Hear “The Time Traveler’s Wife: Unabridged Edition” audiobook on ALA Island in Second Life®

Contact: Valerie Hawkins

ALA Library

800-545-2433 ext. 2154


For Immediate Release

August 4, 2009

CHICAGO – ALA Island, the Second Life® (SL) virtual world presence of the American Library Association (ALA), has been granted permission by the HighBridge Company to make a six-minute excerpt from “The Time Traveler’s Wife: Unabridged Edition” audiobook available to its avatar visitors.

SL residents can teleport to Story Hour Garden on ALA Island (25, 101, 21) at <
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA Island/25/101/21> to hear the excerpt from this audio version of Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 bestselling novel, a 2004 Alex Award winner, whose eponymous film version starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams opens in the USA, the UK and Canada, on Aug. 14, 2009.

Rachel McAdams holds the novel in one of ALA’s newest celebrity READ posters, now available from the ALA Online Store.

Winner of a 2006 AudioFile Earphones Award, "The Time Traveler’s Wife: Unabridged Edition" is read by William Hope, whose previous audiobook work includes Henry David Thoreau’s "Walden," and by Laurel Lefkow, whose previous audiobook work includes Lauren Weisberger’s "The Devil Wears Prada."

To make sure the excerpt can be heard properly, Second Life® avatars should click their Viewer’s Edit menu and select Preferences, and then click the Audio & Video tab to see that the box next to Play Streaming Media When Available is checked in. On the bottom right of the Viewer is the in-world media player; click the arrow beside the illuminated audio icon to begin playing the audio stream.

ALA Island was recently featured in the Library Showcase of ALA’s I Love Libraries, at
ALA Island: A Community Information Center for Second Life from the American Library Association and
Story Hour Garden on ALA Island is an extensive fantasy garden area created by Second Life® avatar Jedda Zenovka and named by Second Life® avatar contest winner Bookie Balogh.

HighBridge Company is an audio publisher of unabridged audiobooks (CD and digital download), including public radio favorites Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," "Car Talk" and "Fresh Air with Terry Gross."

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