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: 05/23 – 06/01

June is Audiobook Month!

We had such a blast at Book Expo America and the Audio Publishers Association Conference. It was so nice to meet so many amazing bloggers, reviewers, and book fans. Today we’re back and (mostly) caught up on reviews. We also have information about the exciting things going on for Audiobook Month, which kicks off today!

News and Reviews

News:

Reviews:

  • Oh, the Books! reviews All Our Yesterdays, by Cristin Terrill, narrated by Meredith Mitchell
  • Literary Hoarders reviews The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Zehanat Khan, narrated by Peter Ganim
  • Mostly YA Book Obsessed reviews
    • An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Steve West
    • Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver, narrated by Dan Bittner, Elizabeth Evans, Joel Richards, Justice Bolding, Saskia Maarleveld, Tavia Gilbert
    • All Played Out, by Cora Carmack, narrated by Alexandra Marcuse and Bernardo De Paula
    • Daughter of Deep Silence, by Carrie Ryan, narrated by Karissa Vacker
  • BookTalk with Eileen reviews The Bride Wore Blue, by Cheryl Bolen, narrated by Rosalind Ashford and The Questing, House of De Bretagne Series, by Kathryn Le Veque, narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Rainy Day Ramblings reviews Magic Bleeds, by Ilona Andrews, narrated by Kate Daniels
  • Good Books & Good Wine reviews Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen, narrated by Taylor Meskimen and To An Empty Room, by Kevin Emerson, narrated by Emma Galvin
  • The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog reviews Off the Edge, by Carolyn Crane, narrated by Romy Nordlinger
  • Karen Collier reviews Distortion, by Terri Blackstock, narrated by Nan Gurley
  • Wicked Lil Pixie reviews When the Heavens Fall, by Marc Turner, narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • Bibliosanctum reviews
  • Bibliophilia, Please reviews Charming, by Elliott James, narrated by Roger Wayne and Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman, narrated by Mandy Williams and Justine Eyre
  • Parajunkee reviews The Well’s End, by Seth Fisherman, narrated by Katie Schorr
  • BookShelfery reviews Captivated, by Nora Roberts, narrated by Therese Plummer and Entranced, by Nora Roberts, MacLeood Andrews
  • Hidden in Pages reviews Blood Rock, by Anthony Francis, narrated by Traci Odom
  • Book Scents reviews Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, narrated by Natalie Moore
  • Readers Confession reviews The Shadows, by J.R. Ward, narrated by Jim Frangione
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews
  • Not Yet Read reviews The Martian, by Andy Weird, narrated by R.C. Bray and Curtsies & Conspiracies, by Gail Carriger, narrated by Moira Quick
  • Johnny Jay Says reviews The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick, narrated by Tom Weiner
  • Books and Sensibility reviews Dreams of Gods & Monsters, by Laini Taylor, narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Eye Heart Romance & YA reviews Boundless, by Cynthia Hand, narrated by Samantha Quan
  • Tenacious Reader reviews Stolen Songbird, by Danielle L Jensen, narrated by Eric Michael Summerer & Erin Moon
  • Kris and Vik Book Therapy reviews Flying, by Megan Hart, narrated by Abby Craden
  • Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews reviews The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher
  • AudioGals reviews
  • The Supernatural Fox Sisters reviews Only Human (Doctor Who), by Gareth Roberts, narrated by Anthony Stewart Head
  • Laura Gerold reviews The Fifth Gospel, by Ian Caldwell, narrated by Jack Davenport
  • Into the Hall of Books reviews The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Will Patton
  • Collector of Book Boyfriends reviews Black Iris, by Leah Raeder, narrated by Grace Grant
  • Audio Book Reviewer reviews
    • Dream Student (DiBenedetto’s Dream Series Book 1), by J.J. DiBenedetto, narrated by Heather Jane Hogan
    • Symbiont (Parasitology Book 2), by Mira Grant, narrated by Christine Lakin
    • Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3), by Keith C. Blackmore narrated by R.C. Bray
    • Well Fed (Mountain Man Book 4), by Keith C. Blackmore narrated by R.C. Bray
    • Mask of the Swan (The Fearless Book 2), by Terry Maggert, narrated by Rebecca Cook
    • Dark Hope (The Devil’s Assistant Book 1), by HD Smith, narrated by Lauren Fortgang
    • Predator One by Jonathan Maberry, narrated by Ray Porter
    • SECTOR 64: Ambush by Dean M. Cole, narrated by Michael Ortego
    • The Synchronicity War (Book 3) by Dietmar Wehr, narrated by Luke Daniels
    • The Synchronicity War (Book 4) by Dietmar Wehr, narrated by Luke Daniels
    • Queen Cinder (Shards of the Glass Slipper Book 1), by Roy A. Mauritsen, narrated by Christopher Crosby Morris
    • Starship Eternal (War Eternal Book 1), by M.R. Forbes, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • All About Romance reviews The Liar, by Nora Roberts, narrated by January LaVoy
  • Audiothing Audiobook & Narrator Reviews reviews Working Girls, by Maureen Carter, narrated by Frances Barber and West Seattle Blues, by Chris Nickson, narrated by Lorelei King
  • Sixth Dimension Audiobook Blog reviews
  • Amie’s Book Reviews reviews
  • Dab of Darkness reviews

 

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 05/12-5/20

Phew! We’re back! We have a whole week of reviews & news to catch up on, so hold on. This post is a big one.

