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.

Best-selling author Matt Haig surprises young animal-lovers with the exciting adventure »Evie und die Macht der Tiere«, read by the beloved narrator Rufus Beck. And Stefan Kaminksi lifts the spirits of young listeners with his cheerful reading of »Alles doof, kleines Muffelmonster?«.

Fantasy-fans are invited to join narrator Rainer Strecker on a wild hunt through the scary frozen woods in »Feuerblut – Der Schwur der Jagdlinge. And the famous Grandest Hotel on Earth opens its magic doors in the fantastic unabridged reading of »Vincent und das Großartigste Hotel der Welt« by narrator Sascha Icks.

Well-known British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes his listeners on a journey to vanished worlds with the »Weltgeschichte(n)«- series – stories so exciting you won't believe they are true, for listeners from 10 years up.

While the award-winning »Stamped – Rassismus und Antirassismus in Amerika« by New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds is an energizing narrative that shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas – and on ways listeners can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives – an emphatic and intense reading by actor and activist Tyron Ricketts.

Sarah J. Maas continues her sexy, richly imagined ›Reich der Sieben Höfe‹-series with »Silbernes Feuer« and lets us take part in the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta. While the finale of the trilogy ›Die Chroniken von Mistle End‹ is a treat for fans of fantastic audio plays.

Popular series like ›Paradise Pirates‹, ›Die Haferhorde‹ and the audio plays based on the best-selling books ›Little People, Big Dreams‹ can be found next to the fun and breath-taking stories of ›Rick Nautilus‹, as well as the adventures of famous young detective ›Penny Pepper‹ who is always one step ahead of crime. They all 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 Piratenamsel« by Uwe Timm as well as »Die Chroniken von Narnia«, which provide high-class entertainment.


Famous German actors, comedians and audio book narrators like Rufus Beck, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Annette Frier, Stefan Kaminski, Christoph Maria Herbst, Sascha Icks, David Nathan, Rainer Strecker and 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
  • AUDITORIX 2019 – Annet Schaap: Emilia und der Junge aus dem Meer
  • AUDITORIX 2019 – Eva Muszynski & Karsten Teich: Trudel Gedudel purzelt vom Zaun

Preview Catalogues


Praktikum (m/w/d) Lektorat/Redaktion Kinder- und Jugendhörbuch


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Der Audio Verlag GmbH

Hardenbergstraße 9a
10623 Berlin


Phone +49 (0)30 31 99 82 8-0

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)
Lea Hanke (-19)