February 2019 Debuts
Explore the Complexities of Love for People and Places in These February Debuts

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

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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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Flavia de Luce
Celebrate the 10th Flavia de Luce mystery with a special message from the spunky sleuth herself (as read by narrator Jayne Entwistle!)

It’s no mystery why Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce books and audiobooks are beloved by readers and listeners all over the world. Bradley’s irresistibly spunky young sleuth, Flavia, has been described as “part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” (The New York Times Book Review)

With the arrival of The Golden Tresses of the Dead, the 10th book in the bestselling series, Flavia de Luce decided it’s a good time to share 10 reasons why it would be a crime to miss out on her adventures. (Special thanks to author Alan Bradley for passing Flavia’s list along to us!) Read more

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Johanna Basford, Stephanie Kate Strohm, Emily Arnold McCully
This is the Author | Johanna Basford, Stephanie Kate Strohm, and Emily Arnold McCully

In this episode, meet illustrator Johanna Basford, author of Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, Stephanie Kate Strohm, author of Love à La Mode, and Caldecott Award-winner Emily Arnold McCully, author of Mirette on the High Wire.

These three women reveal the personal inspirations that led to the recording of their audiobooks…whether it was a collection of bedtime stories shared with a child or a love of romance and dreams of Paris. You’ll be transported and delighted…and you may want a warm croissant to munch on as you listen. Enjoy!

Learn more about these authors’ audiobooks: Read more

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Frankenstein Adaptations for Halloween
Adaptations of Frankenstein are Must-Listens

October really is the month when everyone goes nuts for spooky stories. One of those is a classic spine-tingling tale that has inspired countless adaptations: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Read more

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Audiobooks inspired by Pride & Prejudice
7 Audiobooks Inspired by Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a classic for a reason. Humor and wit, love and heartache, and keen social commentary are all contained in this one story. So it’s no surprise that authors have been inspired to continue the story or tell their own version of it. Read more

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