Spring Break Listens
Spring Break Family-Friendly Listens

Spring break family vacations are a lot of fun, but they can also be a little exhausting. Excitement for a road trip can quickly turn into one long “are we there yet?” drag; anticipation for a quick plane ride to visit grandparents can become a nightmare of delayed flights at the airport. Luckily, you can prevent all those traveling blues by picking out a few audiobooks that will keep the entire family entertained. Read more

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Ordinary People Change the World
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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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.

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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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Rick Riordan Presents on Audio
Adventure Awaits in Rick Riordan Presents on Audio

As big Rick Riordan fans, we’re always looking for another audiobook that will be full of humor, adventure, and a little magic. (Have you listened to all of his books? Not sure? Take a look and see.)

Luckily for us (and you!), there are plenty of fantastical new listens from Rick Riordan Presents; these fun middle-grade stories are based on mythology from around the world that listeners may or may not be familiar with. Read more

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Max and the Midknights Meet the Cast
Meet the Cast: Max and the Midknights

There’s a new adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series: Max and the Midknights. It’s an illustrated novel, peppered with graphic novel panels throughout, so the audiobook production was exciting to adapt and create. Max’s quest to become a knight is now an original audio performance with a full cast, music, and special effects. Read more

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