Monthly Archives: June 2011

June Is Audiobook Month: The End of Days

Adam Boretz -- June 30th, 2011

Today marks the end of June is Audiobook Month. And what better way to close out what was an Amazing 30-Day Audio Extravaganza than with the final #JIAM2011 video from Simon Vance.

Click HERE for all 30 of Vance’s YouTube installments. And now, let’s go to the video tape:

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Heavy Metal: The Audio Edition

Adam Boretz -- June 29th, 2011

It is a very rare occurrence when my two primary passions — audiobooks and Heavy Metal — converge. However, that is exactly what happened yesterday when HarperAudio released Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir by Brian Johnson, vocalist of the legendary AC/DC.

Johnson, who became the band’s vocalist after the death of original singer Bon Scott, narrates the audiobook — all about his twin loves: fast cars and rock ‘n’ roll. Check out THIS LINK for an audio excerpt. And check out this video of Johnson talking about making the audiobook:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZV3iy-bgBE

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Tantor Audio Essay Contest

Adam Boretz -- June 27th, 2011

In case you have yet to enter, there’s only a few days left in the Tantor Audio Essay Contest. As part of June is Audiobook Month, our friends at Tantor are inviting audiobook fans to submit an essay of no more than 300 words explaining what their local library does for the community and why it should win free audiobooks.

All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST on June 30th. Ten libraries will win 10 audiobooks. So, what are you waiting for? Enter today!

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Simon Vance Talks Good Thievery

Adam Boretz -- June 23rd, 2011

Check out this video from Simon Vance about his recent narration of The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan. The audiobook is available today from our pals over at AudioGO and the three additional volumes in the series will be forthcoming — all of them narrated by Vance!

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Are You A Psychopath: The Audio Edition

Adam Boretz -- June 22nd, 2011

It seems like everywhere I turn, someone is telling me about journalist Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through The Madness Industry. First I saw THIS. Then THIS. Then various family members were not-so-subtly suggesting I give the book a “quick read.” Then someone tweeted about the audio version of The Psychopath Test, available from Tantor Audio – which was when I really started to pay attention.

The audiobook, read by author Jon Ronson, is currently available at a whopping 50 percent discount as part of June Is Audiobook Month.

Check out this AUDIO EXCERPT and pick up a copy today!

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Audiobook Alert: Free Sherlock Holmes

Adam Boretz -- June 21st, 2011

Let’s get right to the heart of this thing: Tantor Audio is, for a limited time, offering a FREE download of the audio version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes — which includes “Silver Blaze,” “The Greek Interpreter,” “The Resident Patient,” and a whole lot more – narrated by none other than the great Simon Prebble!

If there is one thing I like more than audiobooks, it’s Sherlock Holmes audiobooks. They take me back to those summer nights of my childhood, lying on the floor of my bedroom with a tape player and a stack of cassettes, listening to Sherlock Holmes radio plays starring Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.

Take my advice, audio fans, download The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes HERE. And take a listen to an audio sample HERE.

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New Releases: Karin Slaughter’s Fallen

Adam Boretz -- June 20th, 2011

The audio version of Fallen — narrated by Shannon Cochran, and the latest title from bestselling author Karin Slaughter – hits stores tomorrow, available only from our friends at AudioGo! Don’t forget to pick up a copy, and be sure to check out the following audio clip:

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Free Download: Go The F**k To Sleep

Adam Boretz -- June 15th, 2011

By now, you probably know all about Adam Mansbach’s instant bestseller, Go The F**k to Sleep.  But what you may not know is that Audible is offering the audio version — narrated by none other than Samuel L. Jackson — for FREE. Get yours today!!

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