Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (Nov/Dec/Jan)

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This PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY article discusses how audiobooks can help children learn to read. Go to article

GALLEYCAT reports on a new discovery app called “Volumes” by Penguin Random House that enables listeners to access audiobook clips and some full-length audiobooks. Go to article

WAMC.ORG hosts an interview with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer about “asking and audiobooks” as they kick off their Hudson Valley tour in support of local bookstores. Go to article

The CBC RADIO SPARK blog and podcast reports on the German audiobook boom. Go to article

AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE announces The Best Audiobooks and Best Voices of 2014. Go to article

The JOURNAL GAZETTE and TIMES-COURIER reports on audiobooks helping dyslexic students achieve national honors. Go to article

DIGITAL BOOK WORLD reports on audiobook publishers charting growth among ebook readers. Go to article

IT BUSINESS NET discusses a self-published author topping the audiobook charts with his debut release, produced by member John McElroy.  Go to article


An AMES TRIBUNE columnist reveals audiobooks as her “secret weapon” for trying out new authors, and cites Full Cast Audio as a go-to favorite. Go to article

THE NEW YORK TIMES article “An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book,” discusses innovations in the audiobook industry, including a new Jeffrey Deaver book released only on audio by AudibleGraphic Audio’s upcoming original series, and Penguin Random House’s new app. Go to article

The NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS NAB BLOG looks back on 20 years of audiobook publishing. Go to article

BROADWAY WORLD presents a feature article on acclaimed narrator Barbara Rosenblat. Go to article

In this NEW YORK TIMES feature on Laura Hillenbrand, the author talks about the influence of audiobooks on her work. Go to article

NPR visits the Penguin Random House West Coast studios in this feature, joined by Dan Zitt, Rebecca Lowman, and member narrator Kirby Heyborne. Go to article

FLAVORWIRE memorializes screen actor and audiobook narrator Edward Herrmann. Go to article

21 Things Only Audiobook Lovers Understand – by BUSTLE Go to article

FORTUNE discusses General Motors’ additions to Onstar, including audiobooks provided by Go to article

DAILY NORTHWESTERN reports on medical findings linking audiobook listening to post-surgery pain reduction. Go to article

In this interview, writer and member of Parliament Nadine Dorries tells IRISH TIMES that audiobooks have transformed her life. Go to article

WIRED reports on innovations in the audiobook industry. Go to article

GOOD READER discusses audiobook trends for 2015. Go to article

THE STAR TRIBUNE discusses trends in audiobooks. Go to article

Referencing the 2013 sales study, THE EXAMINER discusses audio tech apps. Go to article


THE WASHINGTON POST selects the Five Best Audiobooks of 2014, including books by Harper, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Bolinda. Go to article

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL reviews fantasy/scifi books by APA member Penguin Random House and member narrator Jorjeana Marie.  Go to article

INC recommends audiobooks for business flights from APA members Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Harper, Recorded Books, Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon VanceGo to article

THE PASSIVE VOICE gives an account of indie publishing and audiobooks. Go to article

AudioFile Magazine founder and editor Robin Whitten speaks with MPR NEWS about the Best Audiobooks of 2014. Recommendations include books by APA members Harper, Scholastic, Brilliance, Recorded Books, Penguin Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Blackstone, Bolinda, Kate Rudd, Suzanne Toren, and Cassandra Campbell. Go to article

JOURNAL NOW reviews a selection of audiobooks including those by APA members. Go to article

THE LA TIMES offers a holiday listening guide, including audiobooks by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Harper, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and member narrator George Guidall. Go to article

CLEVELAND.COM reviews audiobooks by Macmillan, Brilliance, and Penguin Random House. Go to article

THE NEW YORK TIMES reviews Farenheit 451, by Audible, narrated by Tim Robbins. Go to article

THE NEW YORK TIMES reviews two books by Penguin Random House.  Go to article

THE NEW YORK TIMES reviews The Iliad and the Odyssey, published by Penguin Random House. Go to article

THE NEW YORK TIMES provides an in-depth review of Penguin Random House’s 2014 recording of Thymas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, read by George Guidall. Go to article

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL reviews books by Penguin Random House, Hachette, and Macmillan, and member narrator Paul Boehmer. Go to article

THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH reviews audiobooks by Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Brilliance, Simon & Schuster, and member narrator Kate Rudd. Go to article

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL reviews books written and narrated by celebrities, from Penguin Random House. Go to article

BUSTLE recommends “road trip” reads from Hachette, Penguin Random House, and Audible. Go to article

BUSTLE recommends books for hangovers by Hachette, Audible, L.A. Theatre Works, Naxos, Penguin Random House, Harper, and member narrators Scott Brick and Cassandra Campbell. Go to article

SALON lists the best audiobooks of 2014 by Penguin Random House, Audible, HighBridge, Blackstone, and member narrators Robertson Dean and Cassandra Campbell.

FLAVORWIRE recommends books by “pop-culture favorites” by publishers Hachette, Penguin Random House, Harper, Audible, and Simon & Schuster.  Go to article

TIMES UNION recommends audiobooks about food by Blackstone, Penguin Random House, and member narrator Cassandra Campbell. Go to article

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR reviews 4 books “with a sense of place,” including those by APA members Listen & Live, Brilliance, Macmillan, and Tantor. Go to article