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Test your history IQ at the Boston Book Festival (and win prizes!)

Test your knowledge of Beantown history with bestselling author and historian Kenneth C. Davis (creator of the bestselling Don’t Know Much About… series). Davis will select quiz contestants from the audience for this interactive event to vie for prizes, Jeopardy®-style!


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Jim Lehrer’s TENSION CITY

Interplay of excellent narration & authentic debate & interview clips makes for an enthralling listening experience. –Producer Kelly Gildea


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Behind the scenes during the INHERITANCE recording sessions

Recording began last week for Christopher Paolini’s anxiously awaited final book in the Inheritance Cycle. Narrator Gerard Doyle is back to voice the series’ beloved characters for the last time, and Christopher and his editor, Random House Children’s Books’ Michelle Frey, stopped by the studio for a visit.


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A-List Cast Narrates Lost Dr. Seuss Stories

A cast of A Listers will narrate THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER STORIES, a collection of rare stories by Dr. Seuss originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951–a literary “buried treasure” discovered by Seuss scholar and collector Charles D. Cohen.


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So You Think You’re a Narrator!

Yes, I’m clever, I know–I played off the television series, So You Think You Can Dance.
Anyway, every day I hear from people who think they can do voice-over work. So test your skills! Drop by Random House Audio booth #1515 at Comic-Con San Diego from July 21-24 and test your skills.  Pick up a mini [...]


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Author Cornelia Funke and narrator Elliot Hill on tour for RECKLESS

Join Cornelia and special guests Lionel Wigram and Elliot Hill LIVE Tuesday, September 14th at 1:30 pm EST for the worldwide launch of Reckless, featuring a special musical performance by Adam Watts. Watch live at .


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We’re off to hear the Wizard!

The final download of Lend Your Voice’s “community sourced” audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is almost here! Beginning August 25, you’ll be able to download and listen to the complete audiobook at www.firstbook.org.


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Thank you to all our Lend Your Voice narrators!

We wanted to extend a big thank you to all the volunteer narrators who lent their voices to our “community sourced” audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The finished audiobook will be available at www.firstbook.org, with all proceeds going to First Book, a children’s literacy organization that provides books to underprivileged children and their communities.


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More than 300 people lent their voices to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

We had a fantastic weekend of recording The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at ALA June 25-27, finishing the audiobook just in time on Sunday evening, meeting our goal with 301 total voices! Our “studio” inside OverDrive’s DigitalBookmobile was perfect—most of our narrators-for-a-day were reluctant to leave the mic after only one page, and many nailed it on the first take! We had a lot of fun recording and meeting everyone.


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