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Bringing the jungle audiobook to life

News from Telegraph.co.uk: Richard E Grant is just one of the famous names who lends his distinctive voice to the Audible audiobook version of The Jungle Book Credit: Disney/ audible Sound designer Matt Thompson explains how he overcame some beastly problems in adapting The Jungle Book for radio Celia Imrie leans into the microphone, her voice soft and maternal as she offers consoling words to the lost child Mowgli. “Is that a man cub?” she says. “How bold! Lie still, lie still little furless one.” I knew, as I listened to Imrie perform, that we’d found the right person to play Mother Wolf. Imrie was just one of a star-studded cast who had assembled for a new adaptation of The Jungle Book, made by the Wireless Theatre Company for Audible, the audiobook arm … Read entire article »

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GraphicAudio brings Kamala Khan to life in Ms. Marvel: No Normal

News from Entertainment Weekly: Meet Kamala Khan, a Jersey City teenager who hangs out with her friends, gets in trouble with her parents…and on occasion, saves the world. The story of Ms. Marvel’s success is something of a superhero journey in of itself. Debuting in 2014, the series, written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) was the brainchild of Wilson, Alphona, Marvel editor Stephen Wacker and Marvel Director of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat. As the company’s first Muslim American superhero — and a female one, at that — Kamala represented a new level in what Marvel had previously achieved with the wave of books presented under their Marvel NOW! initiative: popular series that focused on telling the humanity-based stories of characters like Hawkeye, Captain … Read entire article »

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Audiobook memoirs come to life in author’s voice

News from STLtoday.com: Reading a memoir is pleasant, entertaining, enlightening or all three. But reading is nothing like hearing a memoir in the voice of its author, and some recent memoirs really come to life on audio. ‘No Land’s Man’ by Aasif Mandvi Read by the author Audible; 4 hours 23 minutes Mandvi, probably best known as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” brings us into his world, and what an unlikely world it is. He tells of growing up in England, immigrating to Florida with his Indian family (his father was obsessed with brunch, he claims) and trying to break into acting. Boarding school stories are painful; the chapter about working with the late Ismail Merchant (of such Merchant-Ivory costume dramas as “A Room With a View”) is screamingly funny. But Mandvi also tells the … 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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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: ‘Queen of the Air’ shows the rough life of circus royalty

News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Circus aerialist Lillian Leitzel’s biography on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey website gives short shrift to the circumstances of her birth in Breslau in 1892, saying only that her parents “separated when she was very young” and that she was raised by her grandparents. The reality, as it unfolds in Dean Jensen’s riveting “Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus,” is that Leitzel was the product of rape. Her mother, essentially sold into traveling circus servitude by her father near the end of the 19th century, was assaulted by a Scotsman whose small circus roamed Eastern Europe. Leitzel was born when her mother was just 12 years old. Raised by her grandparents while her mother returned to the life of … Read entire article »

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Giving Up: The Audiobook Will Change Your Life

News from Huffington Post (satire): If you find yourself constantly struggling to achieve success, maybe it’s time you tried giving up. Thanks, Pleated Jeans! Also on HuffPost: “; var coords = [-5, -72]; // display fb-bubble FloatingPrompt.embed(this, html, undefined, ‘top’, {fp_intersects:1, timeout_remove:2000,ignore_arrow: true, width:236, add_xy:coords, class_name:……………. continues on Huffington Post (satire) >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Boing Boing: Cory Doctorow at 4:00 pm Fri, Jan 24, 2014 Jeff VanderMeer sez, “Want a copy of the awesome Blackstone audiobook for Annihilation, the first book in my Southern Reach trilogy? If yo……………. continues on Boing Boing >>> Read the full article … Read entire article »

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Audible Releases a Free Audiobook of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS Random House Children’s Books Matches First Book Donations Mediabistro Course Learn the basics of the most popular spreadsheet software in our upcoming Microsoft Excel 101 course, taught by a 15-year Excel veteran! In this four-session course, instructor Jenn Shaw will review basic formatting, calculations, and charts, helping you to create useful worksheets, budgets, and more.  >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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BOOKWORM: Audiobook chronicles King of Pop’s life but adds nothing new – Aiken Standard

News from BOOKWORM: Audiobook chronicles King of Pop’s life but adds nothing new – Aiken Standard: E-Edition Subscriptions Classifieds Place an Ad Weather Aiken >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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That Perfect Person Brings Audiobook to Life

News from Albuquerque Journal (subscription): CHICAGO — From the moment I heard Rita Moreno’s sweet voice trill the r’s and hit the accented sounds just right in Jose Gautier Benitez’s poem “To Puerto Rico (I Return),” I knew I’d made a wise choice in buying Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World,” as an audiobook. It was a decision I’d wrestled with before learning who the performer would be on this title. But without knowing that it would be a show-biz icon who shares Sotomayor’s background as a “New Yorican,” I was worried I’d have to read it on paper, while half asleep at the end the day, instead of while wide awake during a run or while making dinner. The whole thing brought to light the fact that I’m not over the serious … Read entire article »

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