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Random Acts of Listening: The Boston Book Festival

October 12, 2011

 Today, we’re happy to welcome back our friends at Listening Library to share some information on a fun book festival going on this weekend. If any of you readers live near Boston, you won’t want to miss this event, and please share details with anyone you may know nearby!

Do you ever have those days when you need a hug? Can you wait until the weekend? Well, drop by the Boston Book Festival on October 15 to get a hug from Dr. Seuss’, the Cat in the Hat.

Seuss fans young and old can bring their cameras and get a picture taken with the famous cat in the Random House Audio tent at Copley Square. Fans of Kelsey Grammer’s reading of The Cat in the Hat can experience the beloved Seuss character come alive!

Festival attendees can also play our “Guess the Voices” game to see if they can recognize the celebrity reader. From Neil Patrick Harris to Anne Hathaway, Listening Library enlists many of the most recognizable names in film and television to read its audiobooks. Winners can test their own voice-over skills with their own mini microphone recorder keychain, courtesy of Random House Audio!

In the mood for something spooky? “Lend Your Voice” to Boston’s own community-sourced audiobook reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart. Other giveaways include CD samplers, earphones, and more! Attendees can also download the audiobook short story of the Boston Book Festival’s One City One Story pick, available on their website through October 31.

Early birds should also stop by the Trinity Church at 11AM to play Kenneth C. Davis’ Don’t Know Much About® History Quiz. Winners will receive a gift certificate to Boston’s own Brookline Booksmith as well as Davis’ Don’t Know Much About® History Twentieth Anniversary Edition audiobook.

 What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss story?

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  1. October 12, 2011 11:10 am

    This does indeed sound like a great event, and I have a couple of friends in Boston who need to know about this! Off to point them towards this post!

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