Listen Up: 25-Hour Audiobook Marathon

 The Audiobook community is putting together a great event and fundraiser that’s sure to be a blast. If you’re in the Los Angeles area you’ll want to check out some of the 25-Hour Audiobook Marathon in person for a once in a lifetime opportunity. But listeners all over the US are welcome to participate by bidding on some fabulous one of a kind auction items!

25 hour audiobook marathon

Here’s the lowdown:


The First Ever Audiobook Marathon LIVE: An ALS Charity Event. Hear and see dozens of your favorite narrators perform live!

Official site:


Saturday, November 9 6:30 PM – Sunday, November 10  7:30 PM


The Victory Theatre in Burbank, CA


• General Admission: $15, Children’s Hour (6:30-7:30pm) $10.

NOTE: after initial hour all tickets apply to 90-minute performance blocks

Audible Inc. has donated one free download with the purchase of every ticket (attendance required)

Buy tickets here:

*And here’s the schedule as it stands now:

Tara Sands narrator
Tara Sands

6:30pm-7:30pm $10
Genre: Children’s Stories. All ages welcome, especially great for ages 8-12.
Featuring: Marion Ross, Jesse Bernstein, Tara Sands, Ramon de Ocampo, Cassandra Morris

8pm-9:30pm $15
Genre: Humor
Featuring: Allyson Ryan, Lincoln Hoppe, Marc Cashman, Arthur Morey, Dan Woren, John H. Mayer, Kaleo Griffith

10pm-11:30am $15
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Featuring: Hillary Huber, Simon Vance, Kirby Heyborne, Julia Whelan, Rob Dean

Macleod Andrews
Macleod Andrews

Nov 10th

12am-1:30am $15
Genre: Sci Fi
Featuring: Scott Brick, MacLeod Andrews, Mike Chamberlain, Richard Brewer more TBA

Devon Sorvari
Devon Sorvari

2am-3:30am $15
Genre: Erotica
Featuring: Becca Batoe, Devon Sorvari, Steven Brand, Sofia Willingham, Rachel Butera

4am-5:30am $15
Genre: UNDEAD hour! Zombies/Vampires, etc!
Featuring: MacLeod Andrews, Danny Campbell, Christian Rummel, Vikas Adam, Renee Raudman

6am-7:30am $15
Featuring: Scott Brick, Tom Kelly, Deanna Hurst, more TBA

8am-9:30am $15
Genre: Deyan Favorites!
Featuring: Emily Eiden, more TBA

Cassandra Campbell
Cassandra Campbell

10am-11:30am $15
Genre: Non-Fiction
Featuring: Kathe Mazur, Cassandra Campbell, Coleen Marlo, John Lee, Allyson Ryan

12pm-1:30pm $15
Genre: Romance
Featuring: Bernadette Sullivan, Justine Eyre, Daniel Di Tomasso, Donna Rawlins , Jack Garrett

2pm-3:30pm $15
Genre: Classics
Featuring: Stefan Rudnicki, Vanessa Hart, Peter Altschuler,
Lorna Raver, Jayne Entwhistle

4pm-5:30pm $15
Genre: Multi-Cast reading
Featuring: tons of Narrators TBA

6pm-7:30pm $15
Genre: Humor
Featuring: Jim Meskimen, David Javerbaum (The Tweet Of God), Hillary Huber, more TBA

*Narrator updates made daily and subject to change.

As a big audiobook listener, I’m drooling over some of these items up for bid. The online auction is open now, even if you’re not able to attend in person – so go bid now!

I’ve got my eye on these, but there is lots of cool stuff to bid on:Random House Audio

2014 Audie AwardA tour of Random House studios and lunch with the narrators (Want!)

1 ticket to the Audies gala

Chaos Walking trilogy signed by the narrators

John Green audiobook collection

All 32 In Death books by JD Robb & a letter from narrator Susan Ericksen

Maggie Stiefvater signed audiobooks

Personalized recording from narrator Simon Vance

Bob and Debra Deyan
Bob and Debra Deyan

More auction items added daily so keep checking.

This event is a fundraiser in support of the ALS Association and audiobook producer Bob Deyan, who’s currently battling ALS. ( Hope you will support this great cause even if you can’t attend in person.

I’ll be at the event since it takes place in my hometown, probably from the Children’s – Mystery hours. I don’t think I can stay up late enough to catch the Zombie or Erotica hours though! Let me know if you’ll be there so I can say hi.

The Audiobook Marathon Planning Committee:
Mostly comprised of narrators, the committee behind the event includes Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell,  Deanna Hurst-Levin, Steve Sidawi, MacLeod Andrews, Hillary Wilson, Kimberly Farr, Kathe Mazur, Coleen Marlo, Vikas Adam, Michael Goldstrom, Allyson Ryan, and Jessica Kaye.

For more information, photos, or to schedule an interview please contact Lynn Tejada at or MacLeod Andrews at


3 thoughts on “Listen Up: 25-Hour Audiobook Marathon

  1. kewhite says:

    Great post – thanks for helping to spread the word!

  2. fishgirl182 says:

    This is like literally in our backyard. I am not sure what I have planned that day yet but if I am free, I might stop by. I’ll let you know if I do so we can meet in person. 🙂

  3. Coleen Marlo says:

    Thank you so much for spreading the word about our event! We are very excited
    about it, and looking forward to meeting many of listeners, and of course, the bloggers!!
    If you’re around at non-fiction time, please stop by and say hello!!

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