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Friday Freebies: Audio book, ad-free Pandora, WI badger window cling

News from KARE: 7:48 a.m. EDT September 4, 2015 Friday Freebies(Photo: KARE) CONNECT >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Macworld: A grab bag of iTunes questions from Macworld readers. Kirk McElhearn | @mcelhearn Senior Contributor, Macworld In this week’s column, I look at a grab bag of questions. Readers have asked how to check or uncheck all the songs in their iTunes library. Will Apple Music music ever disappear? Why can’t they enter a year for their audiobooks in iTunes? And how can they keep their daughter from spending too much money on the iTunes Store? >>> Read the full article … Read entire article »

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Audio Books: Full cast readings bring out best in collections

News from The Providence Journal: By Alan Rosenberg
Journal Staff Writer Posted Apr. 12, 2015 @ 12:01 am A pair of short-story collections offer surprising delights — not least the talents of the full casts that read them. “Get in Trouble: Stories,” by Kelly Link, read by Grace Blewer, Kirby Heyborne, Tara Sands, Robbie Daymond, Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Ish Klein, Susan Duerden and Kirsten Potter. Unabridged, 10 hours. Random House Audio, $ 40. “Get in Trouble” is Link’s first collection of stories for adults in a decade, and it’s a treat. Her off-center characters — drunken superheroes and ghost-loving teens, has-been movie stars and evil twins — inhabit her stories as though they were real, and almost always in a way that makes you wish for more. One specialty of Link’s is the slow reveal. The leadoff … Read entire article »

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‘Audio Books’ App Updated With CarPlay Support and Refreshed Interface

News from Mac Rumors: The iOS app for Audiobooks.com today received an update to overhaul the browsing experience, dedicated audio player, and even allow full integration with CarPlay “and select in-car infotainment systems”, to allow its users to listen to audiobooks while driving. The company didn’t release much information on the update outside of the release notes, so there isn’t any word yet on how easy and fluid the experience is when pairing with CarPlay. It does, however, appear to be the first dedicated audiobook app to announce compatibility with Apple’s CarPlay system. Elsewhere in the update, Audiobooks.com introduced a more “minimalist look and feel” to the app, tweaked the controls and experience of the audio player, and re-shuffled the settings page to make more critical information easier to navigate through. Considering the … Read entire article »

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Truckies and others reading on the job as audio book market booming for libraries

News from Sydney Morning Herald: Stocking up: Long-distance truck driver Rod Hannifey is a lover of audio books. Photo: Peter Rae Trucker Rod Hannifey says he is a huge reader on the road, which terrifies the pants off people who don’t know the road train driver is referring to audio books.  On a return trip between Melbourne and Dubbo a week ago, he had “read” Robert Harris’ An Officer and a Spy, which was “good,” Kathryn Fox’s Cold Grave, only “all right”, and fantasy/science fiction Hothouse by Brian Aldiss. “I didn’t really get into that,” he said. Across NSW, particularly in rural areas, the audience for audio or talking books is booming. Happy customer: Truck drivers like Hannifey are some of the most loyal audio book customers. Photo: Peter Rae Farmers on tractors are listening d……………. … Read entire article »

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Audio Book By Malala Wins Grammy For Best Children’s Album

News from RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has added another prestigious award to her collection of honors – a Grammy Award. The children’s audio version of her book: “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World” was named Best Children’s Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The audio book was narrated by Neela Vaswani, a literature professor who accepted the award on February 8 in Los Angeles. Malala wrote the book together with Christina Lamb, a British war correspondent who has covered Afghanistan and Pakistan since the late 1980s. It describes Malala’s struggle for girls’ education rights – including a failed 2012 assassination attempt against her by a Taliban militant shot her in the head as she rode … Read entire article »

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Malala’s audio book wins Grammy

News from The News International: February 09, 2015 – Updated 1032 PKTFrom Web Edition LOS ANGELES: The Grammy for the Best Children’s Album was awarded to the audio version of the book ‘I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World’, written the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai.   The book was narrated by Neel Vaswani who is a professor of creative writing, literature and cultural studies.   The Grammy adds to the list of awards that Malala Yousafzai has received since she surviv……………. continues on The News International >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Anne Lamott’s ‘Small Victories’

News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Anne Lamott is one of my favorite writers on modern-day spirituality (and on writing: Her ‘Bird by Bird’ offers some of the best advice I’ve ever read on the art and struggle of writing). Her new collection of essays, “Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace,” does not disappoint, as she continues to search for grace in the struggles of daily life. Lamott, a recovering alcoholic who has long battled the legacy of her parents’ unhappy marriage, is unafraid to look small-minded, petty and mean. But she’s also unafraid to offer up her hurt feelings and her efforts at forgiveness. Take, for example, the journal that her father’s former girlfriend sends her years after his death. Lamott had been the “good daughter,” caring for him as he died of brain … Read entire article »

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Audio: A Rights Market Heats Up

News from Publishers Weekly: The rights marketplace has certainly seen 2015 begin with a bang and nowhere more so than through the glut of audiobook licensing deals being completed. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the audio book industry is currently worth somewhere in the region of $ 2.4bn to $ 2.6bn per year and growing. A recent New York Times article suggests that the first eight months of sales in 2014 saw an increase of 28%. IPR License, an online platform for acquiring subsidiary rights that I am the managing director of, saw consistent, and substantial, demand for audiobook rights throughout 2014.This worked to create even more conversations with a number of domestic and international audiobook publishers and distributors to open up additional channels for our members to transact even more business … Read entire article »

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From CBs to CDs: Audio books keep truckers, commuters company

News from nwitimes.com: Gas station, corn field, passing semi. Gas station, corn field, passing semi. Gas station, field with grazing cows, passing semi. The scenery along America’s highways and byways, especially in the country’s bread basket, can get repetitive. Add some assassinations and legal thrills to the background, and the trip gets a little more interesting. People who drive for a living or endure long commutes often turn to audio books for an escape. St. John resident Bob Huisman, who drives a chemical tanker truck, recently tuned in to audio versions of the written word to pass time as he covers the miles. He listens when he gets tired of the radio and when he’s not listening to praise and worship music, which he does as a church music director. “When I drive, at the most, … Read entire article »

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Montrose sports announcer is voice of new children’s audio book

News from MLive.com: MONTROSE, MI – Mike Pyrc has one of those voices. It can be heard at football and basketball games at Montrose High School, co-workers hear his voice on internal videos at work and now he is the voice of multiple characters for a new audio book, Keaghan in the Tales of Dreamside. “I had been doing some voice-over work at my job and somebody suggested that I look into audio books,” Pyrc said. “I started (searching) Google and I came across a site called ACX.” Pyrc works for The Dow Chemical Co., where he does voice-overs and edits internal company videos. He has also worked in radio and has announced junior varsity and varsity sports at Montrose High School for the past five years. Pyrc said after following suggestions, he submitted a profile on … Read entire article »

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