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Now Hear This: June Is Audiobook Month!

Adam Boretz -- June 11th, 2012

June is Audiobook Month is in full swing — with everyone getting in on the act with giveaways, interviews, awards, tributes, deals, and much, much more.

Maybe you’ve seen this #JIAM2012 post from Emily’s Reading Room. Or this Ode to the Audiobook. Or this interview on Home Cooked Books with our pal Michele Cobb about The Audiobook as a Shared Experience and all the great #JIAM2012 deals at Tantor Media.

And, of course, there’s the Daily #JIAM2012 Video, from StudioRFM featuring Robert Fass and the likes of Johnny Heller, Simon Vance, Dion Graham, Simon Prebble — just to name a few.

Here’s Video Number 1 to get you started — you’re going to want to watch them all!

What are you doing for #JIAM2012? Let us know is our Comments Section.


Audie Awards 2012: And The Winner Is… Part I

Adam Boretz -- May 21st, 2012

With the Audie Awards fast approaching, we thought it might be fun to highlight some of the great nominees with an Informal Audie Awards Poll — voted on by you, the readers of Listen Up and PW.

To kick things off, we’ll take a look at two very competitive categories: Solo Narration – Male and Solo Narration – Female.

For Solo Narration – Male, the nominees are:

  • Simon Vance for The King’s Speech (Tantor Media)
  • Dion Graham for Going to Meet the Man (AudioGO)
  • Charlton Griffin for The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes: Volume III (Audio Connoisseur)
  • Kenneth Branagh for Heart of Darkness (Audible)
  • Bronson Pinchot for Hard Magic: Grimnoir Chronicles, Book 1 (Audible)

And for Solo Narration – Female, the nominees are:

  • Sissy Spacek for Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter (Random House Audio)
  • Katherine Kellgren for Ashes (Audible/Brilliance Audio)
  • Katherine Kellgren for The Wake of the Lorelei Lee (Listen & Live Audio)
  • Lorelei King for First Grave on the Right (Macmillan Audio)
  • Rosalyn Landor for The Winter Sea (Audible)

Who do YOU think will win?  The polls are NOW OPEN:



Dion Graham On Miles: The Autobiography

Adam Boretz -- February 7th, 2012

If you’re a Miles Davis fan or a jazz fan, then you have to check out this great interview with Dion Graham about his recent narration of Miles: The Autobiography.

And after that you’ll probably want to get your hands on a copy of the audiobok from our pals over at AudioGO.


Now Playing: Shaq Uncut

Adam Boretz -- November 21st, 2011

This week my Case of the Mondays was much ameliorated by the delivery of the audio version of Shaq: Uncut from Hachette Audio.

The audiobook is narrated by Dion Graham, who listeners will likely remember from The Wire. Check out THIS LINK for an audio excerpt and get your copy today.


Audio Alert: Free Audio Short Story

Adam Boretz -- September 19th, 2011

Now Hear This: Our pals over at Hachette Audio are giving away the audio version of bestselling author George Pelecanos’s short story “Chosen” — read by none other than Dion Graham of “The Wire.”

“Chosen,” is the short in which Pelecanos first explored the character of Iraq War veteran Spero Lucas, the hero of his latest novel, The Cut. “Chosen” was previously only been available to people who purchased The Cut as an ebook.

Get your copy HERE or on Hachette’s Facebook Page.