I try not to read customer reviews of my books—it was a suggestion a writer friend made to me years ago, and I mostly try to stick with it. But somehow, when I was searching for something else on Amazon, I ended up on the page of the audiobook of my first novel, The Light We Lost, which I also narrated. And before I could click away, my eye caught a review. It said: I loved the narration, which made me especially happy. I had been a little concerned about doing the reading, since Iâ€™m not a professional audiobook narrator or actress, and that reassurance that a listener enjoyed my audio interpretation meant a lot to me. READ MORE
In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Dr. Lisa Damour, author of Under Pressure; David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth; and Judith Grisel, author of Never Enough. From brain science to earth science, the topics these authorsâ€™ audios address add much-needed conversation to understanding anxiety, addiction and climate change. Plus, hear why you may rethink how you talk to teenagers.
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With so many different news stories happening simultaneously, itâ€™s no wonder that the biggest audiobooks as of late have been ripped straight from the headlines. Whether youâ€™re looking for fiction inspired by true events or an investigative dive into a story thatâ€™s still unfolding, thereâ€™s an audiobook for whatever has piqued your interest. READ MORE
We all love being told a story, whether itâ€™s from our friends, our family, or someone we admire. Weâ€™re captivated by tales of the everyday, far-off places, or forgotten times. Being told a story sparks our imagination and allows us to experience a different life, if only for a moment. READ MORE
How have you been teaching your young readers about Black History Month? Add another layer to their learning with audiobooks. Weâ€™ve curated a starter pack of stories by bestselling black authors, as well as a couple informative listens about pioneers in Black History. READ MORE
I listen to audiobooks quite a bitâ€”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 Iâ€™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
In this episode of This Is the Author, Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom; Erwin Raphael McManus, author of The Way of the Warrior; and Aaron Dignan, author Brave New Work. As you listen to each of these authors talk about their audiobooks, their messages of taking action will inspire youâ€”whether at work, with your finances, or within yourselfâ€”to live a fuller life. And, find out which author said that narrating helps him become a better writer.
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The Matchmaker’s List has all the components of the perfect Valentine’s season love story: One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it. READ MORE
When we think of February, we think of hearts (instead of wintery, blustery weather!). Hearts can mean a lot of different things: love of a place, love of an activity, romantic love, familial love, friendship love, and, best of all, the love you have for yourself.
So, whatever type of love you’d like to immerse yourself in with your next audiobook, we have a fantastic selection for you from bright, new voices in literature. READ MORE
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