“I will be forever grateful for this project.”

frank and charliWe recently recorded Frank & Charli, a memoir by Frank Yandolino. Marianne Fraulo & Allan Edwards performed the story beautifully. After hearing her story, Charli reached out to Marianne to tell us how it moved her (and permitted us to share her thoughts here):
“It has been beyond emotional to hear our story…tell the company that you did a great job and all my friends agree. I will be forever grateful for this project.”
This is why we love what we do at ListenUp.
Our narrators spend hours upon hours in the vocal booth – usually the time spent in the booth is at least twice the run time of a book. So, for this audiobook, which is 11 hours and 34 minutes, the narrators (and engineers) spent at least 23 hours recording. That doesn’t include the prep time beforehand, during which they read through the book and get to know the plot and characters. After recording, the book spends time with our editors, our quality control professionals, and the mastering team. It would be easy to skip over prepping the script or to give less than 100% when narrating, but our team of professionals would never consider it. When we see feedback like this, it’s easy to understand why.
Great stories deserve great voices. We are always honored to be trusted with great stories.
Frank & Charli is now available from Audible.com

Audiobook News & Reviews: 07/08

We’re back! Sorry for the long hiatus, we’ve been busy with our Indie Publishing wing and the exciting chaos of audiobook month. Today we are back with news & reviews from this week.

News and Reviews

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Reviews

  • AudioGals reviews
  • The BiblioSanctum reviews Tracer, by Rob Boffard, narrated by Jeff Harding & Sarah Borges
  • Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! reviews
  • Good Books & Good Wine reviews And I Darken, by Kiersten White, narrated by Fiona Hardingham
  • First Impressions Reviews reviews The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • The Book’s the Thing reviews Julia Vanishes, by Catherine Egan, narrated by Erin Spencer and Will Damron
  • Reading Books Like a Boss reviews Tell Me Three Things, by Julie Buxbaum, narrated by Jorjeana Marie
  • Joyfully Jay reviews Against the Grain, by Charlie Cochet, narrated by Mark Westfield
  • HotListens reviews Dead of Winter, by Kresley Cole, narrated by Emma Galvin
  • Tenacious Reader reviews Infomocracy, by Malka Ann Older, narrated by Christine Marshall
  • Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends reviews Thanks for the Trouble, by Tommy Wallach, narrated by Francisco Pryor Garat and A Measure of Love, by Sophie Jackson, narrated by Grace Grant
  • Ana’s Attic reviews Some Sort of Happy, by Melanie Harlow, narrated by Nelson Hobbs and Lucy Malone
  • Comma Hangover reviews The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, narrated by Kirsten Potter
  • Shelf-Employed reviews Save Me a Seat, by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, narrated by Josh Hurley and Vikas Adam
  • The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog reviews Dark of Night, by Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin, and Lucas Mangum, narrated by Ray Porter
  • Thoughts of an Unconventional Girl reviews Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The Nocturnal Library reviews The Homecoming, by Robyn Carr, narrated by Therese Plummer
  • Books and Things reviews The Dirt on the Ninth Grave, by Darynda Jones, narrated by Lorelei King
  • That’s What I’m Talking About reviews Big Vamp on Campus, by Molly Harper, narrated Amanda Ronconi
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews Until September, by Chris Scully, narrated by Michael Pauley
  • Books & Sensibility reviews Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, by Joanne Fluke, Suzanne Toren
  • For the Love of Words reviews A Sudden Crush, by Camilla Isley, narrated by Tami Leah Lacy
  • My Thoughts.. Literally reviews Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan, narrated by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl
  • Booklovers For Life reviews Wildest Dreams, by Kristen Ashley, narrated by Tillie Hooper

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IndiePub and the Declaration of Independents

First and foremost – we are sorry we haven’t been doing our daily Audiobook News & Reviews posts. They haven’t been forgotten and we are hoping to get them going again soon.

The reason those posts have fallen to the wayside recently is the launch of our Indie Publishing division. ListenUp Audiobooks has been creating audiobooks for major publishers – Hachette Book Group, Harper Collins, Penguin/Random House, and Audible – for years. This year, though, we opened up the same services to independent and self-published authors through ListenUp IndiePub.

