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May 26, 2011
'Hearing Voices' program will be all about audiobooks

Save June 5 for the kickoff of "Hearing Voices," a summerlong series that will explore "authors, characters and narrators in audiobooks."

The Sacramento Public Library, in partnership with the California Center for the Book, is presenting the program, sponsored by the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library.

The first of five events will feature Simon Vance, narrator of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" audiobook. He will discuss the elements of creating high-quality audiobooks. Also at that event, attendees will receive "Hearing Voices" series materials. The remaining sessions will be June 26, July 17, Aug. 8 and Aug. 28.

The June 5 meeting will be 2 to 4 p.m. at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. For details on "Hearing Voices," visit www.saclibrary.org/events or phone (916) 264-2920.

Meanwhile, the winners of the Audio Publishers Association's 2011 Audies awards have been announced. The audiobook of the year (at 22 hours) is "Life," the autobiography by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. It's read by Richards, actor Johnny Depp and singer Joe Hurley. For a complete list of winners, go to www.theaudies.com.

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