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.

Even though Karlchen always means well, trouble – and fun – follow her wherever she goes. Her adventures in »Karlchen hilft allen, ob sie wollen oder nicht« narrated by Britta Steffenhagen will delight kids from 5 years up as well as their parents.

Löre and her best friend Luc discover and master the secrets of everyday life in the new audio-play-series »Löre & Luc – Unser lautes Leben« – stories packed with wit and humor for listeners from 3 years up.

Beloved narrator Boris Aljinovic and the little Zonkey called Möhrchen take their listeners on a joyful journey through the year in Stephanie Schneider’s »Grimm und Möhrchen – Frühling, Sommer, Herbst und Zesel«.

Just in time for Christmas Rufus Beck returns with a new adventure written by author Matt Haig and enchants kids from 6 years up with the tale of »Eine Weihnachtsmaus namens Miika« – a story about a brave little mouse who sets out on a quest for cheese and learns a lot about friendship and the magical power of being yourself.

Well-known British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes his listeners on a journey to vanished worlds with the »Weltgeschichten(n)«-series – stories so exciting you will not believe they are true, for listeners from 10 years up. And the new young adult thriller »Nothing More to Tell« from international bestselling author Karen M. McManus provides fast-paced entertainment for fans of murder mysteries.

Fantastic audio play enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that there is a reunion of Cedrik and his friends in »Der Druide von Mistle End«. And for newcomers to the ›Mistle End‹ series who want to know what happened in the first three audio plays we recommend »Die Chroniken von Mistle End – Die Hörspiel Trilogie«.

Furthermore, popular series like ›Rick Nautilus‹, ›Die Haferhorde, ›Detektei für magisches Unwesen‹, ›Amari‹, ›#London Whisper‹ and ›Creepy Chronicles‹ 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 »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

  • AKI Audiosiegel 2023 – Julia Boehme: Alles doof, kleines Muffelmonster?
  • AKI Audiosiegel 2023 – C. S. Lewis: Die Chroniken von Narnia – Teil 2: Der König von Narnia
  • AKI Audiosiegel 2023 – Jenny Alten, Leonie Below, Johannes Disselhoff: Löre & Luc – Unser lautes Leben (1). Folge 1: Wir ziehen um / Folge 2: Ich gehe allein Brötchen holen
  • IfaK und Stiftung Zuhören – Hörmedium des Monats 2023 – Juli – Märchenland für alle
  • IfaK und Stiftung Zuhören – Hörmedium des Monats 2023 – Juni – Sandra Grimm: Mimi Zuckerperle und die Zauber­bäckerei – Teil 1: Die magische Törtchen-Explosion
  • IfaK und Stiftung Zuhören – Hörmedium des Monats 2022 – März – Uwe Timm: Die Piratenamsel
  • IfaK und Stiftung Zuhören – Hörmedium des Monats 2022 – September – Jenny Alten, Leonie Below, Johannes Disselhoff: Löre & Luc – Unser lautes Leben (1). Folge 1: Wir ziehen um / Folge 2: Ich gehe allein Brötchen holen
  • Ohrenspitzer - Töne für Kinder 2022 – Hörtipp März – Constanze Spengler, Katja Gehrmann: Seepferdchen sind ausverkauft
  • Buchempfehlungen der Deutschen Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur 2021 – Hörbuch des Monats September 2021 – Jason Reynolds: Asphalthelden
  • IfaK und Stiftung Zuhören – Hörmedium des Monats 2021 – Juli – Markus Grolik: Gizmo – Auch Drachen brauchen Freunde
  • IfaK und Stiftung Zuhören – Hörmedium des Monats 2021 – Oktober – María Isabel Sánchez Vegara: Little People, Big Dreams® – Teil 2: Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Coco Chanel, Muhammad Ali
  • Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2021 – Bestenliste 2/21 – Richard Adams: Unten am Fluss
  • 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
  • Kinderhörspielpreis der Stadt Karlsruhe 2020 – C. S. Lewis: Die Chroniken von Narnia – Teil 1: Das Wunder von Narnia

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