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We’ve been busy creating audiobooks for amazing independent authors, including Eve Langlais, Kate Danley, Natasha Boyd, Catherine Lea, and Sara Hubbard.

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And now, it’s the middle of June, audiobook month. To celebrate Audiobook Month, we are giving away a finished audiobook! The winner of the Declaration of Independents audiobook contest wins his or her audiobook production and keeps all the rights. No fee to enter, the last day to submit is, fittingly, July 4.

We are also offering a $50 per-finished-hour discount for Indie Authors who use the code “JUNE” this month.

If you know any independent authors, pass it along!

If you’ve listened to any really wonderful audiobooks lately, please let us know and link us to your reviews.

Audiobook News & Reviews: 2/22-3/10

 

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Reviews

  • Library Journal reviews The Fisherman by Chigozie Obioma, narrated by Chukwudi Iwuji
  • Read at Midnight reviews The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, narrated by Rupert Degas
  • The Speculative Herald reviews Calamity, by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Candace’s Book Blog reviews Hunted, by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels
  • It Rains… You Get Wet reviews Kill City Blues, by Richard Kadrey, narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! reviews Wicked Dangerous, by Deborah Blake, narrated by Romy Nordlinger
  • Cornerfolds reviews Unravel Me, by Tahereh Mafi, narrated by Kate Simses
  • AudioGals reviews
  • All Things Urban Fantasy reviews The Family Trade, by Charles Stross, narrated by Kate Reading
  • Under My Apple Tree reviews The Vegetarian, by Han Kang, narrated by Janet Song and Stephen Park
  • Opinions of a Wolf reviews The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey, narrated by Brandon Espinoza and Phoebe Strole
  • The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog reviews Kingdom Come, by Jane Jensen, narrated by Rachel Fulginiti and Bitter Bite, by Jennifer Estep, narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • BiblioSanctum reviews The Serpent Sea, by Martha Wells, narrated by Christopher Kipiniak
  • Sinfully MM Book Reviews reviews The Two Gentlemen of Altona, by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, narrated by Nick J. Russo
  • Tentacle Books reviews The Bone Season, by Samantha Shannon, narrated by Alana Kerr
  • Hot Listens reviews Fire Touched, by Patricia Briggs, narrated by Lorelei King
  • Collector of Boyfriends and Girlfriends reviews The Librarian Principle, by Helena Hunting, narrated by Maxine Mitchell
  • M M Riley reviews Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
  • The Troubled Oyster reviews Resisting the Biker, by Cassie Alexandra, narrated by Nina Sumpter
  • The Reading Date reviews Hidden Bodies, by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana
  • That’s What I’m Talking About reviews The Brimstone Deception, by Lisa Shearin, narrated by Johanna Parker
  • The Home:Work Diaries reviews The Dragon and the Raven, by G.A. Henty, narrated by a full cast
  • Nick & Nereyda”s Infinite Booklist reviews Reign of Shadows, by Sophie Jordan, narrated by James Fouhey and Phoebe Strole
  • Joyfully Jay reviews Hell & High Water, by Charlie Chochet, narrated by Mark Westfield
  • Smut Matters reviews I Take You, by Eliza Kennedy, narrated by Julia Whelan
  • Ana’s Attic reviews Playing With Her Heart, by Lauren Blakely, narrated by Todd Haberkorn and Emily Durante
  • Books and Sensibility reviews Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard, narrated by Amanda Dolan
  • Just Jitty reviews The Martian, by Andy Weir, narrated by R.C. Bray
  • Kindles & Wine reviews What You Need, by Lorelei James, narrated by Roger Wayne and Lidia Dornet
  • Once Upon a Twilight reviews Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Random Riggs, narrated by Jesse Bernstein
  • Bambi Unbridled reviews Always, by Lynsay Sands, narrated by India Baldwin
  • Go Read a Book reviews Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz, narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Zero Lives Remaining, by Adam Cesare, narrated by Joe Hempel
  • Long Shot Review reviews Fear the Sky, by Stephen Moss, narrated by R.C. Bray
  • scattered thoughts and rogue words reviews Job Hunt, by Jackie Keswick, narrated by Fox Ballard
  • Bad Hahin reviews The Humans, by Matt Haig, narrated by Mark Meadows
  • The Audiobook Blog reviews Back Blast, by Mark Greaney, narrated by Jay Snyder
  • The Pewter Wolf reviews Les Liasons Dangereuses, by Choderlos de Laclos, narrated by Elaine Cassidy, Janet McTeer, and Dominic West
  • Karen Collier reviews Hope Harbor, by Irene Hannon, narrated by Therese Plummer
  • Ramblings from this Chick reviews Walk Through Fire, by Kristen Ashley, narrated by Kate Russell
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews
  • Overcoming with God reviews Secrets of Sloane House, by Shelley Gray, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • Book Lover’s Life reviews Loup Garou, by David Reuben Aslin, narrated by S.W. Salzman
  • Nick Duffel reviews The Whole Christ, by Sinclair B. Ferguson, narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Booklovers For Life reviews Sebring, by Kristen Ashley, narrated by Stella Bloom
  • Krista’s Dust Jacket reviews Appealed, by Emma Chase, narrated by Deacon
  • Deanna Writes reviews Newt’s Emerald, by Garth Nix, narrated by Faye Adele
  • Hollywood the Write Way reviews I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson, narrated by Julia Whelan and Jesse Bernstein
  • Genuine Jenn reviews Bones on Ice, by Kathy Reichs, narrated by Katherine Borowitz
  • Into the Hall of Books reviews We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart, narrated by Ariadne Meyers
  • Zach’s YA Reviews reviews Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side, by Tom Angleberger, narrated by Marc Thompson
  • Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf reviews Defects: The Reverians, by Sarah Noffke, narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • The Book Nympho reviews Blood Kiss, by J.R. Ward, narrated by Jim Frangione
  • BookTalk with Eileen reviews Meet Me In Scotland, by Patience Griffin, narrated by Kirsten Potter and Autumn Duchess, by Lucinda Brant, narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Audiobook and Book Reviews by Audiothing reviews

