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Audiobooks: The Next Big Thing

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.29.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We hear so much about eBooks these days that it's almost easy to forget that long before the eBook, there was another way to enjoy a title: in audio...

7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

Road trips don't have to be boring.

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

Why We Need To Change Our Approach To Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The stages of grief were not meant to tell you what you feel, what you should feel, and when exactly you should feel it. They were not meant to dictate whether you are doing your grief "correctly" or not. They were meant to normalize a deeply not-normal time.

7 Amazing Audiobooks

Posted 08.21.2013 | OWN

Listening to a book can make time disappear during long drives, workouts and boring vacuum-the-house sessions. Here's the best of the bunch -- ones th...

Audiobook Lovers: Meet The Master - Simon Vance

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Jeb Harrison

Just a minute. You've never heard of Simon Vance? Vance has narrated or co-narrated over 450 titles. If you listen to audiobooks a half dozen times a year, chances are you've heard Simon Vance.

8 Reasons to Spend This June in 19th Century Russia

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Jeb Harrison

Just when you thought that you wouldn't be able to fit any time travel into your busy schedule this summer, along comes an irresistible opportunity to spend the entire month of June in a quaint mid-19th century Russian village with none other than Dmitri, Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov!

LISTEN: Meryl Streep Reads Nora Ephron (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted 06.15.2013 | Books

The actress Meryl Streep was friends with Nora Ephron, and so it seemed fitting that Random House announced she would be narrating the audiobook of Ep...

What Is Reading?

David Kudler | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
David Kudler

Whether I'm flipping paper pages, scanning through an ebook, listening to an audiobook or reading into a mic, reading a book is reading a book. Or is it?

How Do You Stay in a Story?

Rachael Berkey | Posted 10.14.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

Next time you're feeling yourself pulled out of a novel for whatever reason, give another medium a shot. You may find a new way to read in the process.

Some Writers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Authors often like to talk about finding their literary voices, which generally means they haven't sold anything yet. This post, however is about writers who actually have sold a book, want to voice the audiobook edition -- and shouldn't.

Erotic Novel Author Tapes Her Own Audiobook

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

So, I always tell people this novel of mine is sub-titled "50 Shades of Shocking Magenta." Grey, it is not. Hot, it is. One reviewer, Poor Man, sent...

Finding Time to Read More Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 06.04.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

There aren't enough hours in a day -- or in a weekday, at least. So how do you cram in the pleasure of reading great (and not-so-great) novels? This is one person's tale of how I managed to carve out time for literature.

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

WATCH: Hollywood Stars Read Unabridged Classics

Posted 03.08.2012 | Books

Audible, the audiobook provider bought by Amazon in 2008, has just launched a new series of unabridged digital audiobooks read by Hollywood stars. ...

WATCH: Martin Sheen On Being The Voice Of The Dalai Lama

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

The actor Martin Sheen (real name: Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez) has played a President of the U.S., King Arthur and the father of a super hero. Yet...

The 15 Most Creative States

Patrick Hickman Robertson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Patrick Hickman Robertson

The United States is the most innovative nation on earth, with over 42 per cent (by my estimate) of all significant "firsts" of the modern era, from integrated circuits in silicon chips to condoms.

Can You Hear Me Now? An Author Talks Audiobooks

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Some argue there's no such thing as an audiobook. After all, a book is something you hold in your hands. Okay, maybe a book is also a file you downloa...

The Netflix Of Audiobooks

Sacramento Bee | Allen Pierleoni | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

Heard any good books lately? If so, you likely fit the profile of the audiobook fan as sketched from national research compiled by the Audio Publisher...

Samuel L. Jackson Tells Everyone To Go The F*ck To Sleep

AP | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- The world just can't get enough of Samuel L. Jackson and four-letter words. A free version of the actor's cussing audio of the best-selli...

Which Legendary Director Will Be Narrating The "Go The F*** To Sleep" Audiobook? | Alison Flood | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Legendary film director Werner Herzog has agreed to narrate an audio version of the surprise hit Go the Fuck to Sleep, a comic bedtime book for parent...

2011 Audiobook Of The Year Award Announced

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

On Tuesday night the Audio Publishers Association held its 16th annual Audies Gala in New York City. The press release says the event is often referre...

The Rich Should Have Mass Protests, Too!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The huge protests in places like Egypt and Wisconsin have been inspiring. Citizens thirsting for democracy, workers trying to protect their hard-earne...

Terry Hayes Sales Dead

Courier Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Terry Hayes Sales, a singer and actress who had recorded more than 900 books for the American Printing House for the Blind, died on Monday at a nursin...

DRM is a Business Decision, Not a Moral Decision

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

When we started building our new audiobook publishing company, iambik, we made an early decision: no digital rights management (DRM). (*See below for ...