An Audio Editor’s Picks: Home-From-School Listens for Elementary Kids

by Emily Parliman, Editor

Whether your child is attending classes online or taking a break from classes altogether, it’s smart to enrich any downtime with supplementary content. We’ve assembled a list of audiobook recommendations to help bridge the weeks between classes. On our list you’ll find engaging nonfiction that has tie-ins to common school syllabi, can’t-go-wrong classics, frequently “required reading,” and fast-paced historical fiction. Read more

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Treat Your Gift List to Audiobooks

You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice, and you still don’t know what to get your uncle who does triathlons or your cousin who has taken up painting mugs in their spare time. Present giving can be hard: treat yourself to an easy shopping list by gifting audiobooks. Read more

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Audiobooks Starring Your Favorite Animals

Animals in books are often the sidekicks to the protagonists, a kid’s best friend. But this time the critters are taking center stage! Hear what our animal pals have to say in these fun-filled audiobooks.

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6 Noteworthy Audiobook Narrators

Narrators. How do you create an audiobook without one? Impossible. You can’t. Don’t try. Think back to the first audiobook you listened to. Why were you hooked? The narrator was one reason why you kept hitting the play button, whether you knew it or not.

What makes a great audiobook narrator? Talent, voice range, and an understanding of the book are all important qualities. But most of all, fantastic narrators have the ability to tell a story that captivates the audience. We’ve kicked off the long list of noteworthy narrators with these favorites (in no particular order). Read more

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