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 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, excitement and fantasy with a high literary standard. The versatile program includes beloved classics of world literature and contemporary audio books for children and teenagers.

Young explorers from 5 years up are now able to discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists, with the audio play series ›Little People, Big Dreams‹. And while »Fantasiereisen für Kinder« offers relaxation at any time of the day, the collection of children’s songs and nursery rhymes »Halli Hallo Halunken, die Fische sind ertrunken!« contains cheerful and catchy tunes for every occasion.

Cinematic experiences for listener's ears are offered by the reading of Tonke Dragt’s »Der Brief für den König« – on which the popular Netflix series is based – as well as by the audio play of the movie »Max und die wilde 7«, which features the voices of famous German actors like Uschi Glas, Thomas Thieme, Nina Petri and many others.

For young adults it is time to dive down deep into the fascinating nightlife of »Crescent City«. The richly inventive new fantasy-trilogy by bestselling author Sarah J. Maas combines the setting of a vibrant city full of magic, danger, and searing romance with a fascinating cast of unforgettable characters.

Charming classics like Frances H. Burnett’s »Der geheime Garten« – brought to life by award winning narrator Rainer Strecker – as well as David Nathan’s unabridged reading of »Die Nibelungen« capture the attention of listeners of every age.

»Paradise Pirates«, read by the master of voices Stefan Kaminski, ›Die Haferhorde‹ and ›Der Esel Pferdinand‹ by Suza Kolb, Elli Mattes’ ›Ponyschule Trippelwick‹, the boarding school for young horse whisperers to be, as well as part three of the bestselling series »Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – 100 Migrantinnen die die Welt verändern« offer a wide range of entertainment for everyone.

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 »Die Chroniken von Narnia« by C.S. Lewis. Audio plays of international classics, like »Der Zauberer von Oz« or »Peter Pan«, provide high-class entertainment and complete DAV’s program.


Famous German actors, comedians and audio book narrators like Lea van Acken, Rufus Beck, Iris Berben, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Annette Frier, Stefan Kaminski, Felix von Manteuffel, Christoph Maria Herbst, David Nathan, Ulrich Noethen, Andrea Sawatzki, Muschda Sherzada, Rainer Strecker, Katharina Thalbach and Collien Ulmen-Fernandes 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
  • AUDITORIX 2019 – Annet Schaap: Emilia und der Junge aus dem Meer
  • AUDITORIX 2019 – Eva Muszynski & Karsten Teich: Trudel Gedudel purzelt vom Zaun
  • 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
  • HörKulino 1970 – Erik Ole Lindström: Die abenteuerliche Reise des Mats Holmberg

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)30 319 98 28-0

Contact Person

Managing Director
Amadeus Gerlach (-12)

Editorial Director
Kristin Avemark (-30)

Britta Lang (-32)

Bernd Bauerochse (-55)

Public Relations
Maureen Wurm (-60)

Rights and Licenses
Gertraud Götz (-18)
Lea Hanke (-19)