HarperAudio wants you to decide who will voice Four in the forthcoming audio edition of Veronica Roth’s Allegiant, the third and final volume in her Divergent series.
Allegiant is written from the point of view of Tris and Four, with narrator Emma Galvin returning to perform the part of Tris.
HarperAudio selected four narrators as finalists for the part of Four — they will remain anonymous until the contest is over — and fans can vote for their favorite until 12pm on August 2.
After voting, fans can enter to win “The Ultimate Divergent Series Audiobook Prize Pack,” which includes a Kindle Fire loaded with the audio editions of Insurgent and Divergent; a pair of Skullcandy Crusher headphones; 12 Audible credits; and an author-signed copy of Allegiant upon its publication in October.
Check out THIS LINK for all the contest details and to cast your vote.
In 1940, the Polish Underground wanted to learn more about the recently opened Auschwitz. A Polish army officer, Pilecki volunteered to be arrested by the Germans and report back from inside the camp. His subsequent intelligence reports were among the first eyewitness accounts of Auschwitz atrocities.
The audio edition of The Auschwitz Volunteer will be narrated by the Marek Probosz, who also played the Pilecki in the recent television film, The Death of Captain Pilecki.
Check out the following behind-the-scenes interview in which Probosz talks about Pilecki, his experiences at Auschwitz, and this important audiobook.
If you missed Billy Crystal’s hugely successful reading from his new memoir, Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?, last month at New York University, don’t despair. Fans of the comedian and actor will be able to listen to the performance when it’s incorporated into the audio edition of the book for Macmillan Audio.
At NYU’s Cantor Auditorium, Crystal read 7 chapters — covering everything from the buying a burial plot to sex at age 25 versus sex at age 65 and playing with the New York Yankees for a day — to a full (and very enthusiastic) house.
According to Macmillan, Crystal’s performance and the audience responses — laughter, applause, and even shock — will all be featured in the audio edition of Still Foolin’ ‘Em.
Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time to prepare Publishers Weekly’s listing of your audio offerings for Fall.
While we’ve had a great response thus far, there’s always a chance we’ve missed someone. So, if you’ve yet to get in touch about your upcoming audio titles, NOW is the time. Please contact our own Shannon Maughan at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to check out all the pertinent details after the jump. Continue reading →
Award-winning librarian, bestselling author, and host of Book Lust Nancy Pearl has recorded her first audiobook, the children’s title Isabella: Star of the Story, by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Fosberry and illustrator Mike Litwin.
“Doing the taping was great fun for me,” Pearl said in a statement. “I adore Isabella not least because she and I share a love of the same books.”
According to publisher Sourcebooks, Isabella’s latest adventure celebrates a love of books and libraries, making Pearl an ideal narrator for the audio edition
For more on Isabella, CLICK HERE — and check out the following book trailer, which features Pearl’s reading of Isabella: Star of the Story.
For the second consecutive week, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott’s The Striker: An Isaac Bell Adventure (narrated by Scott Brick for Penguin Audio) grabs the top spot on PW’s list of audio bestsellers.
In at #2 is David Baldacci’s The Innocent (Hachette Audio), which is read by long-time narrators Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy, while taking the #3 spot is The Litigators (Random House Audio), written by John Grisham and narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Coming in at #4 is James Patterson’s Alex Cross, Run (narrated by Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer for Hachette Audio), and debuting on our list at #5 is Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which is narrated by Elisa Donovan for Random House Audio.