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Renowned audiobook narrator to appear in Elkton next week

News from Newark Post: George Guidall, one of the nation’s best-loved audiobook narrators, will spend the evening in Elkton on Thursday, Oct. 4. Hailed as the “Pavarotti of audiobooks,” Guidall has recorded more than 900 titles. Some of his recent narrations include “The Secret Soldier” by Alex Bereson, “State of the Union” by Brad Thor, “Junkyard Dogs” by Craig Johnson, “The Envoy” by Alex Kershaw, “The Unquiet” by John Connolly and “The Cat Who Moved A Mountain” by Lilian Jackson Braun. Regional salesman David Wiley notes that, “George is one of the signature narrators for audiobooks.” Some patrons deliberately seek out his work as do authors, he said. Beginning at 7 p.m. Guidall will make presentation about the ins and outs of recording books. During his talk “The Art and Artifice of Audiobooks,” Guidall … Read entire article »

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“Bro Code for Parents” Audiobook, Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, Will Be …

News from Playbill.com: “Bro Code for Parents” Audiobook, Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, Will Be Released in October By Michael Gioia28 Sep 2012 Stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris, who stars in the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” will narrate the audiobook for “The Bro Codes for Parents: What to Expect When You’re Awesome” as Barney Stinson, the role he plays on the aforementioned television series. Advertisement “The Bro Code” audiobook will be released for digital download as well as on CD Oct. 2 by Simon & Schuster. >>> Read the full article Related News: News from San Francisco Chronicle: Selectsoft announces the launch of AudioForum.com, a new online store featuring both Audio-Forum® foreign language courses and Selectsoft foreign language software. AudioForum.com will offer Foreign Service Institute courses, language-learning software, audio CDs and digital downloads … Read entire article »

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Neil Patrick Harris to Narrate The Bro Code for Parents Audio Book

News from TheaterMania.com: Neil Patrick Harris narrates the audio book for The Bro Code for ParentsStage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris is not only narrating the audiobook for The Bro Code for Parents: What to Expect When You’re Awesome; he’s doing it in character as Barney Stinson, the role he plays on How I Met Your Mother. Simon & Schuster Audio is making it available unabridged on CD and for digital download on October 2. The book – supposedly co-authored by Stinson with Matt Kuhn (one of the writers for How I Met Your Mother) – helps answer some of the toughest questions facing new parents, such as “Will I ever be able to do awesome things again? Will I be able to afford this?” and “Can I ever have sex … Read entire article »

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Harper Collins audiobook catalogue to be released in High Definition

News from Sacramento Bee: SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ — Max Sound Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MAXD) the HD Audio Company that is substantially improving the sound quality in music, movies, audiobooks, video games, television and mobile devices announced today that it will release MAXD HD versions of Harper Collins audiobook catalogue at the Company’s maxdonline.com store in November 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/DA63541LOGO) “MAXD gives audiobook consumers CD quality sound in an MP3 size file saving time, money and storage space while providing the best true-to-life audio,” said James C. Place, V.P. of Business Development at Max Sound. “Now that we are building HD catalogues containing the titles from Harper Collins, as well a……………. continues on Sacramento Bee >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Equities.com: Redirect … Read entire article »

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Harper Collins audiobook catalogue to be released in High Definition

News from Broadcast Newsroom: Project Profile: Arguably the most significant film event of the calendar, Cannes is the festival that bought us films such as Pulp Fiction and Brief Encounter. This year, Cannes boasts films in Competition from directors including Wes Anderson, Ken Loach and David Cronenberg. ‘The Curse’, shot in the desolate Moroccan countryside, the film centres on the struggles of a young woman, Fatine, who is hounded by villagers after she is discovered to have had an affair with an older man. Colorist Jason R Moffat explains how he achieved the films distinct look. Read More >>  Rss >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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At Your Library: Digital audio books make it easy to ‘read’ on the go

