The Publishing House and its History
Children’s and young adult audiobook publisher ‘Silberfisch’ (Silver Fish) was founded in 2007 under the Hörbuch Hamburg umbrella, along the banks of the Elbe. Thanks to a careful selection of materials and a consistently high level of quality productions the publisher has been very successful from the start.
Every year, Silberfisch releases about 120 titles—from classic narration to audio drama. The program embraces a good mix of entertainment, high quality literature, and exciting nonfiction for all age groups.
Alongside classics by Michael Ende, Judith Kerr, Max Kruse and Otfried Preußler one can find contemporary children’s and young adult audiobooks by Isabel Abedi, Nina Blazon, Julia Dippel, Marc-Uwe Kling, Stephenie Meyer, Martin Muser, Andreas Steinhöfel, Oliver Scherz, Saša Stanišić, Uwe Timm, and Juli Zeh.
Strong characters and series, like ‘Die Schule der magischen Tiere’ (The School of Magic Animals), ‘Conni’, ‘Der kleine Rabe Socke’ (Sock the Crow), ‘Die kleine Hummel Bommel‘ (Bobbles, the Little Bumblebee), ‘Das magische Baumhaus’ (Magic Tree House), ‘Bitte nicht öffnen’ (Please Do not Open), ‘Der kleine Siebenschläfer’ (Fat Little Dormouse) and ‘Wie man 13 wird’ (How to turn 13) complete the program.
In the fall of 2022, Hendrikje Balsmeyer and Peter Maffay send their heroine Anouk off on new adventures, creating dreamlike bedtime stories that are once again sensitively read by Nora Jokhosha. In "Anouk, dein nächstes Abenteuer ruft“ (Anouk, your next adventure is calling), Anouk takes young listeners to the jungle and to Egypt. She visits a forgotten library and takes over the investigation at the police station. Along the way, she shows how every child can learn to swim. In each story there is again so much material for dreams that falling asleep after listening is easy.
Bestselling author Marc-Uwe Kling promises the best family entertainment with his new audio book about a family in constant chaos. In "Der Tag, an dem Tiffany das Wasser aus der Wanne geschaukelt“ (The Day Tiffany Rocked the Water out of the Tub), Mom, Luisa and Grandma want to have a spa day, while Tiffany stays home with Dad, Max and Grandpa – chaos ensues. For all those who can't decide or simply want more: The edition contains the staged studio version with quirky sounds and music by Boris Löbsack as well as the live reading, both read by the author, of course.
Another bestselling author must not be missing from Silberfisch's fall program: Margit Auer and her series ‘Die Schule der magischen Tiere’ (The School of Magical Animals). In September 2022, the Winterstein School returns to the big screen and Andreas Fröhlich is also back for the audiobook, reading the novel version of the hit movie. He also interprets the latest volume "Die Schule der magischen Tiere – Band 13: Bravo, bravissimo!" in which the children and animals of the Winterstein School take part in a big singing competition. And so that fans of the magical animals can finally learn why kangaroos never hop backwards and what chameleons prefer to eat, Mr. Morrison has interesting, clever, and funny conversations with his animals in "Die Schule der magischen Tiere: Mister Morrisons gesammeltes Tierwissen" (The School of Magical Animals: Mister Morrison's Collected Animal Knowledge).
The entertainment of the autumn program also includes what is probably the world's most famous robber: Otfried Preußler's heroes Kasperl, Seppel and, of course, Hotzenplotz himself conquer the big screen! To mark the 60th anniversary of the classic children's book, the adaptation of the coffee-mill thriller will be released in German cinemas in December. At the same time, the audio play will be released by Silberfisch with the voices from the film, including Nicholas Ofczarek, August Diehl, Olli Dittrich and Christiane Paul.
Strong emotions around war, love, humanity, and hope are aroused by the audio book "White Bird – Wie ein Vogel" (White Bird - Like a Bird) by R. J. Palacio, who became a celebrated bestselling author with her novel "Wunder" (Miracle) - Hollywood film adaptation included. Her new audio book is about the Jewish girl Sara, who must flee from the Nazis in March 1943 and is taken in by her classmate Julien, whom Sara has always teased because of his disability, and his family. Brilliantly and sensitively read by Sascha Icks and Elisabeth Schwarz.
Our multi-faceted, award-winning group of actors and fiction readers include: Rufus Beck, Andreas Fröhlich, Julian Greis, Charly Hübner, Christoph Maria Herbst, Sascha Icks, Stefan Kaminski, Julia Nachtmann, Eva Mattes, Oliver Rohrbeck, Katharina Thalbach, Gert Heidenreich, David Nathan and Jens Wawrczeck.
Silberfisch audiobooks are regularly listed on the radio station hr2-Best Audiobooks monthly list for children and young adults and decorated audio book of the month by the German Academy for Children’s and Young People’s Literature.
The German audiobook award in the category »Best children’s audiobook« was awarded to Silberfisch in 2019, as well as the children’s audio book audience award of German booksellers HÖRkulino (2nd place) 2021.
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Silberfisch bei Hörbuch Hamburg HHV GmbH
Tel. (040) 897 207 8-0
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Phone +49 (0)40 897 20 78-0
Managing Director Johannes Stricker
Sales/Distribution Carlsen Verlag Sales & Distribution
Program Director Dörte Brunotte (-21)
Editorial Department Lea Warnke (-20)
Public Relations Julia Bergemann (-14) und Laura Bottin (-15)