Silberfisch bei Hörbuch Hamburg

The Publishing House and its History

Children’s and young adult audiobook publisher »Silberfisch« (Silver Fish) was founded in 2007 under the Hörbuch Hamburg umbrella, along the banks of the Elbe. Thanks to a careful selection of materials and a consistently high level of quality productions the publisher has been very successful from the start.


Every year, Silberfisch releases about 100 titles—from classic narration to audio drama. The program embraces a good mix of entertainment, high quality literature, and exciting nonfiction for all age groups.

Alongside classics by Michael Ende, Judith Kerr, Max Kruse and Otfried Preußler one can find contemporary children’s and young adult audiobooks by by Isabel Abedi, Marc-Uwe Kling, Martin Muser, Andreas Steinhöfel, Oliver Scherz, Uwe Timm, Anna Woltz and Juli Zeh.

Strong characters and series, like ›Die Schule der magischen Tiere‹ (The School of Magic Animals), ›Conni‹, ›Pixi‹, ›Der kleine Rabe Socke‹ (Sock the Crow), ›Die kleine Hummel Bommel‹ (Bobbles, the Little Bumblebee), ›Das magische Baumhaus‹ (Magic Tree House), ›Bitte nicht öffnen‹(Please Do not Open) and ›Der kleine Siebenschläfer‹ (Fat Little Dormouse), complete the program.

In autumn 2020 Silberfisch offers lots of new titles with popular young heroes. Former best friends Rico and Oskar are struggling with differences in »Rico, Oskar und das Mistverständnis« (Rico, Oskar and the Misunderstanding) by Andreas Steinhöfel. Rico has stopped talking to Oskar and on top he has fallen in love.

Great joy awaits the fans of well-known children’s author Michael Ende: The awarded actor Christoph Maria Herbst reads »Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13« (Jim Button and the Wild 13). After the huge success of his version of »Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer« (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver) this is the second part of the unabridged adventure.

There will be new audiobooks of ›Die Schule der magischen Tiere‹ (The School of Magic Animals): With the launch of the movie Silberfisch releases a film-based audiobook. At the same time the series will be continued with volume 11: »Wilder, wilder Wald!« (Wild, wild Forest!), all read by Andreas Fröhlich. In addition the winter adventure »Eingeschneit!« (Snowbound!) will be produced as an audio drama, and a collectors box with volumes 6 to 10 will be published.

Bestselling author Juli Zeh tells an extraordinary Christmas story in »Alle Jahre wieder« (Every Year): Josh and Lena are waiting in vain for their presents. The appearance of an injured bird, however, makes them realize that this is the Christ Child – in dire need of their help.

More extraordinary heroes on a mission: In »City Spies: Gefährlicher Auftrag« (City Spies) five young MI6-agents from all over the world have to stop the deadly plans of a secret organization while averting an attack at the youth environmental summit in Paris – action at its best.

After the release of our new editions of »Der Räuber Hotzenplotz« (The Robber Hotzenplotz) this spring fans will now be enchanted by another Preußler classic: Suzanne von Borsody excels in her reading of two adventures of »Die Kleine Hexe« (The Little Witch), adapted for our youngest listeners.

Artists and actors

Our multi-faceted, award-winning group of actors and fiction readers includes: Andreas Fröhlich, Charly Hübner, Christoph Maria Herbst, Sascha Icks, Stefan Kaminski, Suzanne von Borsody, Julia Nachtmann, Eva Mattes, Oliver Rohrbeck, Katharina Thalbach and Rufus Beck.


Silberfisch audiobooks are regularly listed on the radio station hr2-Best Audiobooks monthly list for children and young adults and decorated audio book of the month by the German Academy for Children’s and Young People’s Literature.

The German audiobook award in the category »Best children’s audiobook« was awarded to Silberfisch in 2019.

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Hörbuch Hamburg HHV GmbH

Paul-Nevermann-Platz 5
22765 Hamburg
Tel. (040) 897 207 8-0
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Managing Director Johannes Stricker

Sales Carlsen Verlag Sales & Distribution

Program Director Dörte Brunotte (-21)

Editorial Department Lea Warnke (-20)

Public Relations Dörthe Gaettens (-15)