Heather running
Running Sucks. Reading Doesn’t. How audiobooks transformed a reluctant runner’s routine.

By Heather Job, publicist for Listening Library

One of my favorite jokes to make, when people tell me they’ve taken up running, is “What are you running from?” One of my other favorite jokes to make, when people tell me they’ve taken up running, is “You can’t run from death.” People don’t tend to think these jokes are very funny, but I stand by them. Read more

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Adib Khorram Darius the Great is Not Okay
DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY Author Adib Khorram on Language and Identity

Darius Kellner has never fit in. His mom is Iranian, and his dad is white. He doesn’t really speak Farsi, but his little sister, Laleh, does. He’s into Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and tea. Not many people at his high school in Portland, Oregon, share those interests. He also has depression, which doesn’t make anything easier. Read more

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Vesper Stamper What The Night Sings
Vesper Stamper: The Possibilities Within Audiobooks

We illustrators enter the field because we want to engage many different kinds of people with our art and communicate big ideas in innovative ways. Ours is a mass medium by design. That’s why we’ve seen so many illustrated works find their way into lush Hollywood screen adaptations—Brian Selznick’s books, or the Marvel comics movies, for example. Read more

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