again? Read more
Audiobooks can make the morning commute go faster or make you run just a little bit longer, but sometimes it’s nice to curl up and listen right where you are. Read more
Weâ€™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 Benjaminâ€™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
Is there anything better than cozying up with a creative project and a fantastic audiobook? We’re thrilled to welcome author Chloe Benjamin to the PRH Audio blog to share her passion for knitting while indulging in a great story. Read more
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
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