Alexandra Villasante author of The Grief Keeper
Author Alexandra Villasante on Finding Her Perfect Narrator

By Alexandra Villasante, author of The Grief Keeper

There’s an inherent magic contained in audiobooks that triggers my earliest memories of being read to by my mamá. Whether it was Caperucita Roja or Mouse Tales, the memory of spoken words blooming into action, like a comfortable dream or beloved movie, is something I’ve always cherished—even after learning how to read for myself. Read more

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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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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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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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