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 2/11-2/22

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News and Reviews

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Reviews

  • AudioGals reviews
  • Cornerfolds reviews Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, narrated by Kate Simses
  • Good Books & Good Wine reviews My Kitchen Year, written and read by Ruth Reichl and X: A Novel, by Ilyasah Shebazz, narrated by Dion Graham
  • S. Krishna’s Books reviews When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, narrated by Sunil Malhotra & Cassandra Campbell
  • Collector of Book Boyfriends and Girlfriends reviews Legend, by Katy Evans, narrated by Grace Grant & Sebastian York and Wicked Sexy Liar, by Christina Lauren, narrated by Deacon Lee & Olivia Song
  • The Reading Date reviews Be Frank with Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson, narrated by Tavia Gilbert and The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald, narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Lorelei King
  • The BiblioSanctum reviews
  • Joyfully Jay reviews What Can Be, by Mary Calmes, narrated by Robert Neiman
  • Rabid Reads reviews Sealed With a Curse, by Cecy Robson, narrated by Renee Chambliss and Dark Descendant, by Jenna Black, narrated by Sophie Eastlake
  • That’s What I’m Talking About reviews Summer Knight, by Jim Butcher, narrated by James Marsters
  • Hot Listens reviews Kill Without Mercy, by Alexandra Ivy, narrated by Jim Frangione
  • Books, Reviews, Movies! Oh My! reviews Murder on St. Mark’s Place, by Victoria Thompson, narrated by Callie Beaulieu and The Restorer, by Amanda Stevens, narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Ana’s Attic reviews Forbidden, by Danielle Jamie, narrated by Kai Kennicott and Untouchable, by Danielle Jamie, narrated by Zachary Liebenstein
  • The Audiobook Blog reviews Toughs, by Ed Falco, narrated by Paul Schulze and Destroyer, by Brett Battles, narrated by Vikas Adam
  • Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words reviews Spirit, by John Inman, narrated by John Anthony Davis and Tell Me it’s Real, by T.J. Klume, narrated by Michael Lesley
  • Lily Bloom Books reviews Passenger, by Alexandra Bracken, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld and Talon, by Julie Kagawa, narrated by Caitlin Davies, Chris Patton, & MacLeod Andrews
  • Books & Sensibility reviews An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir, narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham
  • Ramblings from this Chick reviews Sixth Grave on the Edge, by Darynda Jones, narrated by Lorelei King
  • All Things Urban Fantasy reviews Soundless, by Richelle Mead, narrated by Kim Mai Guest
  • Germ Magazine reviews Red Rising, by Pierce Brown, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog reviews A Killer Plot, by Ellery Adams, narrated by Karen White
  • MM Good Book Reviews reviews
  • Notaria Tres reviews Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Stephen Hoye
  • The Book Nut reviews
  • Bookworm Blues reviews Midnight Taxi Tango, written and read by Daniel Jose Older
  • Books and Things reviews Bitter Spirits, by Jenn Bennett, narrated by Amy Landon
  • Carole’s Random Life reviews My Life as a White Trash Zombie, by Diana Rowland, narrated by Allison McLemore
  • Sinfully MM Book Reviews reviews Piece by Piece, by Teodora Kostova, narrated by George A. Thorn
  • Hidden in Pages reviews The Dead of Night, by John Marsden, narrated by Suzi Dougherty
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews Takeover, by Anna Zabo, narrated by Iggy Toma
  • Kris and Vik Book Therapy Cafe reviews Cartel and Kingpin, both by Lili St. Germain, narrated by Molly Glenmore and Roger Douglas
  • Chasm of Books reviews Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, and Jonathan McClain
  • Rainy Day Ramblings reviews Feverborn, by Karen Marie Moning, narrated by Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield
  • Alpha Book Club reviews Favorite Son, by Will Freshwater, narrated by Nick J. Russo
  • My World.. in word and pages reviews Core Punch, by Pauline Baird Jones, narrated by Diane Gelwix Somers
  • The Blogger Girls reviews Blood Kiss, by J.R. Ward, narrated by Jim Frangione

