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June 2017

June is Audiobook Month

What's new with audiobooks

In June we celebrate Audiobook Month

You can borrow audiobooks on CD, as a playaway or as a digital download. Playaway "is the name of a solid-state prerecorded audio player introduced in 2005 by Findaway World, LLC, based in Solon, Ohio. About the size of a deck of playing cards and weighing 2 ounces, it can store up to 80 hours of audio. As of March 2010, the audiobooks are all produced in high definition audio".
New Audiobooks in the Library
Hamden Library playaway audiobook collection. We have various services from which you can obtain downloadable audiobooks
Audiobook Award Winners (Audies) 2017 [includes listening samples]
The Award for "Audiobook of the Year"
went to Hamilton: the revolution. By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter. Read by Mariska Hargitay, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter [Intro]. Contemporary Culture. 6 hrs. Unabridged. 
Check out this article: Publishers See More Good Times Ahead for AudiobooksBy Shannon Maughan. Publisher's Weekly, Jan 13, 2017