“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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Audiobook News & Reviews: 1/19

This week’s new releases, best narrators of 2015, and narrator interviews.

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Short Audiobooks for the Shortest Day of the Year

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere – aka the Winter Solstice. For the North Pole region, that means 24 hours of night. For ListenUp, in Atlanta, it means less than 10 hours of daylight. To celebrate, we’ve picked some of our favorite short (less than 5 hours) audiobooks.

Short Audiobooks

Funny Story: The Incomplete Works of Topher Payne, written by Topher Payne, narrated by the author and a full cast. This audiobook is 4 hours and 35 minutes long and comprised of shorter stories. Check out what the author has to say about it with Creative Loafing.

Binary Star, written and read by Sarah Gerard. This is an gripping, serious listen about a young woman’s struggle with anorexia and her turbulent relationship. At just over 3 hours, it’s an intense ride.

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, by Adam Bertocci, narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark. What if William Shakespeare wrote The Big Lebowski? The concept is clever, the story is well-written, and the performance is Shakespearean. At just 2 hours and 7 minutes, it’s a small commitment.

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra, by Pedro Mairal, narrated by Tony Chiroldes. The audiobook is 3 hours and 44 minutes long and Audiofile Magazine says, “Tony Chiroldes is an excellent narrator for this short novel set in Argentina.”

Waiting for our Souls to Catch Up, written and read by Carol M. Perry, SU. Sister Carol is a Catholic nun and the Resident Bible Scholar at the oldest Protestant congregation with continuous service in North America. Her story runs just 4 hours and 2 minutes long.

Don’t Worry, It Gets WorseOne Twenty-Something’s (mostly failed) Attempts at Adulthood written and read by Alida Nugent. This 4 hour, 35 minute audiobook, by the creator of The Frenemy, chronicles the author’s hilarious successes and failures in adulthood.

Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris, narrated by David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, and Ann Magnuson. Holidays on Ice is a holiday classic as far as we’re concerned. This audiobook is a 3 hour, 10 minute collection of beloved holiday stories by Sedaris and will keep you laughing long after it ends.

Watch Me, by Shayla Black (writing as Shelley Bradley) narrated by Sasha Dunbrooke. In true Shayla Black fashion, this quickie packs a steamy punch. This erotic romance is only 4 hours long, but that’s all you’ll need.

Have a safe and happy solstice and let us know in the comments what your favorite short audiobooks are.

Audiobook News & Reviews: 12/05-12/14

Lots of new audiobook reviews today, plus news of audiobooks outselling print, and narrator interviews.

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 11/18-11/20

Harry Potter on Audible, new self-publishing tools, audio erotica, and audiobook outtakes.

News and Reviews

News

Reviews

  • BookShelfery reviews Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell, narrated by Euan Morton
  • The Reading Date reviews The Admissions, by Meg Mitchell, narrated by Allyson Ryan
  • Good Books & Good Wine reviews Nightmares!, by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller, narrated by Jason Segel
  • Joyfully Jay reviews Cold Feet, by Jay Northcote, narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Reading With ABC reviews Uprooted, by Naomi Novik, narrated by Julia Emelin
  • Ms. Nose in a Book reviews Not That Kind of Girl, written and read by Lena Dunham
  • The Book’s the Thing reviews The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • Hidden in Pages reviews The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull, narrated by Emily Janice Card
  • Rabid Reads reviews Lothaire, by Kresley Cole, narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • Peeking Between Pages reviews The Last September, by Nina de Gramont, narrated by Rebecca Mitchell
  • Ana’s Attic reviews Changing Course, by Aly Martinez, narrated by Lucy Rivers and Christian Fox
  • Shelf Employed reviews The Blackthorn Key, by Kevin Sands, narrated by Ray Panthacki
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews Stardust, by Andrew Grey, narrated by Andrew McFerrin
  • Book Lovers for Life reviews The Deal, by Elle Kennedy, narrated by Lorelei Avalon
  • AudioGals reviews Highland Undone, by Connie Brockway, narrated by Napoleon Ryan and King, by TM Frazier, narrated by Molly Glenmore and Rob Shapiro
  • Muggle Net reviews The Wedding Wager, by Regina Duke, narrated by Tiffany Williams
  • Feminist Fairy Tales Reviews reviews Promises in Death, by JD Robb, narrated by Susan Erickson
  • Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends reviews November 9, by Colleen Hoover, narrated by Angela Goethals & Zachary Webber
  • Vivana Enchantress of Books reviews Fangs for Memories, by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi
  • Always With a Book reviews The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro, narrated by Xe Sands
  • The Book Nympho reviews Forsaken, by B.J. Daniels, narrated by Graham Winton
  • Audio Book Reviewer reviews
  • Audiothing Audiobook & Narrator Reviews reviews Dead Old, by Maureen Carter, narrated by Clare Corbett

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 11/05

Audible has a great Hidden Gems sale happening right now – get audiobooks for less than $4!

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