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.

The bestselling children’s book »Ich bin die kleine Katze und weitere Tiergeschichten« offers fun for toddlers and Stefan Kaminski again demonstrates his mastery of voices with his witty reading of »Trudel Gedudel foppt den Fuchs«.

In »Rigo und Rosa«, acclaimed actor Ulrich Noethen brings an old leopard and his young friend mouse Rosa to life and marvels at the wonders of the world. Beloved actor Christoph Maria Herbst tells about young Berti in »Berti und seine Brüder. Die Schokoladenkugel des Bösen« whose three bigger brothers constantly sabotage his life, and young witch Holly really wishes for an unmagical friend in »Holly Himmelblau – Unmagische Freundin gesucht« written by bestselling author Antje Szillat and read by the renowned comedian Annette Frier.

Young Helsin, the heroine of author Stefanie Höfler’s children’s book »Helsin Apelsin und der Spinner«, is a real Rumpelstiltskin and is perfectly impersonated by the extinguished narrator Eva Mattes. More adventures await young listeners during Störtebeker’s treasure hunt in »Der Schatz auf Pagensand« by Uwe Timm, while young adults explore the fantastic, magical and action-packed world of »Spellslinger – Karten des Schicksals« by Sebastien de Castell and the epic trilogy »Kingdoms of Smoke« by Sally Green.

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 the New York Times Bestseller saga »Das Reich der sieben Höfe« of Sarah J. Maas and the internationally successful »Gelöscht« trilogy by Teri Terry attract 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 »Der Zauberer von Oz« or »Peter Pan«, 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, Johann von Bülow, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Annette Frier, Stefan Kaminski, Felix von Manteuffel, Christoph Maria Herbst, Jürgen von der Lippe, Eva Mattes, Ulrich Noethen, Andrea Sawatzki, Rainer Strecker and Katharina Thalbach lend their voices to DAV productions.

Current awards

  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Annet Schaap: Emilia und der Junge aus dem Meer
  • AUDIOTRIX 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

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)

Editors Mareike Arlts (-31), Hannah Schenk (-32)

Marketing Bernd Bauerochse (-55)

Public Relations Maureen Wurm (-60)

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