Der Audio Verlag

History of the publishing house

Der Audio Verlag (DAV) was founded in 1999. DAV’s shareholder is the publishing group Random House GmbH. In the 20 years of its existence, DAV has published over 1.800 audio books for children, teenagers and adults.

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 artists, 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 hr2.


DAV’s audio books combine fun, excitement and fantasy with a high literary standard. The versatile program includes, next to beloved classics of Otfried Preußler and James Krüss, contemporary audio books for children and teenagers.

»Gute Nacht, Gorilla! und weitere Einschlafhörspiele« offers fun for toddlers while »Viel Spaß mit Onkel Tobi. Alle Geschichten auf einem Hörbuch« – read by famous entertainer Jürgen von der Lippe and accompanied by music – unfolds its own loveable charm.

In »Paddington feiert Weihnachten« not only the annual christmas shopping but also a sporting game in the park and a trip to a fair turn into big adventures for the little bear.
Listeners can attend the consultation-hour of famous »Doktor Dolittle« and discover unknown places and species with the fantastic-galactic audio book »Der wundersame Weltraumzoo«.

Famous actor Jannik Schümann excites with his sensitive reading of »Die beste Bahn meines Lebens« – an enchanting coming-of age-story – while fans of fantasy will be thrilled by the action-packed »Der Bund der Schattenläufer« and the epic trilogy »Kingdoms of Smoke«. Lovers of bittersweet romances will fall for one of the DAV highlights: the unabridged reading of the blockbuster »Drei Schritte zu dir«.

Entertaining series with cheeky rascal ›Luzifer junior‹, the ponies Schoko and Keks of ›Die Haferhorde‹ by Suza Kolb and Janet Foxley’s small giant with the big heart ›Munkel Trogg‹ seize the hearts of young listeners and have found a home at DAV while the New York Times Bestseller saga ›Das Reich der sieben Höfe‹ of Sarah J. Maas and the internationally successful ›Gelöscht‹-trilogy by Teri Terry attracts young adults.

In addition to the popular and unconventional children’s music project »ROTZ 'N' ROLL RADIO« by Kai Lüftner the program of DAV contains elaborately produced radio plays like »Der Räuber Hotzenplotz und die Mondrakete« by Otfried Preußler or »Kicheritis. Anstecken erlaubt!«.
Audio plays of international classics like »Gullivers Reisen«, »Peter Pan« or »Prinzessin Sara«, provide high-class entertainment and complete DAVʼs program.


Famous German actors, comedians and audio book artists like Boris Aljinovic, Dietmar Bär, Rufus Beck, Iris Berben, Christian Brückner, Johann von Bülow, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Annette Frier, Stefan Kaminski, Felix von Manteuffel, Christoph Maria Herbst, Ulrich Noethen, Rufus Beck, Andrea Sawatzki, Rainer Strecker and Katharina Thalbach lend their voices to DAV productions.

Current awards

  • Children's Audiobook Award BEO 2018 – Peter Brown: Das Wunder der wilden Insel
  • Children's Audiobook Award BEO 2018 – Peter Brown: Das Wunder der wilden Insel

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Der Audio Verlag GmbH

Hardenbergstraße 9a
10623 Berlin


Phone +49 (0)30 319 98 28-0

Contact Person

Managing Director Amadeus Gerlach (-12)

Editorial Director Hannah Schenk (-30)

Editors Mareike Arlts (-31), Charlotte Kirstein (-32)

Marketing Bernd Bauerochse (-55)

Public Relations Maureen Wurm (-60)

Rights and Licenses Gertraud Götz (-18), Birte Epping (-19)