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The Literary Community Mourns Robert B. Parker
The international literary community has lost one of it’s recognizable names, as Robert B. Parker, author of the bestselling Spenser and Jesse Stone series has passed away.

Congratulations to Our Listening Library 2010 ALA Award-Winners
Listening Library had a great showing this past weekend at the midwinter American Library Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Listening Library’s Scat by Carol Hiaasen and Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford Nominated for 2009 Grammys(R)
Congratulations to our two Grammy nominees for 2009, Scat by Carl Hiaasen and Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford.

Random House Audio and Listening Library Dominate Amazon.com’s Best of 2009 List
As the year is coming to a close, Amazon.com recently announced its top audiobook picks for the year

CHARLES and EMMA a National Book Award Finalist!
Listening Library is honored that one if its titles, CHARLES & EMMA by Deborah Heiligman is a National Book Award Finalist.

President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize!
Grammy® Award-winning author President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations to the President becoming one of four United States presidents to win the honor.

Random House Audio Mourns the Passing of Author E. Lynn Harris
I Say A Little Prayer, Just Too Good To Be True and Basketball Jones author E. Lynn Harris passed away July 2009, leaving behind a solid literary legacy in his unique writing style, geared mainly toward his extensive African American audience.

Random House Audio Mourns the Passing of Author E. Lynn Harris
I Say A Little Prayer, Just Too Good To Be True and Basketball Jones author E. Lynn Harris passed away July 2009, leaving behind a solid literary legacy in his unique writing style, geared mainly toward his extensive African American audience.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society Wins 2009 Audie Award!
Random House Audio congratulates Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows on their win for their audiobook, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Alice Munro Wins the 2009 Man Booker International Prize!
Alice Munro was awarded the 2009 Man Booker International Prize this week, given once every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage.

Paul McCartney Loves Our Audiobooks!
Legendary musician and former Beatles member Paul McCartney was quoted recently in an article for Las Vegas Review about his trip to the city, and his love for audiobooks, and his recent listen, Beautiful Children by Charles Bock.

Christopher Paolini’s Brisingr Nominated for Audiobook of the Year!
The third audiobook in Christopher Paolini’s bestselling Inheritance Cycle, Brisingr, was honored with an Audiobook of the Year nomination on April 20, 2009 by the Audio Publishers Association.

American Lion Wins the Pulitzer Prize!
Random House Audio congratulates Jon Meacham, author of the bestselling audiobook, American Lion on his Pulitzer Prize win this week.

Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War Named 2008 National Book Critics Circle Winner
The Forever War, written and read by Dexter Filkins, was honored as a 2008 National Book Critics Circle winner recently, adding to a growing list of awards this title has won since it was released in September.

Kate Winslet Wins Best Actress Academy Award® for Bernard Schlink’s The Reader!
Kate Winslet was awarded a Best ActressOscar® on Sunday, February 23rd for her moving performance in the critically acclaimed book, The Reader.

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Congratulations to Our Comic-Con New York Raffle Winners!
Esther Keller and Geoffrey McFarlane, both of Brooklyn, New York, and Patricia Fernandez of Linden, New Jersey have won their choice of audiobooks by entering and winning a daily raffle drawing at Comic-Con New York on February 6-8. Links: For more information about our sci-fi themed audiobooks, visit www.randomhouseaudio.com.

Congratulations to Dean Pitchford for His Grammy Award ® Nomination!
Dean Pitchford, author and narrator of the Listening Library title, The Big One-Oh was nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children on Thursday, December 4th.

The Audacity of Hope Audiobook in the News!
President-Elect Barack Obama’s bestselling audiobook, The Audacity of Hope was featured on The Today Show on Tuesday, November 11th.

The Dark Side Author Jane Mayer Nominated for a National Book Award!
The National Book Association has just announced that Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side, has been nominated for a National Book Award for Nonfiction.

RH Audio Author Paul Krugman Wins the Nobel Prize for Economics
Random House Audio congratulates Paul Krugman, author of The Conscience of a Liberal on his Nobel Prize in Economics.

Comic-Con International Raffle Winners
Random House Audio and Listening Library are pleased to announce that Samantha Kranhouse, Kaleigh Molineaux, Jennifer Nogle, and Stephany Brown, all from California, won their choice of audiobooks for participating in the daily raffle at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Make Your Commute More with Random House Audiobooks!
Random House Audio is pleased to announce our new summer marketing campaign, “Make Your Commute More…” to promote audiobook listening to commuters.

Listen to Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother!
Cory Doctorow, coeditor of Boing Boing, has written his first young adult novel, Little Brother.

Random House Audio Sweeps the Grammys!
Random House Audio has won two Grammy awards, Best Spoken Word Album for Children and Best Spoken Word Album, sweeping both categories for which it was nominated!

Christopher Paolini and Brisingr News!
Following the #1 bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest, the third book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle, BRISINGR, will be released by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers and Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio.

Congratulations to Our Grammy Nominees!
Random House Audio is pleased to announce that five of our audiobooks have been nominated for Grammy Awards this year.

George R.R. Martin Interview
Best-selling author George R.R. Martin was recently in the studio to record his forthcoming audiobook, Selections from Dreamsongs 1, a collection of his short stories from the past 30 years. Click here to listen to an exclusive interview with the author on iTunes.

On Chesil Beach
Ian McEwan sat down recently and answered some questions about his new audiobook On Chesil Beach. Click here to listen to a sample of the interview.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Listening Library is thrilled to be publishing the audio edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final title in J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed series. Jim Dale, the renowned narrator of the first six Harry Potter audios, will record this highly anticipated title. Click here for more information about the entire Harry Potter audio series.

The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama’s audiobook, The Audacity of Hope, was mentioned on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Click here to view the hilarious segment.

Star Wars
The force can be with you. Star Wars audiobooks will be available as digital downloads on iTunes and Audible.com starting Tuesday, February 20th.

Monstrous Memoirs
Ahmet Zappa composed an original song for his Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless audiobook. Click here to listen to As Long As You’re McFearless.

You Don’t Love Me Yet
Sarah Weinman from Media Bistro’s GalleyCat visited the studio for Jonathan Lethem’s recording of his newest work You Don’t Love Me Yet.

A Brief History of Alagaesia
Christopher Paolini recently recorded A Brief History of Alagaesia. Click here to listen to the latest from the bestselling author of Eragon and Eldest.

Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl is now available for the first time on CD. Read by the late John Ritter, Stargirl explores the ever shifting world of teen popularity and uncovers the enduring rewards of nonconformity. Click here to listen to an interview with John Ritter explaining his narrating experience and his love of this classic teenage tale.

Creationists
E.L. Doctorow’s Creationists, a collection of essays on the nature of imaginative thought, has received glowing reviews.

Rabbit Ears
The September issue of Parents® magazine features Listening Library’s Rabbit Ears CDs.

Keyboard Conversations®
Recently The Book Stall in Chicago hosted an amazing event at the Music Institute in Evanston featuring renowned concert pianist and conductor Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations®.

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