Der Audio Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Der Audio Verlag (DAV) was founded in 1999 and has by now published over 2.500 audio books for children, teenagers and adults. DAV’s shareholder is the publishing group Penguin Random House GmbH.

DAV produces high quality audio books and timeless stories for children and teenagers that fascinate adults as well. This includes not only the careful selection of projects but also collaborations with popular audio book narrators, distinguished directors, excellent recording studios and broadcasting stations.

Whether straight reading or radio play – DAV’s audio books receive awards like Der Deutsche Hörbuchpreis, Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Hörkulino or the quality seal AUDITORIX on a regular basis. Moreover, they can often be found on the Hörbuchbestenliste by the radio station Hessischer Rundfunk.


DAV’s audio books combine fun and fantasy with a high literary standard. The versatile program includes beloved classics of world literature and contemporary audio books for children and young adults.

Every day is a party for ›Die Geburtstagsbande‹! In their first adventure »Auf die Plätze, fertig, feiern!« Lu, Pelle and Rio decide that, from now on, they will go to every birthday party they find out about. Even without an invitation, but always with a present!

In the new series ›Mimi Zuckerperle‹ the school for witches is looking for magical support in their enchanted bakery. That seems like the perfect place for Mimi! But the scary witch Furunkel also wants the job, so both will have to hold trial baking lessons.

After an exciting day children from 4 years up will find balance and calm with audio books such as »Komm zur Ruhe, lieber Schatz!«, Träum schön, mein lieber Schatz!« and »Fantasiereisen für Kinder«.

While »Märchenland für alle« is a colourful plea for more diversity and equality, »Das Mädchen, das mit Bäumen sprach« is a magical declaration of love to trees and nature itself – two extraordinary audio books for smart kids from 6 years up.

Well-known British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes his listeners on a journey to vanished worlds with the ›Weltgeschichten(n)‹- series – stories so exciting you won't believe they are true, for listeners from 10 years up.

›Stealing Infinity‹ by international bestselling author Alyson Noël and ›Skyborn‹ by Jessica Khoury are both captivating new series which are perfect for fans of fast-paced adventures. While the new YA thriller »Und du wirst lächelnd sterben« by popular German author Monika Feth provides gripping entertainment with a twist you won’t see coming.

While the magical trilogy ›Die Chroniken von Mistle End‹ is a treat for fans of fantastic audio plays, popular series like ›Rick Nautilus‹, ›Die Haferhorde, ›Geisterschule Blauzahn‹, ›Fledermaus Wegda‹, ›Löre & Luc‹ and ›Grimm und Möhrchen‹ offer a wide range of entertainment for everyone!

In addition to the popular children’s music project »ROTZ 'N' ROLL RADIO« by Kai Lüftner, the program of DAV contains elaborately produced radio plays like »Das Gespenst von Canterville«, »20.000 Meilen unter dem Meer« by Jules Verne as well as »Die Chroniken von Narnia«, which provide high-class entertainment.


Famous German actors, comedians and audio book narrators like Jodie Ahlborn, Boris Aljinovc, Rufus Beck, Iris Berben, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Stefan Kaminski, Christoph Maria Herbst, Sascha Icks, David Nathan, Rainer Strecker lend their voices to DAV productions.

Current awards

  • AUDITORIX 2020 – Lorenz Pauli: Rigo und Rosa – 28 Geschichten aus dem Zoo und dem Leben
  • AUDITORIX 2020 – Anne Becker: Die beste Bahn meines Lebens
  • AUDITORIX 2020 – Stefanie Höfler: Helsin Apelsin und der Spinner
  • HörKulino 2020 – Erik Ole Lindström: Die abenteuerliche Reise des Mats Holmberg

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Der Audio Verlag GmbH

Hardenbergstraße 9a
10623 Berlin


Phone +49 (0)30 31 99 82 8-0

Contact Person

Managing Director
Amadeus Gerlach (-12)

Editorial Director
Kristin Avemark (-30)

Mareike Arlts (-31)
Britta Lang (-32)

Bernd Bauerochse (-55)

Public Relations
Maureen Wurm (-60)

Rights and Licenses
Gertraud Götz (-18)
Katrin Keßler (-19)