Audie Award Winners of 2008

Audie Award Winners of 2008

2008 Audie Award Winners

The Audie Awards took place on May 30th in Los Angeles. For those of you who've not heard of the Audies, they are basically the Oscars for audio books.

Here are some highlights of the winners which we offer through LearnOutLoud.com:

Audiobook of the Year
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (Only available on Audible.com)
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Author: Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline, Joseph Finder, David Hewson, James Grady, S. J. Rozan, Erica Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap, Jim Fusilli, Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezzullo and P. J. Parrish
Narrator: Alfred Molina

Treasure Island
Publisher: Listening Library
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Narrator: Alfred Molina

Personal Development/Motivational
Fit to Live
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Author: Pamela Peeke
Narrator: Pamela Peeke

Einstein: His Life and Universe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Author: Walter Isaacson
Narrator: Edward Herrmann

Business Information/Educational
Words That Work
Publisher: Hyperion Audiobooks
Author: Frank Luntz
Narrator: L.J. Ganser & Frank Luntz

I Am America (and So Can You!)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Author: Stephen Colbert
Narrator: Stephen Colbert

Inspired By...the Bible Experience: Old Testament
Publisher: Zondervan
Narrator: Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and more

Narration by the Author or Authors
Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Author: Garrison Keillor
Narrator: Garrison Keillor

Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Author: Alex Haley
Narrator: Avery Brooks

Check out these award-winning audio books on LearnOutLoud.com!

List of Top Free Titles from FORA.tv

In our last E-Magazine we featured 500 Free Titles from FORA.tv, which we recently added to our site. In this issue we wanted to further promote this wealth of free offerings by displaying some of the highlights from FORA.tv's providers. You can also check out these highlights on our most recent blog:

500 Free Titles From FORA.tv

We've divided the FORA.tv titles up according to their providers. Here are the top providers you can browse with some highlights of the titles they offer:

Asia Society:

Henry Kissinger

Joseph Stiglitz: The Economics of Information

President's Forum with Thich Nhat Hanh

Aspen Institute:

The Clash Between Faith and Reason by Sam Harris

A Conversation with Lance Armstrong

A Conversation with Richard Branson

Karl Rove in Conversation with Walter Isaacson

Book Passage:

Death Experiences: Stan Grof and Scott Eberle

John Gray: Why Mars and Venus Collide

Joyce Carol Oates: The Gravedigger's Daughter

Madeleine Albright: The Mighty and The Almighty

Books Inc.:

The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong

Calvin Trillin

Made to Stick by Chip Heath

A Portrait of Harper Lee

Brookings Institution:

Immigration Reform: Prospects and Possibilities

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons?

Cato Institute:

Andrew Sullivan: The Conservative Soul

The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End

John McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

Chatham House:

Ban Ki-moon: Why the UN Matters Today

Chautauqua Institution:

Boosting the Brain's Power Into Old Age by Dharma Singh Khalsa

Music: Heart, Soul and Dollar - Robert Greenberg

Nutrition and Physical Activity for a Lifetime by Christina Economos

City Arts & Lectures:

Chris Elliott in Conversation with Dave Eggers

Eric Schlosser, Author of Fast Food Nation

Jared and Susan Diamond in Conversation

Cody's Books:

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood

Ralph Nader: The Good Fight

Shelby Steele on Why Barack Obama Cannot Win

Commonwealth Club of California:

Alan Alda Reflects on Career, Life and Family

Frank McCourt: Angela and the Baby Jesus

Jimmy Wales and Andrew Keen Debate Web 2.0

PJ O'Rourke: The Wealth of Nations

YouTube Co-founders Chad Hurley and Steven Chen

Council on Foreign Relations:

A Conversation with Benazir Bhutto

Hillary Rodham Clinton at Council on Foreign Relations


The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Gay Marriage Debate with David Blankenhorn & Evan Wolfson

The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson

Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival

President George W. Bush at the NAACP

Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion

Tom Wolfe: What's Southern Today?

Heritage Foundation:

The President, The Pope and The Prime Minister by John O'Sullivan

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: U.S. Policy in Northeast Asia

Hoover Institution:

Harvey Mansfield: Anger and Self-Importance

Norman Podhoretz: World War IV

Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Institute of Ideas:

Battle of Ideas: Debating Darwin

Debating Matters: Human Genetic Engineering


$100 Laptop - NetSquared 2006

Sen. Barbara Boxer

Long Now Foundation:

Bruce Sterling on The Singularity

Francis Fukuyama: The End Of History Revisited

Will Wright and Brian Eno

New School:

An Evening with John Pilger and Amy Goodman

Film Historian David Thomson on Hollywood

The Oxonian Society:

Deepak Chopra at the Oxonian Society

Malcolm Gladwell at the Oxonian Society

The Oxonian Society Honors Michael Palin

The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston

Politics and Prose:

Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far)

Tom Brokaw: Boom! Voices of the Sixties

Transatlantic Institute:

Hamas and the National Unity Government

World Affairs Council:

A Conversation with Ted Turner

George Lucas

Histories of Burma by Thant Myint-U

Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem

Journeys of a Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes

And about 120 titles from their other providers we've consolidated under the publisher FORA.tv:


The 20th Century on Trial: Norman Mailer

Al Gore: The Global Environmental Crisis

Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens Debate

Bill Clinton: A Call to Action

Dan Gediman: This I Believe

Free to Choose by Milton Friedman

Fritjof Capra: The Science of Leonardo

Garrison Keillor on Life, Cheerfulness and Aging

Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Malcolm X: Address to the Ford Hall Forum

Mind Set! Reset Your Thinking and See the Future by John Naisbitt

Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia

Salman Rushdie

Vietnam and the Rise of the New Left by Michael Medved

Enjoy the offerings from this brilliant ideas network for discourse and debate.

New Audio Book: The Madman by Kahlil Gibran

Our new audio book for the month of June is the The Madman by Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran, who also authored one of the bestselling books of the 20th century: The Prophet.

Download The Madman by Kahlil Gibran

Published in 1918, this work introduced Americans to the thought-provoking poems and parables of Kahlil Gibran. The audio book is unabridged and, while only 45 minutes in length, it probably demands a second listen in order to better comprehend this clever, enigmatic work.

It is available on MP3 download. This audio book can be downloaded exclusively through LearnOutLoud.com.

Download The Madman by Kahlil Gibran Today!

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LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to be offering 40 audio downloads from PhilosophersNotes.com. This website features titles that cover the Big Ideas of the best self-development books in less than half an hour of reading/listening a week.

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