News and Reviews

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 05/08-5/11

The weekend’s reviews and the Telegraph’s choices for top 20 audiobooks of all time.

 

Head’s up: Starting tomorrow, our blogger, Holly, will be out of the office until Monday, so we won’t be posting until then. If you want to make it easier on us, leave a link to any reviews you post between now and then in the comments! Thanks!

News and Reviews

News:

Reviews:

  • BookTalk with Eileen reviews True to the Highlander, by Barbara Longley, narrated by Angela Dawe
  • Amie’s Book Reviews reviews
  • A Reader of Fictions reviews The Rift Walker, by Clay & Susan Griffith, narrated by James Marsters
  • Audiobook Treasury reviews 14th Deadly Sin, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, narrated by January LaVoy
  • Rabid Reads reviews Kiss of a Demon King, by Kresley Cole, narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • AudioGals reviews:
  • The Reading Date reviews 99 Days, by Katie Cotugno, narrated by Allyson Ryan and Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen, narrated by Taylor Meskimen
  • Literate Housewife reviews The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by a Full Cast
  • Fantasy Literature reviews Maskerade, by Terry Pratchett, narrated by Nigel Planer and Dandelion Fire, by N.D. Wilson, narrated by Russell Horton
  • Simply Angela reviews A Tailor-Made Bride, by Karen Witemeyer, narrated by Nicole Poole
  • Book Reviews by Lynn reviews New Beginnings:Others of Edenton, by Brandy L. Rivers, narrated by Kelley Hazen
  • Tattle Tale also reviews New Beginnings
  • Sinfully Sexy Books reviews Love Lessons, by Heidi Cullinan, narrated by Iggy Toma
  • Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews reviews The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire, by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi
  • Book Sake reviews Bossypants, written and read by Tina Fey
  • Novel Heartbeat reviews Alice in Zombieland, by Gena Showalter, narrated by Natalie Gold
  • Hidden in Pages reviews What If?, by Randall Munroe, narrated by Wil Wheaton
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews The Little Things, by Jay Northcote, narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Cornerfolds reviews Ugly Love, by Colleen hoover, narrated by Grace Grant and Deacon Lee
  • Warped Factor reviews Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks, by Ben Aaronovitch, narrated by Terry Molloy
  • Paradise Mysteries reviews The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, India Fisher, and Louise Brealey
  • Bookstie also reviews The Girl on the Train
  • Collector of Book Boyfriends reviews Overruled (The Legal Briefs, Book 1), by Emma Chase, narrated by Charlotte Penfield and Jason Carpenter
  • Under My Apple Tree reviews The Last Bookaneer, by Matthew Pearl, narrated by Simon Vance and J.D. Jackson
  • Beckoned by Books reviews Infatuation, by Nicole Edwards, narrated by Florence Luptak and C.J. Mills
  • Chrisbookarama reviews Self-Inflicted Wounds, written and read by Aisha Taylor
  • The Crime Warp reviews Amok, by Sebastian Fitzek, narrated by a full cast
  • Vi3tBabe reviews Snow Like Ashes, by Sara Raasch, narrated by Kate Rudd
  • Lost in Lit reviews Sublime, by Christina Lauren, narrated by Cal Wembly and Elizabeth Louise
  • A Wondrous Bookshelf reviews Take Me With You, by Catherine Ryan Hyde, narrated by Jeff Cummings
  • SadBandit reviews Acting Out, by Scotty Cade, narrated by Randy Fuller
  • Angus48 reviews Koban: Rise of the Kobani, Book 3, by Stephen W. Bennett, narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • Dab of Darkness reviews Under the Amoral Bridge, by Gary A. Ballard, narrated by Joe Hempel and Magic Factory, by James Livingood, narrated by Michael Gilboe
  • Sixth Dimension Audiobook Reviews reviews Hip to the Trip: A Cultural History of Route 66, by Peter B. Dedek, narrated by Michael Rene Zuzel
  • In Libris Veritas reviews Witch Born, by Amber Argyle, narrated by Melissa Reizian Frank
  • Always Reading reviews The Testament, by John Grisham, narrated by Frank Muller
  • Favolas de Mezzanotte reviews Not Just Friends, by Jay Northcote, narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • One Book Two reviews Originally Human, by Eileen Wilks, narrated by a full cast (Graphic Audio)
  • Book Wyrm Knits reviews I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore, narrated by Neil Kaplan
  • Audio Book Reviewer reviews
    • Railroad! Volume One: Rodger Dodger, by Tonia Brown, narrated by JoBe Cerny
    • Going Home (The Survivalist Series, Book 1), by A. American, narrated by Duke Fontaine
    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Book 1), by Laini Taylor, narrated by Khristine Hvam
    • Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present, by Cory Doctorow, narrated by a full cast

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 04/16/15

Big industry news, interviews, and lots of reviews.

