Audiobooks in the news

The APA congratulates Hachette Audio, winner of the 2014 Spoken Word Grammy for AMERICA AGAIN: RE-BECOMING THE GREATNESS WE NEVER WEREN’T, written and narrated by the incomparable audiobook advocate Stephen Colbert. Check out Stephen’s Grammy Smackdown with fellow nominee Billy Crystal (STILL FOOLIN’ EM, Macmillan Audio).

Congratulations to Random House Audio for winning the 2014 Odyssey Award, given annually by the American Library Association, for the audiobook SCOWLER, written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne.

Four additional Odyssey Honors were also awarded to BETTER NATE THAN EVER (Simon and Schuster Audio), written and narrated by Tim Federle; CREEPY CARROTS! (Weston Woods Studios) written by Aaron Reynolds and narrated by James Naughton; ELEANOR & PARK (Listening Library) written by Rainbow Rowell and narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra; and MATILDA (Penguin Audio) written by Roald Dahl and narrated by Kate Winslet.

The American Library Association has announced their 2014 Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration.

Text synched with audiobooks improves reading

Learn to speak a new language says language expert Mark Frobose