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Audiobooks to Get You in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Single? In a relationship? It’s complicated? No matter your relationship status, getting curled up with a good book will give you those warm fuzzy feelings. Whether you love clean romance or the spicier stuff, historical love stories or the romantic thrillers, we’ve got you covered.

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Contemporary Romance

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Confessions of a Secret Admirer: A Valentine’s Day Anthology, by Candis Terry, Jennifer Ryan, & Jennifer Seasons, narrated by Andi Arndt, Johanna Parker, & Xe Sands

This sweet anthology, with short stories by three romance favorites, is perfect for the season. The stories will have you smiling, giggling, and blushing and searching for more by these authors and narrators (don’t worry, there’s plenty!).

Erotic Romance

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Watch Me, by Shayla Black (writing as Shelley Bradley), narrated by Sasha Dunbrooke

Watch Me packs a lot of punch into just four hours. Shayla Black’s trademark steam won’t keep you waiting, but the stories mystery will keep you guessing until the quickie’s exciting climax.

Fantasy Romance

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Fire of Stars and Dragons, by Melissa A. Petreshock, narrated by Casey Holloway, Daniel Thomas May, and Kevin Stillwell

If you like a little extra fantasy in your fantasies, Fire of Stars and Dragons has got it all. Dragons, Demi-gods, and Vampires, a strong female lead, and plenty of sexy scenes. The three narrators fit their roles perfectly.

Clean Romance

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Welcome to Last Chance, by Hope Ramsay, narrated by Kristin Kalbli

Sometimes you need romance that is all swoon, no steam. Hope Ramsay’s Last Chance series is about love in a small Southern town between church goers. Kristin Kalbi’s clear narration brings the characters to life.

Young Adult Romance

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, by Jennifer E. Smith, narrated by Casey Holloway

Jennifer E. Smith novels bring up all the first love feelings you need in a young adult romance. It’s a sweet, quick book with major cinematic value. Casey Holloway’s narration is sweet and sincere.

Historical Romance

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The Knave of Hearts, by Elizabeth Boyle, narrated by Susan Duerden

Contemporary romance is lovely, but sometimes what you want is some regency in your romance. The Knave of Hearts is the fifth in a series, but works just fine as a standalone. Download and start swooning.

Romantic Suspense

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Keep Me Safe, by Maya Banks, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Suspenseful romance can get your heart pounding in more ways than one. Keep Me Safe is a suspenseful thriller with a touch of paranormal and plenty of romance.

Let us know in the comments what you’re reading this weekend! All of our Romance Audiobooks are on sale, so download a few to keep you entertained.

Audiobook News & Reviews: 2/5-2/10

 

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