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.

In »Das Vampirtier« by author Lotte Schweizer, read by famous actress Katharina Thalbach, the little stray dog Brutus moves in with Emma’s family. They quickly realize that he is not like other dogs. Not only is he nocturnal, he also does not listen one bit and all the tomatoes suddenly have strange bitemarks.

In » Am Leuchtturm gibt es Erdbeereis« Papa and Mika are hoping for summer, sun and ice cream. But as soon as it has arrived, the ice cream van is gone again. What follows is a funny and fast paced holiday story which follows Mika in his pursuit of the ice cream van.

When Edith is sent to spend the summer with her eccentric uncle, she has no idea what is in store. But soon enough she discovers that he is protecting some of the Earth's most unusual animals – creatures that most believe only exist in folklore. Narrator Simon Jäger presents the exiting adventures of Luke Gamble’s »Die Gesellschaft der geheimen Tiere«.

Sitting still and following her teacher’s orders – that is not what first grader Kiki would call fun. »Kiki legt los!« by Franziska Gehm is a highly humorous story about starting school and making new friends and also includes some pretty exciting adventures.

After an exciting day, children from 4 years up can relax with the stories of »Die zauberhaften Drei«, cheerfully read by narrator Philip Schepmann, which center around small everyday adventures like little quarrels and making up again and how to have fun while tidying.

»Sword Catcher« by bestselling author Cassandra Clare is a captivating new series which is perfect for fantasy enthusiasts. And fans of fantastic stories can right dive into the amazing world of Silke Schelhammer's »Askendor – Spiel mit der Wirklichkeit« as well as into the magical but also dark world of Avalon with Alexandra Bracken’s »Silver In the Bone«.

While the magical »Die Chroniken von Mistle End« is a treat for fans of fantastic audio plays, popular series like »Rick Nautilus«, »Mimi Zuckerperle«, »Die Haferhorde«, »Löre & Luc«, »Penny Pepper« 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«, »Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte« as well as »Die Chroniken von Narnia«, which provide high-class entertainment.


Famous German actors, comedians and audio book narrators like Boris Aljinovc, Rufus Beck, Iris Berben, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Stefan Kaminski, Christoph Maria Herbst, Sascha Icks, Laura Maire, David Nathan, Rainer Strecker, Katharina Thalbach 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

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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)