Welcome to Redwood Audiobooks
McGraw-Hill Audio: Co-published with AMI, McGraw-Hill
Audio represents the very best of McGraw-Hill consumer books.
Business, Investing, Self-Help, Health, Leadership, Sports. Wholesale
discounts are available. Call 707.937.1225 for more information.
HealthText Audio: Co-published with STI Certified Products, Inc, this audiobook
series offers CD editions of quality health books on Diabetes, Asthma,
Menopause, Pain, Hypertension, Nutrition and other health subjects
by leading authorities. Several of the titles are sponsored by Harvard
University Medical School. www.healthtextaudio.com
Field & Stream™ Audiobooks: Co-published with AMI, Field & Stream™ Audiobooks features classic and contemporary titles on fishing
and hunting. Authors include Tom McGuane, Ian Frazier, Lefty Kreh,
and others. Wholesale discounts are available. Call 707.937.1225 for
more information. www.hunting-fishing.com
University Press Essays: Recent essays from The MIT Press on business, the environment,
and other subjects. www.audible.com
Listen to Genius!: Free audio downloads of classic short stories, poetry,
science, philosophy, history, more. Narrated by award-winning narrators. www.listentogenius.com
Wiley Audio: Now
under the name Penton Audio. Co-published with Penton Overseas, Inc.
Audiobooks on Business, Investing, Self-Help, Health, Leadership. www.pentonoverseas.com
Audio Scholar Audiobooks: Award-winning audiobook series of classic works by Albert
Einstein, Charles Darwin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, Sigmund
Freud, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe and other great minds. Out of
University Press Audiobooks: Award-winning
series of audiobooks by Jared Diamond, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould,
Stephen Hawking, Steven Pinker, E. O. Wilson, Daniel Dennett, Umberto
Eco, and other scientists and philosophers.
Publishers Weekly Awards
Best Audiobook Series (Listen
to Genius!) • Best Continuing Audiobook Series (University Press Audiobooks)
• Academic Matters Award (University Press Audiobooks) • Science & Technology
Award (Chelsea House Health Series) • Ambitious Literary Project Award
(University Press Audiobooks)
Since 1989, Redwood Audiobooks
has led the nonfiction audiobook industry with high quality, competitively
priced production services.
PO Box 1456 - 10375 Nichols Lane - Mendocino, CA 95460
on Redwood Audiobooks:
Lawrence Bauman wanted to surround
himself with the most intelligent thinkers on earth, but he settled
for getting their wisdom on audio. Bauman and his wife, Margy, are
the co-founders of Redwood Audiobooks and Audio Scholar, and they can
count among their “clients” Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin,
and Friedrich Nietzsche.
In 1989, the Baumans took out
a second mortgage on their Mendocino home to record the public domain
works of famous authors for a series they called Listen to Genius!
They did it because no one else was doing it, says Bauman, and he figured
the company would become famous by association: “How could I
lose? Every public library would buy our products, for how could they
not buy Darwin, Einstein, and Freud?
It worked. They started to
get the literary equivalent of street cred. In the early 1990’s,
they released a series of audiobooks called Black Americans of Achievement,
with works on Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Malcolm
X. By 1995, Redwood had picked up awards for Listen to Genius! and
two other awards from Publishers Weekly.
Want more modern geniuses?
Starting in 1995, for the University Press series, the Baumans released
works by Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Sagan, Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker,
Richard Feynman, and Stephen Hawking. “The University Press series
won the Best Continuing Series Award from Publishers Weekly,” says
Bauman. “Jared Diamond’s Gun, Germs, and Steel, narrated
by Grover Gardner, became our bestseller.”
This niche company has since
co-published audiobooks with numerous publishers including Wiley Audio
and Penton Overseas, McGraw-Hill, American Media International, and
Time Warner. Perhaps their most unusual series is Field & Stream
Audiobooks, featuring classic and contemporary fishing and outdoor
The Baumans carefully choose
their narrators, provide top-notch studio equipment, use excellent
source material, and then let nature take its course.