This month publishers and book supporters shines a spotlight on LGBT+ and on Audiobooks. My ears are tuned into audiobooks five days a week. If I could, I’d have more than one set of ears and oodles of hours in a day so that I could share a broader selection of reviews. As a result, whenever I pick up a book that sounds interesting, I automatically wonder: Is there an audiobook version of this?
Thankfully, you can acquire LGBT+ audiobooks through online sellers such as Audible/Amazon, Scribd, Barnes & Noble, and Audiobooks.com, etc. Depending on your local public library, you can borrow audiobooks through Overdrive, Hoopla, and One Click Digital, as well as on CD. You can also find a selection via your local public library (CD and digital editions). I hope that not only will production increase so that more titles will be available in audio formats, but that they will be more widely available at libraries.
Feel free to share LGBT+ audiobooks you’ve read and enjoyed, in the comment section below!
You can read more about this month’s celebration of auditory pleasures via the links below. I’ll add to the lists as I find more sources (:
General Postings celebrating Audiobook Month 2016
LGBT+ (Publishers who produce LGBT+ audiobooks) – It’s not a complete listing, by any means. If you know of any audiobook production companies that release LGBT+ titles that are missing from this list, let me know in the comment section. Thank you!
- Dog Ear Audio
- Macmillan Audio
- Brilliance Audio
- Recorded Books
- HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
- Open Book Audio
- Bella Books
- Bold Strokes Books
Postings about LGBT+ audiobooks (Please let me know in the comments if you’ve read any postings on this topic)
- Read Proud, Listen Proud
- The Queer Ear (Lambda only posted one article, but I’m hoping they’ll revive this as a regular column. I’d be happy to step in!)
- Beacon Broadside
- The Lesbian Romantic Podcast
***Did you know Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ?!!! I used Amazon as a link so that you can listen to a sample.***