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Greg Howard The Whispers
The Whispers Author Greg Howard on the Magical Act of Listening to Audiobooks

I listen to audiobooks quite a bit—on the commute to and from work, on long weekend walks, while shopping and training at the gym, etc. And for me, a narrator can make or break the experience and determine whether or not I’m willing to commit several hours to the production. On the other hand, a great narrator can illuminate, even elevate the text, holding my attention for hours with no problem. Read more

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Black History Month Essay Collections
8 Collections by Black Authors to Listen to Now

Whether you’ve been following these writers for years or are discovering their work for the first time, check out these eight short story and essay collections written or curated by bestselling, award-winning, and debut black authors. Read more

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Lynne Kelly Song for a Whale
Q&A with Lynne Kelly, author of Song for a Whale

Belonging and communication are two themes at the heart of Lynne Kelly’s newest tale, Song for a Whale, and the audiobook, read by Abigail Revasch, is a poignant listen that will tug at the heartstrings of all ages.

To delve a little deeper behind this fantastic story, we were really happy to hear from Lynne herself! Read more

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Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart This Is the Author
S4 E07: Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power; Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home; and Julie Bogart, author of The Brave Learner. Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories, travel adventures, and insights in education, hear why each of these authors are excited to share their stories with listeners. Plus, discover how one author used her high school acting experience to help her narrate.

Learn more about their audiobooks:
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The Bridge Home Padma Venkatraman
Author Padma Venkatraman on the Interplay of Sound and Silence in The Bridge Home

Growing up in India in a Hindu family, I celebrated many festivals throughout the year. The only festival that I dreaded as a child (although I also found it beautiful and profound) was Saraswathi Pooja, the day dedicated to the goddess of learning. Why? Because on that day, I wasn’t allowed to read or write. Read more

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Valentine's Day Craft
Swoon-worthy Stories and Heartwarming Tales for All Ages

Handmade Valentine’s Day cards are some of the easiest crafts to DIY and so joyously celebrate love— whether it is romantic love, love for family, and love for friends!

So, while you’re making your cards this week (whether you’re creating them on your own or with family and friends), delight in these heartwarming love-ly stories. Read more

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