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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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Dose of Oprah: Audiobook full of good advice from Winfrey

News from Gazettextra: 48.3° By Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The Gazette October 15, 2014 Related THE BOOK “What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey; Macmillan Audiobook from Flatiron Books (4 CDs, $ 25).   Death and taxes. Those where the only things in life that you could count on—or so your father said. Neither one is escapable; both are consistent. You also can bet that night will follow day a……………. continues on Gazettextra >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Telegraph.co.uk: The Pelican Brief tells the story of young law student Darby Shaw – famously portrayed on film by Julia Roberts – who finds herself in mortal danger after writing a legal brief that pins two high-profile assassinations on a well-connected oil tycoon. Grisham’s incendiary new bestseller Gray Mountain, will be published on Thursday, October … Read entire article »

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First Audiobook from Le French Book is Released

News from Broadway World: For mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, “a book is a book is a book” no matter what format it comes in. The translation publisher began digital first, added print books and now has deals with Audible for audiobooks. The first audio title is now available. It’s The Bleiberg Project by David Khara, narrated by Graham Vick. This thriller kicks off the Consortium Thriller series, which dips into the history of World War II, then races through a modern-day loop-to-loop of action and humor. What impact could the folly of World War II-death camps, medical manipulation and chemical warfare-still have today? Fighting massive destruction, the hero is a mixture of Highlander and James Bond, who is bent on justice. The series juggles with time and place in … Read entire article »

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Homeland audiobook, direct from me

News from Boing Boing: Cory Doctorow at 4:12 pm Tue, Apr 15, 2014 My independently produced audio edition of >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Kerry Washington Narrates Hip-hop Audiobook – Contactmusic.com: Picture: Kerry Washington – 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood – London, United Kingdom – Sunday 2nd March 2014 Actress Kerry Washington has loaned her voice to an audiobook about hip-hop’s impact on American culture. The Scandal star will narrate The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. Part of the proceeds of the audiobook will go to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a charity Washington works as an advocate for. She says, “I am honoured to play a small role in bringing this important book to … Read entire article »

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Paul Stanley Releases Audiobook Snippet from “Face the Music: A Life Exposed”

News from WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM: The publisher of Paul Stanley‘s forthcoming autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, has released a snippet from the audiobook version.  The recording features the KISS singer/guitarist reading an excerpt from the book, and it ain’t pretty. In the clip, Paul recounts one of the many times he’s applied his signature stage makeup in a concert hall dressing room.  Instead of that memory leading into some rock-star musing, though, he says, “There was a time this makeup was a mask, hiding the face of a kid whose life up ’til then had been lonely and miserable.” Stanley — whose birth name is Stanley Eisen — then reveals, “I was born with no right ear.  I’m deaf on that side, too.  And the most searing early … Read entire article »

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Anjelica Huston shares audiobook excerpt and interview from ‘A Story Lately …

News from Entertainment Weekly: What had you done by the time you were 22? Anjelica Huston had lived in Ireland, England, and New York, practiced falconry on castle lawns with her famous family, and become an “it girl” model. In the first volume of her memoir, A Story Lately Told, Huston shares memories from the unique point of view of a Wes-Anderson-like childhood come to life, as EW described in its review of the memoir. In the interview below, Huston describes some of her favorite stories with “Dad” from A Story Lately Told and the unique experience of recording an audiobook. Most importantly, she uses the word “chicanery”: Huston also shared an exclusive six-minute excerpt from her audiobook with EW. Listen below as Huston recounts very earliest moments of her life and her legendary, eccentric … Read entire article »

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‘Language Intelligence’ The Audiobook: Listen To ‘Lessons On Persuasion From …

News from ThinkProgress: Many readers asked when Language Intelligence would be available as an audiobook. Turns out Podium Publishing liked it so much, they did the job with a terrific reader Drew Birdseye, who narrates lots of audiobooks. You can download all 4 hours and 19 minutes of it on Amazon or iTunes. Given that the whole point of the book is to explain the secrets of history’s greatest spoken-word communicators — and that it contains excerpts from the greatest speeches of all time – you may well get more out of listening to the audiobook than you do from reading the……………. continues on ThinkProgress >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Albany Times Union: Highly paid sales professionals don’t waste time building relationships, says Dr. Russ Riendeau, in his new audiobook, First, … Read entire article »

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How to get free e-books and audio books from Amazon and Audible.com

News from Cool Mom Tech: With our long drives to and from school every morning, I’ve been meaning to grab some audiobooks for us to enjoy. Well lucky for me, just yesterday I scored over 20 popular classics as e-books and audio books on both my Kindle and my iPhone for free. Free! And lucky for you, I’m going to tell you exactly how you can do it too!  As part of the launch of the amazing Amazon and Audible.com Whispersync with Voice feature that allows you to toggle between an e-book on your Kindle (or Kindle app) and the audio book, they’re offering Audible.com members free access to a bunch of popular classics such as Wind in the Willows, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland, just to name … Read entire article »

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New Audio Book Release from Acclaimed Motivational Speaker

News from Broadcast Newsroom: More Related Stories Company News: Page (1) of 1 – 09/07/12 September 07, 2012 – DMN Newswire–2012-9-7–Audio book review copies available for media outlets. ……………. continues on Broadcast Newsroom >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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The Open Book: Tips from an audio book junkie

News from Wicked Local: So I commute. I sit in traffic. I cycle through the radio stations often enough to know that if I keep going for at least 40 seconds, I’ll end up grooving to a Fleetwood Mac song… usually from “Rumours.” (Is there even another album?) Isn’t it a relief to have a book on CD (or Playaway, or digital download) waiting for me on the passenger side seat? Well, yes and no. Audio books are a challenge to listen to. You have to buy into the reader to really get the most out of the book. A couple things that are deal breakers for me: · A narrator who reads too slow. I’m driving. I’d prefer not to fall asleep because the super-slow narration is making it impossible to get … Read entire article »

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