CLEVELAND, OH - March 21, 2005) - This week OverDrive announced the addition of hundreds of award-winning audio books to its collection of download titles offered through the websites of public libraries. New content includes the Sound Room Publishers, Inc. version of the King James Bible, which was named "Audio Best of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. Narrated by Shakespearean actor George Vafiadis, this highly-acclaimed recording of the Bible has been praised as a remarkable performance that brings the rich language of the King James translation to life.
Recent audio publisher additions include McGraw-Hill, offering the popular "On the Move" series for language learning; Naxos of America, Inc., featuring the world's greatest literature enhanced with classical music; and Sounds True's collection of health and spiritual titles. These publishers join the company's already impressive portfolio of publishers such as Brilliance Audio, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc., Books In Motion, Penton Overseas, Inc., and dozens more.
OverDrive's audio book collection spans a wide variety of genres and subject categories in addition to including many award-winning titles and best-selling authors. Patrons of hundreds of participating public libraries have 24/7 access to the spoken word works of Catherine Coulter, Sara Peretsky, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, and Tom Clancy, among others. The collection includes:
- Books In Motion's "Left Behind" series, which "best captures the mood of new Christians tested in their faith," according to the Library Journal.
- Award winners The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, The Enemy by Lee Child, Let Me Go by Helga Schneider, All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki, The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan, and Use What You've Got & Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom by Barbara Corcoran.
- Supplemental children's audio learning materials from Twin Sisters Productions, boasting over 150 awards for excellence including The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
With a simple visit to their library website, patrons can enjoy these exceptional titles, any time--day or night--by downloading directly to their PC, burning to standard CD, or transferring to a portable device. For a list of libraries offering download audio books from OverDrive, please visit http://www.dlrinc.com.