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“Hello Lonesome” MOVIE REVIEW: An attention grabber | The Weekender, Northeast PA

“Hello Lonesome” MOVIE REVIEW: An attention grabber | The Weekender, Northeast PA | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Director Adam Reid’s debut revolves around three forlorn storylines. Lonely voiceover artist Bill Soap (Harry Chase) lives in suspended adolescence (and denial) at his bucolic retreat. His closest companion is the deliveryman (Kamel Boutros) who comes daily. In suburbia, an elderly widow (Lynn Cohen) strikes up an unusual friendship with her sardonic, divorced and considerably younger neighbor (James Urbaniak). Finally, two attractive New Yorkers (Nate Smith and Sabrina Lloyd) find their burgeoning, vaguely defined relationship undercut by devastating news.
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Interview with an Audiobook Lover ~ Beth Fish Reads : literatehousewife.com

Interview with an Audiobook Lover ~ Beth Fish Reads : literatehousewife.com | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
f there is anything more I like than listening to audiobooks, it’s talking about audiobooks with others. So, when Jen announced Audiobook Week, I asked a few of the most influential audiobook lovers I know to see if they’d like to have a little chat. I couldn’t be happier when they agreed.
Today my Audiobook Week interview is with Candace from Beth Fish Reads. In addition to her audiobook evangelization, I love her blog for the way it features imprints (fantastic idea) and her non stop love for all things bookish.
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Blackstone, festival create 3-hour 'Hamlet' audiobook | MailTribune.com

ASHLAND — Blackstone Audio has partnered with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to create an audio recording of last season's production of "Hamlet."...
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"A Stolen Life" - Jaycee Lee Dugard - Justice for 18-Year Kidnap Ordeal

"A Stolen Life" - Jaycee Lee Dugard - Justice for 18-Year Kidnap Ordeal | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Dugard has written a memoir, A Stolen Life, set to publish July 12. According to CBS affiliate KOVR, the audiobook is recorded by Dugard herself.

According to the publishing company, Simon and Schuster, the book will give full details of her story since her abduction in 1991 when she was 11 years old.
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Gollum star Andy Serkis voices support for Barnsbury theatre - News - Islington Gazette

Gollum star Andy Serkis voices support for Barnsbury theatre - News - Islington Gazette | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis will be launching an audio book recorded by an all-star cast in aid of a Barnsbury theatre next week. The Gollum actor will be at the Young Actors Theatre, in Barnsbury Road, on Wednesday, as it hosts a tea party to celebrate the release of Alice Adventures in Wonderland.

The audio book was made to raise much-needed cash for the theatre and also features the voices of the likes of Simon Callow, Paul Whitehouse and Dexter Fletcher – alongside some of the theatre’s own talents.
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Reading Envy: A good audio book experience

Reading Envy: A good audio book experience | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
What makes them work? Well, there are two different narrators - Bronson Pinchot and Cassandra Campbell - and they alternate reading the stories and novels. Bronson reads Strangers on a Train and Cassandra reads The Price of Salt, which works very well, considering that most of the characters in Strangers on a Train are male and the opposite is true about The Price of Salt.
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AUDIOBOOK NARRATION: A look behind the scenes - 6/12 in L.A.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATION: A look behind the scenes - 6/12 in L.A. | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Four Award-winning Narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Hillary Huber, Coleen Marlo and Karen White, share their experiences in the booth, the “hows” of audiobook production, and what makes a book a winner for listeners.

Join us for this unique discussion and stay for questions, a book signing and even door prizes. Learn how you can be a more “interactive” audiobook fan, or perhaps even an audiobook professional yourself.

This event is free.

