Category Archives: Audio Goodies

Jackie Collins (Audio)Book Signing

Adam Boretz -- February 22nd, 2013


At a recent book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Paramus, New Jersey,  Jackie Collins made a point of also signing the audio edition of her latest, The Power Trip — which she narrates with a full cast for Macmillan Audio.

For more information on the audiobook and for an audio excerpt, CLICK HERE.


Free Audiobook Alert: Compelling Interest

Adam Boretz -- January 7th, 2013

Our pals over at christianaudio have announced January’s free audiobook.

The company’s first free download of 2013 is Roger Resler’s Compelling Interest.

The audiobook — all about the Roe v. Wade decision — is narrated by the author with various guest readers.

Get your free copy RIGHT HERE.


‘Tis the Season for the Naxos A Christmas Carol App

Adam Boretz -- December 18th, 2012

Christmas? There’s an app for that.

Naxos AudioBooks recently launched a self-contained audiobook app — the first in a new series — for Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol.

The app — which features e-book text so listeners can read along with the audiobook and informative notes about the novel — features a recording of A Christmas Carol narrated by Anton Lesser, a British actor who has worked at at the National Theatre, and is an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and can be purchased at iTunes, the Amazon Appstore, and Google Play.

Up next for Naxos is an audiobook app for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.


Holiday Audio From Simon & Schuster

Adam Boretz -- December 13th, 2012

In the market for a great holiday listen? Well, Simon & Schuster Audio has got what you need.

Check out the following classic holiday titles — and the corresponding audio excerpts.

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip — walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

A holiday classic as you’ve never heard it before. Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to life in Patrick Stewart’s critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of A Christmas Carol to sell-out audiences. Now, in this studio recording, Stewart invites listeners to rediscover the timeless story.

This story of a widow and the young family that moves in with her was written in 1992 by Richard Paul Evans, who wrote the novella for his two daughters and made 20 copies to give to friends and family as Christmas gifts. In the following weeks those 20 copies were passed from family member to family member, and from friend to friend. That novella went on to become an international bestseller.

Pastor Rick Warren’s latest title helps listeners rediscover the true meaning of Christmas just in time for the holidays.

New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury brings listeners a story of two couples that find love and meaning in a bookstore, and that are changed by the sort of miracle that can only happen at Christmas — the miracle of a second chance.


12 Days of Audio, 12 Days of Listening

Adam Boretz -- December 12th, 2012

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the audiobook fan in your life, then look no further than Random House Audio’s “12 Days of Audio” and “12 Days of Listening” Gift Guides.

The company is recommending five titles per day per imprint — each set geared toward a different types of listener.

So far, Random House has offered up:

12 Days of Audio: For Friends and Family Obsessed with the Apocalypse

12 Days of Audio: For the Sports Fan In Your Life

12 Days of Listening: For the Sleuth

And that’s just the beginning. Plus, you can enter to win a selection of titles from the Gift Guides. So be sure to check back with Random House Audio every day — and don’t forget to connect with them via Facebook or Twitter.


Free Audiobook Alert: God Is in the Manger

Adam Boretz -- December 11th, 2012

It’s free audiobook time again over at christianaudio.

This month, the company’s free audio download is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas.

The audiobook is narrated by Arthur Morey, and contains forty devotions that guide readers thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas.

Get your free copy RIGHT HERE.


Think You Know Your Presidents?

Adam Boretz -- October 26th, 2012

With Election Day just around the corner, we thought it might be wise to take a look back at — and learn valuable lessons from — our many illustrious former American Presidents.

We’re talking Nixon, Clinton, Wilson, FDR. We’re talking Washington and JFK. And, we’re definitely talking TAFT.

But — as we quickly learned from watching the following videos from Random House Audio — we really don’t know what we’re talking about when it comes to presidential history.

Released to celebrate the audio edition of Kenneth C. Davis’s Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents, these three videos — titled “Think You Know Your Presidents?” — are guaranteed to test your knowledge of all things POTUS.


Duck Commander Family: The Audio Experience

Adam Boretz -- October 24th, 2012

If you’re a fan of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, then you’re going to want to check out the audio edition of Willie and Korie Robertson’s The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty.

And you’re going to want to have a gander at this video from Simon & Schuster Audio in which Willie and Korie discuss what it was like to record the audiobook.


In the Studio with Jim Dale

Adam Boretz -- October 17th, 2012

If you’re a Jim Dale fan — and who isn’t after his amazing performances in the Harry Potter audiobooks — you’re going to want to check out this behind-the-scenes video from Random House Audio.

In the following clip, Dale is recording the audio edition of John Stephens’s YA fantasy novel The Fire Chronicle.

PW gave the book a Starred Review, saying: “Fans of The Emerald Atlas will find much to love: the adventure-driven plot, a scattering of deliciously scary moments, and Stephens’s offbeat take on Tolkienesque dragons, dwarves, and elves are sure to delight.”

If you enjoyed that, why not listen to a longer audio excerpt or order the audiobook RIGHT HERE.


The Moby-Dick Big Read

Adam Boretz -- September 20th, 2012

If you’re a fan of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and audiobooks, then you’re going to want to check out The Moby-Dick Big Read.

Ever day for the next four months, listeners can download a new chapter of Moby-Dick, read by a different narrator and featuring White Whale-related artwork. Thus far, we’re just five days in and already there’s narration provided by the likes of Tilda Swinton.

The project is also garnering some pretty significant media attention and was even featured in The New York Times.