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Discover Your Next Listen and Download Free Audiobooks with Penguin Random House Audio’s New Volumes App

Penguin Random House Audio has created a new way for readers and listeners to discover and sample new audiobooks, directly on their devices, with the newly-released Volumes app. Volumes features exclusive extended excerpts from bestselling authors, including Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella, and Jim Gaffigan, and will regularly offer free full-length audiobook downloads, beginning with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, narrated by Jim Dale, who also voiced the Harry Potter series.


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Business Adventures by John Brooks, read by Johnny Heller
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From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America.


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Visit Penguin Random House Audio @ Comic Con, San Diego 2014


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Q & A with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood answers a few questions for us about her latest, Maddaddam. Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam is the thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood’s trilogy.

1. Are any of the characters in the MaddAddam trilogy based on people you know? Why did you choose to tell [...]


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Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement with Award-Winning Stories

Commemorate history by listening together. Fifty years after the height of the civil rights movement, sharing literature that tackles issues of prejudice allows teachers, librarians, parents, and children to continue the necessary dialogue about the past, and its impact on our society today.

Listening Library, award-winning publisher of audiobooks for kids and teens, has created [...]


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An Interview with Star Wars Audiobook Director/Producer Kevin Thomsen

The Star Wars Universe has captured the imaginations of millions. The story that began with the original blockbuster films has spread to books, graphic novels, television series, toys, and more. Star Wars audiobooks have always been a special production. Featuring sound effects straight from the movies combined with the compelling intergalactic adventure of the Star [...]


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Get your French listens on for Bastille Day!

Alors! Can you believe it’s already the middle of Juillet? C’est ne pas possible! With Bastille Day (also known as the La Fête Nationale, et Le Quatorze Juillet) this weekend, why not pretend to parler français, don a Breton tee, sit at an outdoor café and écouter an audiobook.


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An Audio Tour with Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States fought a war against itself. That war would claim over 600,000 lives and destroy the infrastructure of half the country. We look back on the Civil War today as one of necessity: as the Union was restored, millions of formerly enslaved men and women experienced a [...]


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Meet Jocelyn Miller, Voice of Random House Audio

This past March, Random House Audio held auditions for one Random House employee to become the voice for a series of radio ads that will run this summer promoting audiobook awareness. The auditions were open to the whole company, and we were delighted to receive more than 100 entries! Since interest was so high, we [...]


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Father’s Day Listens!

Newsflash: your dad doesn’t want another tie for Father’s Day, so with it just around the corner, I hope you didn’t get him one. It’s time for you to get creative with gifts. I know, I know! We’re short on time, but don’t worry. We’re not asking you to do that much extra work (although, this [...]


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