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Picking Four Audiobooks For Your Long Summer Drives

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June is Audiobook Appreciation Month so we enlisted the help of Sharifah Williams from Book Riot to help pick out your next audiobook for those long summer drives! To purchase any of the audiobooks in this episode just go to Libro.fm or R.J. Julia. Where’d you Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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Roxanne Gay and Janet Evanovich Headline Our Fave June Audiobooks

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These days we have a virtual library in our pockets, with books, movies, shows and music all available at the touch of a button. For a rapid reader, this can be extremely handy, allowing you to always have a new book to read while you wait for the bus, or find yourself stuck at the DMV. It’s in those moments that audiobooks truly shine. Instead of trying to squint down at the tiny print on your phone, you can sit back and listen as new and exciting stories are told directly to you. It’s like the grownup version of story time. Sometimes narrated by the author, sometimes by a professional (and, if you’re lucky, even a celebrity!), it’s always fun…

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9 Enthralling Audiobooks to Get You Through Spring Cleaning — WIN a FREE Subscription from Audiobooks.com!

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Our friends over at Audiobooks.com have compiled a list of essential audiobooks that are sure to keep you company as you make your way through the daunting task of spring cleaning this April. While we know we all have to do it, it doesn’t have to be boring, right? Take a look at the list, throw some of the titles in your wish list and then enter to win a 3-month subscription from Audiobooks.com! How much easier could it get?! Good luck!                                             We have 3 FREE 3-month subscriptions to giveaway (A $45 Savings!!) — so if you’re planning on some serious…

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WINNER ANNOUNCED! Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Challenge

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We have come to the conclusion of our epic 10-week Fool’s Gold Challenge, where all of you eagerly answered questions based around the wonderful world Susan Mallery has created within her Fool’s Gold series. We were excited to bring you this virtual scavenger hunt and even more excited to highlight this year’s Fool’s Gold trilogy series. Listen to the podcast below to hear Susan announce the winner of the challenge, as well as discuss the recent release of THRILL ME.   This podcast is sponsored by Audiobooks.com, let us tell you a story. We’ve got more than 60,000 incredible audiobooks that will take you anywhere you want to go. We have it all! Bestsellers, classics, award-winners and more. What do you want to…

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5 Audiobooks Perfect for Your Long Summer Drives

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As you pull out of the driveway, everyone is excited. You’re heading out for one of those meticulously planned, ideally memorable vacations that you’ll talk about for years. You will return refreshed and energized, carrying smartphones and digital cameras chock full of memories. This vacation will go down in history as one of the greatest ever! But you have to get there first. Once you hit the highway, everyone in the car starts to realize that many hours must pass before the memories can begin. Well, good memories, at any rate. Who enjoys memories from an eight-hour car ride? Amidst all the planning, you’ve overlooked the critical travel element, which is all too common. Don’t despair, though; there’s a cure for the…

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6 Audiobooks that will be your instant companion

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One of the many great things about books is that they’re there for us when we’re by ourselves. They entertain us, they keep us company, they keep us occupied when we’re all alone. This is one of the great allures of audiobooks. Are you all alone in your car, stuck in traffic or making a painfully long journey? Just press play, and you have an instant companion. Are you on the treadmill and you need something to distract you from the burn in your muscles? Pop on the headphones, and you can be transported to another place and time while the bulge in your hips that you got from that extra helping of ice cream over the weekend melts away.…

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Why audiobooks rule: Performance art transforms books

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Funny how things come full circle. Once upon a time the hottest ticket in town was the storyteller who brought tales and legends to life with nothing but a voice. What thrilled and captivated audiences who hung on every word? Their performance. Today, we listen to audiobooks, which are indeed performances. The audiobook revolution is exploding; listening to a favorite book read aloud by a brilliant narrator has never been more popular. Publishers invest increasing sums of money into producing big-budget audiobooks with multiple high-profile narrators (Hollywood is getting into the mix), and the Audie Awards are becoming more and more prestigious. Part of the genius of audiobooks is their adaptability. We can bring them with us on a jog, entertain…

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What Oprah knows for sure — in her own voice

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When Oprah speaks, people listen. Perhaps that’s what makes the unabridged audiobook version of Oprah Winfrey’s latest offering, What I Know for Sure (Macmillan Audio, 2014), stand apart from other audio presentations. The book (and audiobook) is a collection of 14 years of monthly columns written by Winfrey for O magazine. Read in the author’s trademark rich, mellifluous voice, the columns are observations about life, and what she knows for sure about fulfilling one’s potential and achieving a meaningful existence.   It was an innocent question asked during a 1998 interview by the late film critic Gene Siskel that spurred Winfrey on the lifelong exploration that would lead to the column. “Tell me,” Siskel asked, “what do you know for sure?”…

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