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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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Staff Round-Up: Which Character is Invited to Your Summer Dinner Party?

Rolling into the season of rooftop hopping, park picnicking, and backyard barbecuing has us wondering about the big questions:

what’s the perfect amount of time to leave a burger on the grill? Which summer shandy goes best with a cheese board? And perhaps most importantly, which fictional characters should be invited to our summer dinner parties? READ MORE

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Download free audiobooks all summer long via SYNC

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. From April 27 through August 16, 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads each week, including four outstanding Listening Library titles! Visit www.audiobooksync.com each week for two new audio offerings. Once downloaded, these audios are yours to keep—but hurry, each title is available for one week only! READ MORE

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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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