News and Reviews

News:

Reviews:

  • Audiobook Treasury reviews Light in August, by William Faulkner, narrated by Will Patton
  • Joyfully Jay reviews Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan, narrated by Iggy Toma
  • For the Love of Words reviews We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach, narrated by Hannah Dunne, Peter Vack, Sarah Steele, & Seth Numrich
  • All Things Urban Fantasy reviews Touched by an Alien, by Gini Koch, narrated by Romy Nordlinger
  • The Hiding Spot reviews I was Here, by Gayle Forman, narrated by Jorjeana Marie
  • Reading with ABC reviews Confess, by Colleen Hoover, narrated by Elizabeth Louise & Sebastian York
  • BookWyrming Thoughts reviews The Young Elites, by Marie Lu, narrated by Carla Corvo & Lannon Killea
  • That’s What I’m Talking About reviews The Mark of Tala, by Jeffe Kennedy, narrated by Chris Dukeheart
  • Book Scents reviews A Thousand Pieces of You, by Claudia Gray, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • Dee’s Book Blog reviews Pleasure of a Dark Prince, by Kresley Cole, narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • Mandy’s Books and Beauty reviews This Shattered World (Starbound #2), by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, narrated by Callard Harris, Donnabella Mortel, & Lincoln Hoppe
  • Audiobook Reviewer reviews
    • Lock In, by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton
    • The Beam (Season 1), by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, narrated by a full cast
  • The Sleepless Reader reviews Not My Father’s Son, written & read by Alan Cumming
  • The Novel Approach reviews Newton’s Laws of Attraction, by M.J. O’Shea, narrated by George Somerset
  • One Book Two reviews The Grendel Affair, by Lisa Shearin, narrated by Johanna Parker
  • Lost in Lit reviews Love & Other Theories, by Alexis Bass, narrated by Brittany Pressley
  • Chronicles reviews The Stranger, by Harlan Coben, narrated by George Newbern

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 04/14

 

New releases in YA, Sci-Fi, Horror, & Thriller plus today’s reviews! News and Reviews

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 4/4-4/6

We’ve got the scoop on the Canadian audiobook market, narrator interviews, and all the reviews you may have missed this weekend in today’s Audiobook News & Reviews.

News and Reviews

News:

Reviews:

  • Mostly YA Book Obsessed reviews Last Call (Cocktail #4.5), by Alice Clayton, narrated by Heather Smith
  • A Reader of Fictions reviews Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5), by Gail Carriger, narrated by Emily Gray
  • The Reading Date reviews Deep (Stage Dive #4), by Kylie Scott, narrated by Andi Arndt
  • Audiobook Treasury reviews The Stranger, by Harlan Coben, narrated by George Newbern
  • Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf reviews Burying Water, by K.A. Tucker, narrated by Elizabeth Louise and Josh Goodman
  • Book Shelfery reviews Seeker, by Arwen Elys Dayton, narrated by Katharine McEwan
  • Tyffani Clark Kemp reviews Incarcerated, by Inger Iversen, narrated by Olivia Peppersmith
  • Ramblings from this Chick reviews Jagged, by Kristen Ashley, narrated by Emma Taylor
  • Prism Book Alliance reviews Fire Inside, by Dawn Douglas, narrated by Randy Fuller
  • Cornerfolds reviews Asylum, by Madeleine Roux, narrated by Michael Goldstrom
  • Sad Bandit reviews The Blinding Light by Renae Kaye, narrated by Jonathan Young
  • Milky Way of Books reviews Vicious by Victoria Schwab, narrated by Noah Michael Levine
  • Wicked Little Pixie reviews The Cemetery Boys, by Heather Brewer, narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • Beckoned by Books reviews Temptation, by Nicole Edwards, narrated by Jack Dupont, Joanna Patrick, and Houston Fullbright
  • Lost in Lit reviews After We Fell, by Anna Todd, narrated by Elizabeth Louise and Shane East
  • Audiothing Audiobook Reviews reviews This Doesn’t Happen in the Movies, by Renee Pawlish, narrated by Johnny Peppers and New Year Island, by Paul Draker, narrated by Teri Schaubelt
  • Booktalk with Eileen reviews Raving Violet, written and read by Valerie Gilbert
  • Audiobook Reviewer reviews:
  • MissSusie’s Reading & Observations and Holly, Every Day both review Searching for Grace Kelly, by Michael Callahan, narrated by Kristin Kalbli

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