Der Audio Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Der Audio Verlag (DAV) was founded in 1999. DAV’s shareholder is the publishing group Penguin Random House GmbH. In the 21 years of its existence, DAV has published over 2.500 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.


B.B. Alston’s »Amari und die Nachtbrüder«, part one of a fantastic trilogy, offers exciting magic, captivating secrets and breathtaking action to listeners from 11 years up.

Devouring knights, hunting dragons and wearing sparkling skirts? Young dragon Gizmo, knight Adrian and princess Priscilla really don’t think those things sound like good ideas! Comical entertainment with Philipp Schepmann for boys and girls from 5 years up – refreshingly free from clichés.

Wonderfully spooky classes are waiting for Freddy, one of the few human students at the school for ghosts and other supernatural beings, in »Geisterschule Blauzahn«. Comedian Thomas Nicolai’s reading will make listeners from 8 years up laugh out loud about things that go bump in the night.

»All This Time« by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott is a gripping and bittersweet new romance that asks: Can you find true love after losing everything? And Lena Kiefer’s ›Don’t‹ Trilogy is a must-have for fans of new adult romance.

The new series ›Rick Nautilus‹, read by Oliver Rohrbeck, offers action, fun and breath-taking adventures deep under the sea. And famous young detective ›Penny Pepper‹ is back, ready to solve new mysteries.

While the sequel of ›Die Chroniken von Mistle End‹ is a treat for fans of fantastic audio plays, ›Lia Sturmgold‹ discovers the secret of the sea fairy in her newest adventure.
Popular series like ›Paradise Pirates‹, read by the master of voices Stefan Kaminski, ›Die Haferhorde‹ by Suza Kolb, Elli Mattes’ ›Ponyschule Trippelwick‹, the boarding school for young horse whisperers to be, as well as the audio plays based on the best-selling books ›Little People, Big Dreams‹ 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 »Unten am Fluss« by Richard Adams, »Die Chroniken von Narnia« or »Peter Pan«, which provide high-class entertainment.


Famous German actors, comedians and audio book narrators like Lea van Acken, Rufus Beck, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Annette Frier, Stefan Kaminski, Christoph Maria Herbst, David Nathan, Ulrich Noethen, Muschda Sherzada, 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

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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)

Mareike Arlts (-31)

Bernd Bauerochse (-55)

Public Relations
Maureen Wurm (-60)

Rights and Licenses
Gertraud Götz (-18)