Do You Hear What I Hear? Holiday Audiobooks

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The holidays are upon us. Whether you're out running errands or cozying up at home, audiobooks are the perfect accompaniment. Take a listen to our selections to get you in the holiday spirit. For fans of David Sedaris, this time of year brings to mind his hilarious account of his stint as a Macy’s elf […]

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Quiz: Test Your Horror Movie IQ

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Are you a fan of frightening flicks? Our bloggers Maria, Victoria, Paul and Joanna scared up some trivia for you to test your knowledge of horror movies. Try it, if you dare.

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Caught Reading: Back-to-School Edition

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Now that the dust has settled from the first weeks back at school, we thought we’d celebrate our youngest readers. We took a look around at home, in libraries, at school, and out and about. Here’s what we caught kiddos reading between hitting those textbooks. We spotted little ones reading, with a little help from […]

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Audiobook Narrator Spotlight: Simon Vance

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Audiobooks are a wonderful way to get more “reading” into your daily routine. Oftentimes it can be hard to immerse yourself in a story being read to you, so narration plays a huge part. A skillful narrator is so important that AudioFile has gone so far as to create a Golden Voice category to highlight […]

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#TBT: The Bourne Identity and Blockbusters of 2002

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The latest entry in the popular movie series that began in 2002 with The Bourne Identity opens in theaters Friday. Based on the character from Robert Ludlum’s series of the same name, the franchise has produced multiple sequels: The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, both starring Matt Damon, as well as 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, which […]

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Podcast Pairings

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To close out Audiobook Month, let’s take a look at another listening experience that seems to have exploded in recent years—the podcast. These audio shows are so popular now that there are even podcast conferences. One of which is happening in Chicago next week: Podcast Movement 2016. I’m a big fan of these shows, which […]

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Listen All the Way

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June is winding down, but summer has just begun! As we continue to celebrate Audiobook Month, we've set our sights on great titles for those of you hitting the road. As fun as road trips can be, there are only so many rounds of I Spy or 20 Questions a person can take. Give everyone a break […]

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Listening to Dear Old Dad

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Fathers play huge roles in our lives. From childhood to adulthood, they shape who we are. There are funny dads, brilliant dads, troubled dads and sometimes absent dads. In honor of fatherhood and as we continue our celebration of Audiobook Month this June, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite audiobooks by or about some remarkable fathers. Published […]

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#TBT: The Cold War

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On November 19, 1990, the leaders of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe signed the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, which dramatically reduced conventional weapons in Europe, bringing an end to the Cold War. To commemorate the occasion for this Throwback Thursday let’s take a look back at the Cold War […]

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#TBT: John Lennon and 1970

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October 9 marks the 75th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth. In honor of the occasion, let’s look back at 1970 for Throwback Thursday. On December 11, 1970 Lennon released his first solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. His debut featured the single “Mother” as well as other Lennon classics: “Working Class Hero” and “God,” which, […]

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