SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

March 21, 2005 07:30 ET

Award-Winning Bible Now Available as Library Download Audiobook

OverDrive Audio Book Catalog Expands With Thousands of New Titles

CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2005 -- This week OverDrive announced the availability of hundreds of additional award-winning audio books to its collection of download titles through the websites of public libraries -- including Sound Room Publishers, Inc.'s complete version of the King James Bible which was awarded "Audio Best of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. Narrated by Shakespearean actor George Vifiadis, 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 Audio, offering the popular "On the Move" series for language learning, Naxos of America featuring the world's greatest literature enhanced with classical music, children's audio publishers Full Cast Audio and Live Oak Media, and Sounds True's collection of health and spiritual titles. These publishers join the company's already impressive portfolio of Brilliance Audio, Blackstone Audiobooks, Books in Motion, Penton Overseas 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 now have 24/7 access to the spoken-word works of Catherine Coulter, Sara Peretsky, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, and Tom Clancy. Some of the award-winning collection includes:

- Books In Motion's "Left Behind" series received high accolades from Library Journal, which according to their review, "best captures the mood of new Christians tested in their faith."

- Live Oak's three Grammy Award-winning titles including "Mama Don't Allow," "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and "The Train They Call the City of New Orleans."

- Award-winners "The Jane Austen Book Club" by Karen Joy Fowler, "The Enemy" by Lee Childand, "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 winning over 150 awards for excellence including the National Parenting Seal of Approval.

With a simple visit to their library website patrons can enjoy these exceptional titles, anytime 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/.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Brian Wright
    Public Relations Manager
    OverDrive, Inc.
    (216) 573-6886 ext. 207
    bwright@overdrive.com