Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (April & May)

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GENERAL NEWS

An article in IT WORLD describes how a deal with Penguin Random House will affect Scribd’s subscription service.

MPR NEWS reviews the five finalists for the APA’s Audiobook of the Year

BOOK BUSINESS explores the past and present of the audiobook industry.

DIGITAL BOOK WORLD reports on Penguin Random House’s agreement with Amtrak to offer audiobooks to Acela Express passengers.

FEATURES

DAILY MAIL provides a feature article on Jim Dale, including stories about his popular narration of the Harry Potter series.

KPCC features Ilyana Kadushin about her audiobook career and her narration of the Twilight trilogy.

This article by The New York Times reflects on the audiobook narration and literary world of Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison reads from God Help the Child in this video from THE NEW YORK TIMES.

This WALL STREET JOURNAL article discusses the merits of the audiobook of Henry James’s The Golden Bowl, narrated by Katherine Kellgren.

This USA TODAY feature includes an interview with Christina Lauren, the author of Beautiful Secret, and the narrators of her audiobook.

 RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL reviews full cast short story collections by Penguin Random House.

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR reviews four funny audiobooks.

THE WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL reviews new audiobooks by three favorite authors.