The Publishing House and its History

HÖRCOMPANY was founded in 2000 by Angelika Schaack and Andrea Herzog with the aim of producing beautiful and high-quality audio books for children and young people, which adults also enjoy listening to. Carefully selected material is adequately realised for the audio books and spoken by excellent actresses and actors.

HÖRCOMPANY is one of the most frequently awarded publishers and has received the BEO children's audio book award, the German audio book award, the Auditorix and the award for Children's and youth audio book of the year from hr2-Hörbuchbestenliste several times. In 2023 the jury awarded »Ajay und die Tintenhelden«. From 2019 to 2021 HÖRCOMPANY received the award three times in a row, including titles like »Dinge, die so nicht bleiben können« from Michael Gerard Bauer.

Most recently, the award-winning »Wilde Radtour mit Velociraptorin« won Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

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HÖRCOMPANY tells beautiful and exciting stories for children and young people. The program covers all ages and genres, such as picture books, adventure, fantasy, poetry, non-fiction, world literature and classics.

Award-winning authors, such as Onjali Raúf, Adam Silvera, Lea-Lina Oppermann, Kate DiCamillo and Marie-Aude Murail with »Simpel«, give the program a special literary touch. Selected all-ages titles, such as the bizarre fantasy series about the skeleton detective »Skulduggery Pleasant«, also characterize the profile. In addition, poems, songs, rhymes and picture book settings contribute to a distinctive listening experience. In the WELTLITERATUR FÜR KINDER series, classic material is vividly retold, supplemented by dramatized original excerpts. In KINDER ENTDECKEN BERÜHMTE LEUTE insight into the lives of inventors, explorers and artists are provided. Treasures such as the German classic »Der Sängerkrieg der Heidehasen« or the stories from the »GRUFFALO« team Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and their German voice Ilona Schulz round off the program.

A diverse selection is currently offered: stories and music around the international Bestseller »Rainbow Fish«, the educational audiobook »Frida Kahlo« and the gripping spy novel »Code Name Verity«.


Award-winning speakers matching the respective material give each audiobook a unique sound. Amongst the narrators are Wolfgang Völz, Stefan Kaminski, Martin Baltscheit, Fritzi Haberlandt, Jörg Pohl, Peter Lohmeyer, Sandra Hüller, Peter Kaempfe, Stefan Kurt, Birte Schnöink, Jens Wawrczeck, Julia Nachtmann, Julian Greis, Katharina Thalbach, Gerhard Garbers, Konstantin Graudus, Rainer Strecker and many other award-winning actors.

Current awards

  • hr2 Best children's audiobook of the year 2023 – Varsha Shah: Ajay und die Tintenhelden
  • German Audio Book Prize 2023 - Best children's audio book of the year 2021 – Der Junge aus der letzten Reihe
  • hr2 Best children's audiobook of the year 2021 – Michael Gerard Bauer: Dinge, die so nicht bleiben können
  • AUDITORIX 2020 – Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan: An Nachteule von Sternhai
  • AUDITORIX 2020 – Onjali Q. Raúf: Der Junge aus der letzten Reihe
  • hr2 Best children's audiobook of the year 2020 – Onjali Q. Raúf: Der Junge aus der letzten Reihe
  • hr2 Best children's audiobook of the year 2019 – Lois Lowry: Die schreckliche Geschichte der abscheulichen Familie Willoughby


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Semperstraße 24
22303 Hamburg


Phone +49 (0)40 607 706 719


Contact Person

Angelika Schaack
+49 (0)40 607 706 722

Project management
Michele Blanchard
+49 (0)40 607 706 719

Public Relations

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