Sunday, June 12 · 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Barnes and Noble Westside Pavillion
10850 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90064

Contact: Lisa Kingsley, Barnes & Noble 310-475-3215
Karen White, kewbel@gmail.com
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Caleb's Crossing- Geraldine Brooks: next on Slate's Audio Book Club

Caleb's Crossing- Geraldine Brooks: next on Slate's Audio Book Club | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
In the next audio book club, Slate's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, will talk about Caleb's Crossing, the latest historical novel from Geraldine Brooks. Written in the style of a confessional diary, the novel tells the story of Bethia Mayfield, a young girl in 17th-century Martha's Vineyard, whose community is embroiled in tensions with the local Wampanoag Indian population.
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Longtime Voice Actor Rob Paulsen Starts New Venture as a VO Coach | Voice Over Commercial Auditions Casting and Information

Longtime Voice Actor Rob Paulsen Starts New Venture as a VO Coach | Voice Over Commercial Auditions Casting and Information | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
After ten years riding the voice over crazy train I still take classes regularly, and work closely and consistently with a handful of professional coaches. Recently I decided to reach out to Rob Paulsen in hopes that I might have the opportunity to learn from him as well. Rob has been a professional voice over actor since the 1980′s having voiced over 2,000 1/2 hour animated episodes to his credit.
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Scott Brick - on Twitter: How Audiobooks Are Made in 30 Tweets, 1 post/day in June

Scott Brick - on Twitter: How Audiobooks Are Made in 30 Tweets, 1 post/day in June | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Hey everyone, many of you are already supporting this effort, but if any of you haven't seen this already, I'm doing a month-long campaign on Twitter: How Audiobooks Are Made in 30 Tweets, with one post per day in June. You can search for them by plugging in #NARR8. If you'd be so kind, we'd certainly appreciate you re-posting them. Tomorrow's update will be via Simon Vance!
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Wearable LEGO Minifig Helmet Streams Audio Comics - Technabob

Wearable LEGO Minifig Helmet Streams Audio Comics - Technabob | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Designer Jonathan Robson liked little comics that he received as a kid that were based on LEGO blocks. He says that the comics helped him to learn to read so he set about creating something for kids today that would make them want to learn to read.
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Bookscan's grosses for Sarah Palin's Audiobooks - Brett Arends' ROI

Bookscan's grosses for Sarah Palin's Audiobooks - Brett Arends' ROI | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
After all, as Andy Warhol pointed out, fame usually fades pretty fast. Sarah Palin’s fifteen minutes are almost up.

To see how much they’re worth, and how quickly they may be running out, I asked Nielsen Bookscan for data on sales of Palin’s books — the most tangible, measurable metric of her reach with the public. (Both of Palin’s books were published by Harper Collins, which, like MarketWatch, is a division of News Corp.)
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Apple Signs Deal With Universal Music Group for iCloud, Major Publishers Also on Board | Billboard.biz

Apple Signs Deal With Universal Music Group for iCloud, Major Publishers Also on Board | Billboard.biz | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
As expected, Apple has signed the fourth major label -- Universal Music Group -- to a licensing deal for its new iCloud service. Apple has also reach an accord with the four...
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Waterlogg Productions Announces the Re-release of Marx Brothers Audio Memoir | PRLog

Waterlogg Productions Announces the Re-release of Marx Brothers Audio Memoir | PRLog | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Son of Harpo Speaks will also air on Sirius XM Radio starting Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 3:30am ET and will rerun on Saturdays from Midnight to 2:30am ET, 9:00pm – 11:30pm PT, on Book Radio channel 80, as part of "The Joe Bev Wxperience"..
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6/19-25 Audio Theatre Workshop 2011 | National Audio Theatre Festivals

6/19-25 Audio Theatre Workshop 2011 | National Audio Theatre Festivals | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Learn to Create Audio Theatre in a Fun, Hands-On, Week-Long Professional Immersion Experience!
2011′s Expert Guest Performer-Instructors include Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre, Multi-Earphone & Audie-Winning Actor/Director audio book playwright, playwright Will Anderson, Brian Price of Great Northern Audio, and comics/graphic novel icons Elaine Lee and JM DeMatteis.
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Adrian Fogelin's experience recording her novel CROSSING JORDAN

Adrian Fogelin's experience recording her novel CROSSING JORDAN | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
My love of story began with the sound of my mother’s voice.

