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Best Audiobooks of 2014

2014 was an incredible year for audiobooks, featuring stories of all kinds. Whether you and the family enjoy stories about magicians, Olympic athletes, or American presidents, we’ve published something for the entire family to enjoy.

Leaving Time
Author: Jodi Picoult | Narrators: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur and Mark Deakins
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf [...]


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You’ve Heard Their Songs, Now Listen to Their Stories

Thought you knew everything about your favorite classic rock singer? There’s always more to know behind the music. These rocking audiobooks feature stories about your favorite musicians – from Neil Young to Janis Joplin to Billy Joel – there’s a story for every music fan!

Billy Joel
Author: Fred Schruers | Narrator: Kirk Thornton
On Sale Now
The long-awaited, all-access biography of [...]


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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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Don’t Wait Until They’re in Theatres – Plug into These Movie Tie-In Audiobooks Today!

Wild
Author: Cheryl Strayed | Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Release Date: 11/18/2014
In Theatres: 12/5/2014
Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.
A powerful, blazingly honest memoir. the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
  

Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn | Narrator: Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne
Release Date: 8/26/2014
In Theatres: 10/3/2014
Marriage can [...]


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Recommended Audiobooks For Family Listening

Magic Tree House Series
Written and read by
Mary Pope Osborne
Nate the Great Series
By Marjorie Weinman
Sharmat
Read by various readers
 
Charlotte’s Web
By E.B. White
Read by E.B. White
 
Peter Pan
By J.M. Barrie
Read by Jim Dale
 
Young Fredle
By Cynthia Voigt
Read by Wendy Carter
For Ages 9-12
Artemis Fowl
By Eoin Colfer
Read by Nathaniel Parker
 
Bud, Not Buddy
By Christopher Paul Curtis
Read by James Avery
 
Flora & Ulysses:
The Illuminated Adventures
By [...]


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What Kind of Listener Are You? Sweepstakes

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Enter by completing the form from 9 AM (ET) June 1, 2014, and 11:00 PM (ET) on Oct 31, 2014. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
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Audiobook Bingo Sweepstakes

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TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Enter by completing the form from 9 AM (ET) June 1, 2014, and 11:00 PM (ET) on Oct 31, 2013. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
In the case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the applicable social network account and/or e-mail address [...]


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Chestnut Street Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Enter by completing the form from 9 AM (ET) Apr 22, 2014, and 11:00 PM (ET) on Apr 29, 2013. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
In the case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the applicable social network account and/or e-mail address [...]


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Audiobook Glove Box Activities

Have a long road trip coming up? Wondering how you and your family will manage to occupy all that time in the car? These great activities are guaranteed to make reaching your destination a lot more fun. All you need is an audiobook, your family, and a long drive!
Listen for Clues
Have you just listened to [...]


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