Recording books in the Audio Book StudioThe Audio Book Studio uses state of the art technology to digitally record books to supplement the National Library Service's collection. These recordings are listed in the National Library Service's catalog and in the Andrew Heiskell Library's PAWS catalog.
Volunteers — many of whom are professionals from the theater, academia, and the business world — record, monitor, and proofread the books. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the library at 212-206-5400. People interested in recording talking books will be asked to audition.
Books Recently Recorded in Our Studio:
On The Town by Marshall Berman. Narrated by Pete Larkin. RC 5643.
City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s by Edmund White. Narrated by David Beck. RC 5642.
Azorno by Inger Christensen. Narrated by Rhoda Russell. RC 5640.
Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life by Dominic Dromgoole. Narrated by A.J. Stetson. RC 5639.
The Food Wars by Walden Bello. Narrated by Pete Larkin. RC 5638.
The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness by Mark Rowlands. Narrated by A.J. Stetson. RC 5637.
The Devils of Bakersfield by John Shannon. Narrated by Joe Avellar. RC 5636.
The Naked Eye by Yoko Tawada. Narrated by Laura Esterman. RC 5635.
From A to X by John Berger. Narrated by Sandra Kazan. RC 5634.
The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post by Marily Nissenson. Narrated by Joan Lunoe. RC 5633.
Titles recorded in the Audio Book Studio of the Andrew Heiskell Braillle and Talking Book Library are available for free loan to registered patrons of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and for loan through the NLS's Interlibrary Loan Program to registered borrowers in the United States.
If you live outside the New York City area, you may request any of these titles by contacting your local National Library Service network library. To locate the network library that serves your geographic area, call (800) 424-8567 or check the National Library Service's Find a Library web page.