News from Fayetteville Observer: Related By Kellie Tomita In the world of apps, eReaders and all things digital, your library is keeping up with the times. And with OneClick digital, we’re making it easy for you to keep up with your “reading” on the go. OneClick digital is a new service for downloading audio books from Recorded Books. OneClick digital provides instant access to more than 2,700 audio book titles for all ages. Most titles in our OneClick digital collection are always available to multiple readers. There are no hold requests to place and no waiting. If you find something you like, you can download it immediately. One ClickDigital has a large selection of African-American and Christian fiction and many titles not available through N.C. Digital Library. To get started, visit cumberland.lib.nc.us. Under “Quick Links,” select … Read entire article »

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CNF releases Cherokee language audio books

News from Cherokee Phoenix: CNF releases Cherokee language audio books 9/21/2012 8:34:51 AM The Cherokee Nation Foundation, in partnership with Cherokee Media Ltd., has produced three books written in the Cherokee language accompanied by audio so children can listen to the story while they read. The two books shown are “The Three Bears” and “The Little Red Hen.” TESINA JACKSON/CHEROKEE PHOENIX BY TESINA JACKSON Reporter TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – In 2008, the Cherokee Nation Foundation, in partnership with Cherokee Media Ltd., produced three books written in the Cherokee language and accompanied by audio so children can listen to the story while they read. “The books are traditional stories including................ continues on Cherokee Phoenix >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Salon: Literary fiction must be the most challenging genre for an audiobook narrator. The … Read entire article »

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Book co-authored by Ramsey school trustee chosen for Braille program

News from NorthJersey.com: Book co-authored by Ramsey school trustee chosen for Braille program “The Charmer: The True Story of Robert Reldan — Rapist, Murderer, and Millionaire — and the Women Who Fell Victim to His Allure,” by Richard Muti and Charles Buckley, is one of the first publications being turned into an audiobook for a pilot program sponsored by the New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book and Brialle Center. Muti is a former mayor of Ramsey and currently sits on the borough’s Board of Education. He served as chief administrator in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office from 1995-2000. His association with Buckley, who was the last prosecutor to handle the Robert Reldan case, began during that time. Muti said a friend of his who is blind suggested he and Buckley submit the book for … Read entire article »

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‘Moonrise Kingdom’ star to narrate Tonya Hurley’s new YA novel -

News from EXCLUSIVE … – Entertainment Weekly: Last week EW debuted the book trailer for Tonya Hurley’s new YA novel, The Blessed. Today we bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the audiobook version of The Blessed (out Sept. 25). Kara Hayward, the young lead in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, has been tapped to bring Lucy, Agnes, and Cecelia to life by narrating the audiobook. Watch this exclusive video featuring photos from the recording, and an audio interview with Hayward discussing the narration process after the jump. Additionally, Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode composed original music for audiobook. You can listen to an excerpt of Clarke’s music and Hayward’s narration on the Simon & Schuster website. What do you think, Shelf Lifers? Are you excited about Hurley’s new series? >>> Read the full article Related News: Ultimate Writer’s Resource Kit A Total Video, … Read entire article »

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CD Audio Review of ‘Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie’

News from Patch.com: New Lenox Public Library reviews Jordan Sonnenblick’s “Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie.” An audio book CD of Sonnenblick’s fiction tale is read by Joel Johnstone.  Type of Item (book, movie, CD): Audio Book CD (we also own it in hardcover fiction) Review A good student and an overall decent kid, Steven Alper leads the life of a typical eighth-grade boy. He’s an all-city drummer; he’s obsessed with music and girls; and he’s constantly bothered by his five-year-old brother Jeffrey, who recently ruined Steven’s lucky drumsticks while making some kind of disgusting concoction that the little twirp named “dangerous pie.” But on top of all this, Steven’s also someone who wishes he could take back last year’s October 7th – the day five-year-old Jeffery was diagnosed with leukemia and the Alpers’ world turned upside … Read entire article »

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