Essential Listening: Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches and sermons

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a collectable and essential program for listeners

by Martin Luther King, Jr., Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, Peter Holloran [Eds.],
read by Martin Luther King, Jr., Keith David, Jay Gregory, et al.
Hachette Audio
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 

Many of us listen to digital audiobooks for our on-the-go lives, but this CD set should be on every listener’s shelf.Originally released as A CALL TO CONSCIENCE and A KNOCK AT MIDNIGHT, the speeches and recordings are introduced by ministers, activists, and world leaders, providing historical context and balance to the live sound recordings of Dr. King. The box set is more than the disks with photos, quotes and liner notes. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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Self Sunday: How to Be a Great Boss

Opportunities for listeners to stop and think about their goals, motivations, and approaches to leading.

Narrator Peter Berkrot‘s positive tone suits Gino Wickman and Rene Boer’s audio guide HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS that can help listeners with their outlook for a new year.  AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear Peter’s comments.

“Ideas to give employees the power to render themselves happy or unhappy.”—Narrator Peter Berkrot


Gino Wickman, Rene Boer, read by Peter Berkrot
Tantor Media

With ideas as well practical tips and tools for how to engage your team and develop productive relationships at work, HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS will be a useful listening exercise for SELF SUNDAY, or any day. Peter keeps it real and positive.  Read AudioFile’s full review HERE.
More audiobooks narrated by Peter? Check them out here.

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Editors’ Pick: The Crystal Cave

Mary Stewart’s classic story of Merlin and Arthur-first time as an audiobook

Tales of Camelot of King Arthur and Merlin are perennial favorites for readers and listeners of all ages. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Derek Perkins to hear what his special connection is to his recording of Mary Stewart’s classic THE CRYSTAL CAVE

“Maybe some of Merlin’s magic rubbed off.”—Narrator Derek Perkins


Mary Stewart, read by Derek Perkins
Blackstone Audio
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Hard to believe this classic of Arthurian literature had never have been recorded before, but now we can entertained by the combination of Mary Stewart’s storytelling and Derek’s keen ability to spin the tale for audiobook listeners.  Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review.

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