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11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can't Miss

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

To this day, I'm hard-pressed to think of an experience as simple yet as satisfying as listening to a beautiful story read aloud. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but judging by the immersive experience these 11 audiobooks give us, a sound can be worth a whole lot more.

5 Ways to Help You Read More Books | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.

My Prideful List of Favorites and Recommendations

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I have been ruminating over what to write in honor of LGBTQIA Pride. I wanted to put out some long overdue favorite people, artists, reviews, and recommendations for fiction and music. The following list and thoughts are in no particular order of rank or preference.

Crafting Compelling Fiction With Jim Heskett

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

Imagine yourself deep in a forest. You notice your travel companions rifling through your backpack while muttering to themselves at half-volume. Unsettled, you retire to your tent where you find a mysterious key.

4 Life Hacks of Uber Successful People

Daniel Scalco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Daniel Scalco

It isn't dramatic life changes that will make you a successful person but rather various small habits and systems put in place to get the highest return on your time.

Audiobook Your Way to an MFA

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jeb Harrison

Unlike many of the other low-residency MFA students, I have managed to fulfill the reading and critical paper requirements while hardly cracking a book.

Keely Brooke Keith on Inspiration, Writing a Series, and Fan Mail

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

"I never imagined I'd get fan mail. Well, it's not mail these days -- it's emails and Facebook messages and links to reviews they want me to see. Every little encouragement is huge to an author because we spend most of our days writing alone."

Dear Indie Author: I'm Listening

Kate Fisher | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

Dear Indie Author, I have a request that might rub you the wrong way, but I'm going to go for it. Would you please release an audiobook version of your latest novel?

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 03.11.2015 | 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.