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Judging the Audies – Round 1

January 20, 2015Erin Cosyn 0

I’m thrilled to be participating as an Audies judge this year. The “Oscars of audiobooks,” the Audie Awards are bestowed annually by the Audio Publishers Association for outstanding audiobooks in more than 30 categories. Here’s the inside scoop on the numbers, the process, and the experience.

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Book Review: What I Know For Sure

January 13, 2015Colleen Tsironis 0

What I Know For Sure, by Oprah Winfrey, is a must-listen. This is a book to enjoy today and revisit every few years. That’s my plan. Readers of O, The Oprah Magazine, will recognize the title—each issue ends with Oprah’s column, aptly named “What I Know For Sure.” I came to this book as a listener first. […]

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Best of 2014: Narration

January 2, 2015Marika Gofman 0

Something that has always drawn me to the audio format is the intimacy of storytelling. Whether an author is sharing their own personal memories or a narrator takes on the persona of someone else, there is nothing quite like listening to someone share their story with you. These are some of our favorite books that […]

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Best of 2014: Non-Fiction

December 30, 2014Marika Gofman 0

Whether you are a first time audiobook listener or an avid reader, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these great non-fiction reads! Though categories like science, politics & current affairs and history tend to be overlooked, this year brought so many titles to readers, including books that inspired deeper thinking to easy-to-read memoirs […]

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Best of 2014: Kids & Teens

December 26, 2014Marika Gofman 0

I was so thrilled to see more contemporary teen and kids fiction than in years’ past. There’s nothing I love more than books that talk about real and relevant issues through relatable characters. Another trend we saw in publishing is adult books being adapted for a younger audience. We loved the variety of options – […]

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Best of 2014: Fiction

December 23, 2014Marika Gofman 0

2014 was an amazing year for publishing! Every year the quality of books and narration becomes increasingly better – it’s so difficult to choose my favorites in audio from this past year, but this is my attempt to do so. These are some of our favorites in general fiction, mystery and sci-fi and fantasy. What […]

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Book Review: brown girl dreaming

December 16, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

I discovered brown girl dreaming right before the National Book Award was announced. Narrated by the author, brown girl dreaming is written in verse and the poems all fit together to tell Jacqueline’s story—what it was like growing up in South Carolina and New York City during the civil rights movement, and how crucial words and stories were to her as a girl.

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Narrator Interview: Robert Fass

December 9, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Robert Fass when I was in New York in May and I’m delighted that he agreed to an interview. In addition to being a multiple Audie-winning narrator, Fass is also a photographer and writer, with professional roles and affiliations varied enough to truly merit his LinkedIn title “Creative & Corporate Renaissance Man.” Read on for a taste of just some of what this modern Renaissance Man has going on these days.

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January To-Read Pile

December 2, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

You may be just finishing up your Thanksgiving leftovers, but the New Year is just around the corner. Don’t miss these top picks for January!

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