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Shakespearean Stories for the Bard’s Birthday!

William Shakespeare was born in April of 1564 (on an undetermined day), and to celebrate his big 456th we put together a list of some of his finest works reimagined. From movies to sonnets to full retellings, the Bard’s influence is undeniable, and we have them all here on audio. Read more

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An Audio Editor’s Picks: Home-From-School Listens for Middle Grade & YA Listeners

by Emily Parliman, Editor

Whether your teen 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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Defying Gravity: Author Phil Stamper on His Debut Audiobook

Debut author Phil Stamper’s The Gravity of Us has been dubbed “a sweet fish-out-of-water tale that also shrewdly explores the intersection between social class and modern media culture…”(Kirkus), among many other fabulous things. We caught up with Phil to chat about the experience of hearing his characters brought to life by audiobook narrators, and of course, what he can’t stop listening to. Read more

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Listen & Lounge: Audiobooks For Summer’s End

Hopefully by this point in the summer, with all of those steamy days practically made for parking yourself by the ocean (or at least an atmospheric air conditioner), you’ve been able to make a solid dent in your TBR pile. Might we suggest tacking on a few more listens? Kick your feet up and soak in these last weeks of the season through your earbuds. Read more

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YA Crossover
April 2019 Debut books
Find Debut Fiction to Listen to at Any Age

“April showers bring May flowers” is a saying that really is based on truth (we keep an umbrella at home, at the office, and in our bags). Instead of bemoaning the rain keeping us indoors for a little while longer, we’re rejoicing that we have an excuse to stay in and listen to an audiobook. Read more

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Meet the Cast of Operation Frog Effect! (Exclusive Audio Clips)

At its core, Sarah Scheerger’s Operation Frog Effect celebrates standing up and standing together, and tells the unforgettable story of how a class of unlikely friends take responsibility for their actions and unite for a cause they all believe in. Because the audiobook features the perspectives of eight very different kids, the Penguin Random House Audio production team cast nine talented narrators to bring them each to life. Read more

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