I was a halting early reader, but as my mother read aloud, Dr. Doolittle and Alice and Toad of Toad Hall all spoke to me. She gave each a distinctive voice with idiosyncrasies of pitch and pace.

Because of this early association of story and sound I grew up to be a writer who hears the words first, often speaking them aloud, testing their sound before putting them on paper.
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My Audiobook Flowchart - my books. my life.

My Audiobook Flowchart - my books. my life. | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
If you are new to audiobooks or if you are just looking for your next read, I can help. These are the books I have listened to and enjoyed in the past year (or so) compiled into one helpful little flowchart. It’s also a pretty good summary of my audiobook life.
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Steven Weber to Narrate Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy with Peter Telep on Brilliance Audio

Brilliance Audio, Inc. has announced that Steven Weber will be the voice behind the latest Tom Clancy novel, Against All Enemies, which publishes simultaneously with the Putnam hardcover on June 14, 2011.
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Author Toby Frost and narrator Clive Catterall discuss Space Captain Smith. | The Iambik Audiobooks Blog

Author Toby Frost and narrator Clive Catterall discuss Space Captain Smith. | The Iambik Audiobooks Blog | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
A confession: Iambik’s description of Toby Frost’s Space Captain Smith sounds frightfully similar to descriptions of jobs I’ve had. And I’d be willing to bet that I’m not the only one “destined to take on the alien threat because nobody else is available. Together with his bold crew- a skull-collecting alien lunatic, an android pilot who is actually a fugitive sex toy and a hamster called Gerald- he must collect new-age herbalist Rhianna Mitchell from the New Francisco orbiter and bring her back to the Empire in safety.”
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Self-Direction for Audiobooks - Paul Ruben's Take

Self-Direction for Audiobooks - Paul Ruben's Take | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Since working alone is the trend, how can a narrator – particularly when a book they’re prepping offers them vexing performance questions – compensate for either no-director-and-an-engineer or home (studio) alone?
The short answer might be: Hire the text! And given the diminishing herd of directors, the text may eventually be the only place to turn when there’s a performance-related concern.
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Audiobook Week ~ Day 2 ~ Do You Like Sound Effects? : literatehousewife.com

Audiobook Week ~ Day 2 ~ Do You Like Sound Effects? : literatehousewife.com | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
The first thing that came to mind when I read about this topic for today was the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess. I decided to run with that. In homage* to Dr. Suess and with a twist, here is my opinion about sound effects in audiobooks...
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Teacher quickly learns how to snare audiobook grants for students - Post-Tribune

Teacher quickly learns how to snare audiobook grants for students - Post-Tribune | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Cutting-edge educational tools are often out of reach for teachers in many of the region’s cash-strapped school corporations. Language arts teacher Mallori Lucas, who teaches seventh grade at Union Township Middle School in Porter County, learned just that when she inquired about obtaining audio books for one of her challenged reading classes earlier in the school year.

“When I approached the school I was told they are very expensive … They just couldn’t afford it,” Lucas said.
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SkillSoft Announces New Audio Business Books from Franklin Covey and McGraw-Hill Professional

SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning : and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced it is now offering audio books through its Books24x7® BusinessPro : ™ collection of on-demand business titles.
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Library offerings to go digital - Details of Overdrive audiobook/ebook deal

Library offerings to go digital - Details of Overdrive audiobook/ebook deal | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Westmoreland Library Network has started an audio book and electronic-book lending program. The library network has signed an 18-month contract with Overdrive. The subscription service for e-books and audio books costs $12,000 annually and does not include content, said Sticha, who will act as the system administrator for the library network. About $50,000 has been allocated this year to buy titles, she said.

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Good Neighbor Gift: Audio Books

Good Neighbor Gift: Audio Books | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
One local middle school teacher says she's figured out a way to make reading fun for students while also improving their vocabulary and comprehension skills.
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