Currently, Joyce is the Audio Editor over at Booklist. But before that, we co-taught a RA class for over 7 years together. Since we had a day when we discussed audiobooks included in the syllabus, I was forced to start listening to audiobooks on a more regular basis [so I could know what I was talking about]. I had Joyce help me pick out those first few titles, and now, I have become quite adept at helping myself and others with this format.
You can click here to see my many posts on helping readers to find the right audio book for them.
And now it is June, which in case you didn’t know is audiobook month. As I am sure you can guess, Joyce and her employer have a lot of great information to share with all of us. I cannot think of a better person to explain the joy of audiobooks to you, so I have compiled a few links for you today:
- This month’s At Leisure column by Joyce is entitled “Listening for the Appeal of Audiobooks.” Read it. I promise it will help you to help readers.
- The He Reads and She Reads columns this month have been retitled, He Listens and She Listens. So click here to see David Wright’s favorite female narrators and here to see Kaite Mediatore Stover’s favorite male narrators.
- There is also the annual Voice of Choice honor given out by Booklist. This year it is narrator Kirby Hayborne.
- Finally, click here for all of the Audiobook Month coverage from Booklist compiled in The Booklist Reader.